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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Moresnet
Moresnet or Neutral Moresnet was, from 1816 to 1919, a tiny European mini-state of about 3.5 km² that existed solely because its two large neighbours couldn't agree on who should own it, deciding therefore to make it a neutral territory where both would share control equally.
At first the territory was governed by two royal commissioners, one from each neighbour, but later Moresnet was granted a greater measure of self-administration when a mayor and a council of ten members were installed, with the mayor (also the head of state) appointed by the two commissioners.
Life in Neutral Moresnet was dominated by the zinc mine as the major employer, which attracted many workers from the neighbouring countries who supplemented the original "neutral" population, though the total population of Moresnet never exceeded 3000.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/mo/Moresnet   (670 words)

 MORESNET - Online Information article about MORESNET
village is that of Neutral Moresnet, also called Kelmis or Kalmis, with 2800 inhabitants.
Just over the Prussian frontier is Prussian Moresnet, with 65o inhabitants, and in Belgium is Belgian Moresnet, with about 1200.
Moresnet, strictly Montzen-Moresnet, is, as its name implies, a See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /MOL_MOS/MORESNET.html   (455 words)

  Moresnet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neutral Moresnet and surroundings: 1: The Netherlands; 2: Belgium, Liège province; 3: Neutral Moresnet; 4: Prussia, Rhine province.
The village of Moresnet itself would become Dutch, Neu-Moresnet would become part of Prussia, and the mine and the adjacent village of Kelmis (La Calamine in French) would, for the mean time, become neutral territory with both nations establishing a joint administration for the area.
Life in Neutral Moresnet was dominated by the zinc mine as the major employer, which attracted many workers from the neighboring countries, though the total population of the territory never exceeded 3000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Moresnet   (898 words)

Moresnet went to the Netherlands, the present Neu-Moresnet became part of Prussia under the name of Prussian Moresnet and the little area with the village Kelmis and the zinc mine got a neutral status.
It is obvious that Neutral Moresnet was situated between the Netherlands and Prussia and had thus a Three-country-points points meet with both countries.
The inhabitants of Moresnet, seeing the storm coming, filed a petition for annexation by Belgium in cause the neutral status would be ended.
www.moresnet.nl /english/geschiedenis_en.htm   (2088 words)

As neither of the two countries wanted the other one to own this mine, they negotiated for a year, and in 1816 it was decided that the territory would be divided into three parts.
The former neutral territory officially became a part of Belgium, and 50 border markers and a small museum are all that remain of this unique chapter in European history.
Moresnet's destiny was tied to its zinc mine, but it could have sought a different path.
www.homestead.com /dumezil/lecture1.html   (963 words)

 Moresnet - Encyclopedia.com
Moresnet, district, 1.5 sq mi (3.9 sq km), Liège prov., E Belgium, near the German border.
The rare twinning on (001) reported by Levy in 1843 from Moresnet, Belgium (Goldschmidt, 1913, and others), was not observed by Buttgenbach (1947) from Kipushi or Moresnet.
Fewer people will be acquainted with Moresnet, a European nation that owed its existence of more than 100 years (1816 to 1919) to the fact that its two bordering nations...
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Moresnet.html   (264 words)

 Moresnet - Vikipedio
Moresnet, Neŭtrala Moresnet aŭ "Neŭtra Moresneto" estis, de 1816 ĝis 1919, malgranda kvazaŭregno, aree ĉirkaŭ 3.5 km², ekzistanta nur ĉar ĝiaj du grandaj najbarlandoj ne konsentis pri kiu posedu ĝin.
Ambaŭ landoj emis inkluzivigi ĝin en siajn respektivajn teritoriojn, kaj interkonsentis en 1816: vilaĝo Moresnet mem estu nederlanda, Neu-Moresnet estu parto da Prusio kaj la minejo kaj vilaĝo Kelmis (La Calamine) ĉirkaŭ ĝi iĝu, provizore, neŭtrala teritorio administrata kune de ambaŭ regnoj.
En 1914 dum unua mondmilito, Germanio (heredanto de Prusio) invadis Belgion kaj aneksis Moresnet-on en 1915.
eo.wikipedia.org /wiki/Moresnet#Ekapero   (546 words)

 Neutral-Moresnet/Stamps and postal history
The nearest post-office in Hendrik Kapelle took care of the mail in Belgian Moresnet and was also authorised to deliver mail in the neutral territory.
A remarkable detail in the postal history of Neutral Moresnet was the emission of a series of stamps for mail within the neutral territory by the Kelmiser Verkehrs Anstalt.
Because Neutral Moresnet did not have its own post office it is difficult to recognise such old postal items.
www.moresnet.nl /english/postverkeer_en.htm   (703 words)

 Kelmis (Municipality, Province of Liège, Belgium)
It forms the north-eastern point of the province of Liège and is bordered in the south by the German-speaking municipalities of Raeren and Lontzen, in the north by the French-speaking municipality of Plombières (especially the former municipalities of Moresnet and Gemmenich), and in the north-east by the German municipality of Aachen.
The Mayor and the Council Municipal of Moresnet Neutre remained in office until the election of a new Council on 7 February 1923.
I guess that the three stars refer to the three former Moresnet territories, as well as the lion (for Belgium) and the eagle (for Prussia).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/be-wlgkm.html   (2395 words)

 The Territory of Moresnet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Moresnet was no (semi)-independant state but a territory with a very special status between 1841 and the end of WW I. It was an area made of three small "communes" (municipalities) somewhere between Belgium, Netherlands and Germany (Prussia).
In the end, Moresnet was declared neutral territory in 1841 and it remained neutral until 1919 when it was annexed by one of the victorious powers: Belgium.
Germany renounces in favour of Belgium all rights and title over the territory of Prussian Moresnet situated on the west of the road from Liege to Aix-la-Chapelle; the road will belong to Belgium where it bounds this territory.
users.skynet.be /suffrage-universel/be/befrmoresnet.htm   (253 words)

 Neutral Moresnet
Prussia wished to stand by the description in one article of the treaty; the Netherlands claimed under another; and contingent upon which article was to have force was the status of a triangle of land, in the middle of Moresnet, some three miles by two miles by one, with an area of 850 acres.
Although Neutral Moresnet is but a few miles from Aix-la-Chapelle, and although an electric-car line will be continued from the city to its edgeprobably, before this, has been continued-it is a lost territory.
The division of Neutral Moresnet has long been intended, plans have from time to time been proposed for it, and it is apt to be accomplished at any moment.
www.oldandsold.com /articles04/uv9.shtml   (3684 words)

 Het vergeten land van Moresnet | Esperanto-USA
Mi ankoraux sercxas filmojn, kiujn ni povus montri cxe NOREK, kaj mi jxus ekrimarkis cxe IMDB la titolon "Het vergeten land van Moresnet".
Ik probeer te vinden een exemplaar van uw film "Het vergeten land van Moresnet" en uitrust het met de ondertitels van het Esperanto voor een de film mini-festival van het Esperanto wij voor deze herfst van Seattle plannen.
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www.esperanto-usa.org /?q=node/331   (152 words)

 neutral_moresnet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1815 after the defeat of Napoleon, the new map of Europe was drawn at the Vienna Congress.
The south and east part of the area came to Prussia, the western part came to the Netherlands, while the heart was eclared as a neutral zone.
In 1919 after the Treaty of Versailles Neutral Moresnet was given to Belgium.
republika.pl /postcard_jack/neutral_moresnet.htm   (101 words)

 27   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Moresnet, also called "Neutral Moresnet", was formed 1816 as a compromise between the Netherlands and Prussia, who were fighting over a zinc mine on its territory.
It was annexed by the Germans in 1915, during World War I. Its existence formally ended in 1919 when the Treaty of Versaille awarded this territory to Belgium.
One can still see many of the stones marking the borders of Moresnet, and there is a small museum in the nearby town of Neu-Moresnet commemorating its history.
math.ucr.edu /home/baez/puzzles/27.html   (222 words)

 Untitled Document
Ein eigener Gemeinderat wurde für Neutral Moresnet von den Königlichen Kommissaren erst 1854 ernannt.
Durch Artikel 33 desselben Vertrages tritt Deutschland auch den Teil von Preußisch Moresnet an Belgien ab, der nördlich der Aachener-Lütticher Landstraße liegt.
Der gesamte Gemeinderat von Neutral Moresnet wurde ebenfalls bestätigt, nachdem seine bis dahin preußischen Mitglieder auf Beibehaltung ihrer Staatsangehörigkeit verzichtet hatten.
www.kelmis.be /de/gemeinde/historique.htm   (1298 words)

 Railway bridges
But there are differences: the Belgium bridge near Moresnet has two tracks and is much longer (1107 m) than her sister in Lithuania over the river Dubysa (570 m), with only one track.
Nowadays the bridge near Moresnet is very important for freight traffic between the harbour of Antwerp and Germany.
The old bridgeparts of Moresnet heve been replaced by new ones.
home.hetnet.nl /~f2hrajhamoen482/b_Railwaybridges.htm   (753 words)

 Amikejo (place of great friendship) | MetaFilter
Just as cartographers put fake cul-de-sacs into their maps to catch violators of copyright, "Moresnet" is well-known in publishing circles as a copyright trap/hoax conceived and perpetrated by the editors of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Considering the BEF never got anywhere near the intersection of Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands (where Moresnet is located) at any time in WWI, and the territory's 344 hectare size, "hyperbole" is about the kindest word I would use to describe that statement.
Presumably by 'almost Esperanto' you mean that Moresnet's version of the language was completely lacking in nouns, and the world to its inhabitants was a heterogenous series of independent acts.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/54223   (1563 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Das Museum veranschaulicht auf sehr subtile Weise die politische und geschichtliche Sonderbarkeit des "Neutralgebietes von Moresnet", die Geschichte der Zinkindustrie und der "Vieille-Montagne", sowie eine reiche Sammlung an Mineralien aus der Umgebung.
Die utopische Umwandlung des neutralen Gebiets in einem Staat des Esperantos und der regionalen Volkskunde werden auch dargestellt.
Sammler können Briefmarken und Münzen aus dem Neutralgebiet Moresnet, welche nur 17 Tage im Umlauf waren, bestaunen.
www.kelmis.be /de/tourismus/musee_gueule.htm   (95 words)

 Image:Flag of Moresnet.svg - Wikimedia Commons
Tiếng Việt: Lá cờ của nước trung lập Moresnet.
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This page was last modified 00:01, 6 December 2006.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Image:Flag_of_Moresnet.svg   (179 words)

 Kelmis, Belgium
At the Congress of Vienna, agreement could not be reached over which country Kelmis belonged to.
Moresnet became Dutch (then Belgian), Neu-Moresnet German, and the zinc-quarrying area in between neutral under joint administration.
Out of this Kelmis developed but did not become Belgian until 1919.
www.planetware.com /belgium/kelmis-b-lg-kelmis.htm   (79 words)

 Science and Society Picture Library - Search
Lithograph by A Maugendre of one of the zinc foundries owned by the Societe Anonyme de Mines et Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne (Vieille Montagne zinc mine and foundry company).
Between 1816 and 1919, Moresnet was a tiny neutral territory of about 3.5 square kilometers, sandwiched between Belgium and Germany.
Illustration from Maugendre’s ‘Album des usines et etablissements de la societe’, (Album of factories and premises of the company), published in Paris in 1855.
www.scienceandsociety.co.uk /results.asp?image=10438471   (114 words)

 Gmane -- Mail To News And Back Again
require misconstruing the moresnet bede condo into a country
but since eupen is east of moresnet and both are belgian today
> > Yes, that "unnamed division of land " is Moresnet.
article.gmane.org /gmane.culture.discuss.boundary-point/3628   (508 words)

 Willkommen in Ostbelgien
Seit der Eröffnung des Besucherbergwerks im Mai 2007 sind die zahlreichen Besucher nach wie vor begeistert von der Attraktivität und der Instandhaltung dieses Stollens.
Der Marien-Gnadenort von Moresnet ist bekannt durch seinen wunderschönen Kalvarienberg.
Der Wallfahrtsort mit seiner prachtvollen Parkanlage liegt eingebettet in einer Naturlandschaft, am Waldesrand.
www.eastbelgium.com /de/indexde.html   (1228 words)

 Moresnet part 3 Photo Gallery by Godderie Eddy at pbase.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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www.pbase.com /funfoto2006/moresnet3   (33 words)

In Betracht wurde allerdings die Neutralität dieses Gebietes gezogen und die Tatsache, daß Moresnet von Deutschland, Belgien und Holland leicht zu erreichen war.
Die Geschichte des Göhltales, in dem Moresnet liegt, ist es wert, einmal aufgezeigt zu werden.
Wir wissen, in diesem jetzt zu Belgien gehörenden Raum liegen die deutschsprachigen Gebiete Belgiens, die ihre Heimatsprache "verteidigen".
www.fortunecity.de /tatooine/kirk/155/frame_era4.html   (899 words)

 Moresnet, Belgium Travel Photo by SHoweMBOU
Home > Belgium > Liege > Moresnet > photo
Visited Sep 19, 2005 - from the entry "Moresnet "
Whatever you're looking for you can get it on eBay.
www.travelpost.com /photo-large.aspx?imid=33509   (58 words)

 Hotels in Moresnet, Belgium
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20 Sep 1920 Eupen-Malmedy, and Moresnet formally annexed.
29 Jul 1940 - 1944 Eupen, Malmedy, and Moresnet annexed to Germany.
with former Neutral Moresnet (they were part of the
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