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  Netherlands. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The archbishop of Utrecht is the Roman Catholic primate of the Netherlands.
The region west of the Rhine formed part of the Roman province of Lower Germany and was inhabited by the Batavi; to the east of the Rhine were the Frisians.
The northern provinces, under the leadership of William the Silent, prince of Orange, succeeded (1572–74) in expelling the Spanish garrisons.
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  Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dərlɑnt/) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden), which is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means "low countries") and is popularly known for its windmills, wooden shoes, dikes, tulips, bicycles and social tolerance.
Also, the Netherlands has long been a nation of traders, dominated by a freethinking bourgeoisie and for international trade one has to be tolerant of an other person's culture; at home, despite calvinism being till the 19th century the state religion, there was in practice much religious tolerance shown towards catholics and jews.
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 Wikipedia: Netherlands
The Netherlands (Nederland in Dutch) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a constitutional monarchy.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world and is famous for its dikess, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips and perceived social tolerance.
The Netherlands has been a constitutional monarchy since 1815, after it had been a republic from 1581 to 1806 (it was occupied by France between 1806 and 1815).
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 Provinces of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Dutch province represents the administrative layer in between the national government and the local municipalities, having the responsibility for matters of subnational or regional importance.
When the Netherlands finally did become fully part of France in 1810, the departments of the kingdom and their borders were largely maintained, with some joined together.
The 17 provinces of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands were for a significant part based on the former French departments and their borders, in particular in what would later become Belgium.
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 Netherlands - Wikipedia
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world and is famous for its dikes, windmills, and perceived social tolerance.
During the 19th century, the Netherlands were somewhat behind on the neighbouring countries.
The Netherlands have been a constitutional monarchy since 1815, after it had been a republic from 1581 to 1806 (it was occupied by France between 1806 and 1815).
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 Netherlands Provinces & Cities Guide
Zuid-Holland borders the North Sea in the west, east are the provinces Utrecht and Noord-Brabant and Zeeland in the south.
Friesland borders on the IJsselmeer in the west and the province of Groningen in the east.
The province is a cattle and dairy raising region with beautiful landscapes with numerous canals, small rivers and picturesque lakes.
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 The Ultimate Netherlands - American History Information Guide and Reference
The Netherlands is often referred to by the name Holland, although this is incorrect; Holland was the economic powerhouse during the time of the United Provinces (1581–1795).
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means "The Low Countries") and is famous for its dikes, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips, bicycles and perceived social tolerance.
The Netherlands Antilles ("Nederlandse Antillen", consisting of Saba, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, Bonaire and Curaçao (capital: Willemstad on Curaçao) and Aruba (capital: Oranjestad), both in the Caribbean Sea, are self-governing parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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 Netherlands - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means the Low Countries) and is famous for its dikess, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips and perceived social tolerance.
After being incorporated in the French empire under Napoleon, the Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815, consisting of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
The Netherlands Antilles ("Nederlandse Antillen", consisting of Saba, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, Bonaire and Curaçao, capital: Willemstad on Curaçao) and Aruba (Capital: Oranjestad), all in the Caribbean Sea, are self-governing parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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 Netherlands information - Search.com
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dərlɑnt/) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden), which is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means "low countries" or "low lands") and is popularly known for its windmills, clogs (wooden shoes), dikes, tulips, bicycles and social tolerance.
The Netherlands has been a parliamentary democracy since 1848 and a constitutional monarchy since 1815; before that it had been a republic from 1581 to 1806 and a kingdom between 1806 and 1810 (it was part of France between 1810 and 1813).
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 Netherlands Travel Guide - Travellerspoint
The Netherlands is bordered by Belgium to the south and Germany to the east.
This province is in the centre of the country, with the city of Utrecht as its capital.
Although the north of this province is part of the green hart of The Netherlands, the south is mostly urban, with The Hague and Rotterdam being the biggest cities.
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 Netherlands Europe - Pictures, Sites and Maps
The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815.
The country was a founding member of NATO and the EC (now the EU), and participated in the introduction of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in 1999.
The Netherlands, along with 11 of its EU partners, began circulating the euro currency on 1 January 2002.
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 EH.Net Encyclopedia: Dutch Economy in the "Golden Age" (16th-17th Centuries)
In just over one hundred years, the provinces of the Northern Netherlands went from relative obscurity as the poor cousins of the industrious and heavily urbanized Southern Netherlands provinces of Flanders and Brabant to the pinnacle of European commercial success.
During the fifteenth century, and most of the sixteenth century, the Northern Netherlands provinces were predominantly rural compared to the urbanized southern provinces.
The provinces of the Low Countries traditionally had depended on imported grain from the south (France and the Walloon provinces) and when crop failures interrupted the flow of grain from the south, the Dutch began to import grain from the Baltic.
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 AllRefer.com - Netherlands, Austrian and Spanish (Benelux History) - Encyclopedia
Netherlands, Austrian and Spanish, that part of the Low Countries that, from 1482 until 1794, remained under the control of the imperial house of Hapsburg.
The Low Countries passed from the house of Burgundy to that of Hapsburg through the marriage (1477) of Mary of Burgundy to Archduke Maximilian (later Emperor Maximilian I); their son Philip (later Philip I of Castile) inherited Flanders, Brabant, Artois, Hainaut, the duchy of Luxembourg, Limburg, Holland, and Zeeland.
The provinces of the Netherlands retained their individual institutions and provincial estates, thereby limiting the powers of the Spanish governors at Brussels.
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 Organic Farming in the Netherlands
As the population of the Netherlands is 16 million in the year 2001, it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
In a country as densely populated and as intensively cultivated as the Netherlands an increase in organic agriculture is urgently needed to safeguard the environment for future generations and provide for healthy food-products.
Most provinces in the Netherlands have made their own Action Plans for Organic Farming and are striving for an increase in the number of organic farms.
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 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Netherlands
The great Jewish presence in the Netherlands began and ended in tragedy: The first Jews came after being expelled from Spain, and the huge community was decimated 350 years later by the Holocaust.
The history of Jews in the Netherlands was different than their experience in any other country, and, while today's Jewish community is only a fraction of what it once was, it is rapidly becoming more in touch with the eras that preceded it.
A significant portion of the surviving literature and poetry from that era is rife with anti-Semitic references, and the contemporary Christian legends emphasize the perfidy of the Jews, and their role in the death of Jesus.
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 Netherlands - Gurupedia
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world and is famous for its dikes,
Charles V in 1648, the Dutch, as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, grew to become one of the major seafaring and economic powers of the
The Netherlands is the country of philosophers Erasmus of Rotterdam and Spinoza, and all of
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 The States-General (The Netherlands)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The opposite of the flag of the Province of Holland, nowadays in use by the Province of South-Holland.
In 1579 the southern provinces (presently mainly Belgium) decided by the "Unie van Atrecht" (union of Arras) to reaccept the lordship of King Philips II of Spain, while in the same year the Northern provinces (now the Netherlands) by the "Unie van Utrecht" decided to stay independent.
Thus, the Seventeen Provinces were: The Duchies of Brabant, Limburg, Luxemburg, and Gelre, the Counties of Artois, Henegouwen, Vlaanderen, Holland, Zeeland, Namen, and Zutphen, the Viscountry [?] of Antwerp, and the Seignories of Friesland, Groningen, Mechelen, Overijssel, and Utrecht.
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 Dutch Republic information - Search.com
In 1568, the Netherlands, led by William of Orange, revolted against Philip II because of his efforts to modernize and centralize the devolved medieval government structures of the provinces, high taxes, and persecution of Protestants by the Catholic church.
The Republic of the United Provinces was officially recognized in the Peace of Westphalia (1648), and lasted until French revolutionary forces invaded in 1795 and set up a new republic, called the Batavian Republic, which would be replaced by the French-controlled Kingdom of Holland.
The republic was a confederation of seven provinces, which had their own governments and were very independent, and a number of so called Generality Lands.
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 The Netherlands - Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Dutch tricolour is the national flag, flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (which includes the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba and until its independence in 1975 Suriname), merchant flag, naval ensign and war flag.
The Republic of the Seven United Netherlands was established in 1581, but did not include the Southern Netherlands (nowadays Belgium and Luxembourg, which were united with the Netherlands 1815-1830).
The colours of the flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are red, white and blue.
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 Netherlands Austrian and Spanish - AOL Research & Learn
The Low Countries passed from the house of Burgundy to that of Hapsburg through the marriage (1477) of Mary of Burgundy to Archduke Maximilian (later Emperor Maximilian I); their son Philip (later Philip I of Castile) inherited Flanders, Brabant, Artois, Hainaut, the duchy of Luxembourg, Limburg, Holland, and Zeeland.
In 1555 he abdicated the Netherlands in favor of his son, Philip II of Spain.
The provinces of the Netherlands retained their individual institutions and provincial estates, thereby limiting the powers of the Spanish governors at Brussels.
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 A Brief Outline of Dutch History and the New Netherland Colony
The northern provinces, on the other hand, were collectively known as the United Provinces of the Netherlands or the Dutch Republic, and were often referred to by the name of their principle province, that is, Holland.
From the formation of the Union of Utrecht these provinces were able to remain a separate republic but it was not until the Treaty of Westphalia, at the conclusion of the Thirty Years War in 1648, that the independence of the Republic of the United Provinces of the Netherlands was finally recognized.
In 1655 New Netherland defeated New Sweden and occupied the Swedish stronghold, Fort Christiana (Wilmington).
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 BBC - h2g2 - Topography of The Netherlands
The capital of The Netherlands is Amsterdam, but the seat of government is in Den Haag or 's-Gravenhage (The Hague).
Drenthe, Groningen, Friesland and Overijssel are the Northern Provinces in The Netherlands.
The Netherlands is a country that lives on transport.
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 Netherlands: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
In 1814, all the provinces of Holland and Belgium were merged into one kingdom, but in 1830 the southern provinces broke away to form the kingdom of Belgium.
The Netherlands has extremely liberal social policies: prostitution is legal, and it became the first nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriage (2000) and euthanasia (2002).
Holland, former county, Holy Roman Empire; former province, the Netherlands - Holland Holland, former county of the Holy Roman Empire and, from 1579 to 1795, chief member of the...
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 Arms of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
In The Netherlands the lion of Nassau is not very common in Civic Heraldry, only in the arms of the village of Dodewaard.
The Netherlands are divided in 12 provinces, most of which were independent states, counties, duchies or bishoprics since the 10-11th centuries.
The newest province, Flevoland, however was formed in 1986 from reclaimed land in the former Zuiderzee (a part of the North Sea).
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 The Netherlands
If you are planning a trip to The Netherlands it's a good idea to consider what the best season would be to visit, depending on the type of activities you're looking for.
If you plan on visiting The Netherlands in the spring be sure to schedule a trip to the Keukenhof, the worlds largest exposition of flower bulbs and of course the famous Dutch tulip.
The Undutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, Its Culture And Its Inhabitants
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