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  United Provinces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Low Countries in the 16th century roughly corresponded to the Seventeen Provinces covered by the Pragmatic Sanction of 1549 of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. See Seventeen Provinces, for history and links to the earlier history of each of the provinces.
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 provinces of the republic were Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelre, Overijssel, Friesland and Groningen.
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 Encyclopedia: Seventeen Provinces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Seventeen Provinces were a personal union of states in the Low Countries in the 16th century, roughly covering the current Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, a good part of the North of France (Artois, Nord) and a small part of Germany.
The flag of Groningen Groningen is the northeast province of the Netherlands with a typical dialect (Gronings) with regional nuances.
The Seventeen Provinces originated from the Burgundian Netherlands, that were inherited by Maximilian I of Habsburg in 1482.
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 Zeeland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Zeeland (Zealand in English) is a province of the Netherlands.
The province, located in the south-west of the country, consists of a number of islands (hence its name, meaning "sea-land") and a strip bordering Belgium.
Through marriage, the Seventeen Provinces became property of the Habsburgs in 1477.
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 Encyclopedia: United-Provinces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kingdom of Belgium (1830-present) The Seventeen Provinces were a personal union of states in the Low Countries in the 16th century, roughly covering the current Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, a good part of the North of France (Artois, Nord) and a small part of Germany.
This article or section should be merged with Seventeen Provinces The Spanish Netherlands was a portion of the Low Countries controlled by Spain from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.
North Brabant (Dutch: Noord-Brabant) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country, bordered by Belgium in the south, the Meuse River (Maas) in the north, Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/United_Provinces   (3214 words)

  
 The Atlas of Canada - Geological Provinces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The seventeen geological provinces of Canada are characterized by rocks and structures of varying types and...
The seventeen geological provinces of Canada are characterized by rocks and structures of varying types and ages.
A geological province is an extensive region with distinctive characteristics that differentiate it from surrounding areas.
atlas.gc.ca /site/english/maps/environment/geology/geologicalprovinces   (197 words)

  
 Book Encyclopedia - Web Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There was also a nation called the United Provinces of Central America.
Before 1581, the area of the Low Countries consisted of a number of duchies, counties, and independent bishoprics, not all of them part of the Holy Roman empire, today divided between the Netherlands and Belgium and Luxembourg.
The Low Countries in the 16th century roughly corresponded to the Seventeen Provinces covered by the Pragmatic Sanction of 1548 of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. See Seventeen Provinces, for history and links to the earlier history of each of the provinces.
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 Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Under Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and king of Spain, the region was part of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands, which also includes most of present-day Belgium, Luxembourg, and some land of France and Germany.
In 1568 the Eighty Years' War started after the entire population had been condemned to death by the Holy See and confirmed by the king, and in 1579, the northern half of the Seventeen Provinces declared itself independent and formed the Union of Utrecht, which is seen as the foundation of the modern Netherlands.
After the Napoleonic era, Holland became a mere province of the Kingdom and was split into North and South Holland in 1840.
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 Learn more about Netherlands in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A number of islands in the Caribbean Sea are dependencies of the Netherlands: the Netherlands Antilles (Nederlandse Antillen), a group of five islands, and Aruba, formerly part of the Antilles.
Parts of the Netherlands, for example almost all of Flevoland province, have been reclaimed from the sea - these areas are known as polders.
Frisian is only spoken in the northern province of Friesland, and it is the language which most resembles English.
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 Netherlands
In 1568 the Eighty Years' War started and in 1579, the northern half of the Seventeen Provinces declared itself independent and formed the Union of Utrecht, which is seen as the foundation of the modern Netherlands.
All provinces are divided into municipalities (gemeenten), together 467; see Municipalities in the Netherlands, and also Cities of the Netherlands.
One of these, Limburgian, which is spoken in the southeastern province of Limburg, is so deviant that it has been recognised a minority language as well since 1997.
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 Southern Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Spanish Netherlands in broad sense were the Seventeen Provinces, that came under Habsburg rule after 1482, after 1556 the Spanish Habsburg line.
The northern provinces separated from Habsburg rule during the Eighty Years' War (1568-1648) and became the independent United Provinces after the Oath of Abjuration of 1581.
In the early seventeenth century there was a flourishing court at Brussels, which was under the government of King Philip III's sister Archduchess Isabella and her husband, Archduke Albert.
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 UNITED PROVINCES FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There was also a nation called the United_Provinces_of_Central_America, and a province of British India called the United Provinces of Agra and Awadh, which is now called Uttar_Pradesh (Northern Province in Hindi), and still referred to as "UP", the same way the United Provinces were''.
The Low Countries in the 16th century roughly corresponded to the Seventeen Provinces covered by the Pragmatic_Sanction_of_1549 of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. See Seventeen_Provinces, for history and links to the earlier history of each of the provinces.
The States-General (Staten-Generaal in Dutch) was seated in The_Hague, and consisted of representatives of each of the seven provinces.
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 The Prince Of Orange
In 1553 Mary of Hungary, who was the Emperor's sister and Regent of the Provinces, wrote to her brother that in her opinion all heretics, whether repentant or not, should be persecuted with severity that error should be at once extinguished, care only being taken that the provinces were not entirely depopulated.
The war in the Northern Provinces was still prosecuted with vigor, and frightful atrocity by the Spaniards, led by the son of the Duke of Alva.
In October, 1573, the army of Requesens, the new Governor of the Provinces, laid siege to the town of Leyden.
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 Seventeen Provinces
Charles V of Habsburg was the lord of seventeen provinces roughly covering the current Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and a good part of the North of France (Artois).
Seven northern provinces claimed their independence in 1581 as a republic called the United Provinces:
Following the rebellion of the Netherlands in the 1570s and 80s, the northern provinces established their independence as the United Provinces, but the southern provinces were restored to Spanish rule thanks to the military and political talent of the Duke of Parma.
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 Low Countries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the following century the "Low Countries" corresponded roughly to the Seventeen Provinces covered by the Pragmatic Sanction of 1549 of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, which freed the provinces from their archaic feudal obligations.
After the Seventeen Provinces declared their independence from Habsburg Spain, the provinces of the Southern Netherlands were recaptured (1581) and are sometimes called the Spanish Netherlands.
In 1713, under the Treaty of Utrecht following the War of the Spanish Succession, what was left of the Spanish Netherlands was ceded to Austria and thus became known as the Austrian Netherlands.
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 seventeen
Seventeen (17) is the natural number following sixteen and preceding eighteen.
Seventeen is the 7th smallest prime number, and is a Fermat prime.
According to hacker's lore, 17 is described at MIT as `the least random number'.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Netherlands
Shorn of the northern provinces by the secession of Holland as the Commonwealth of the United Provinces (1579), the Spanish Netherlands, on their cession to Austria (1713-14) were reduced to the provinces now embraced in Belgium, subsequently called the Austrian Netherlands.
In all the seventeen provinces there were but four dioceses: Utrecht in the north; Tournai, Arras, and Cambrai in the West; and all of them were subject to foreign metropolitans, Utrecht to Cologne and the others to Reims.
He had succeeded in causing the loyal provinces to vote toleration of worship, while the provinces of Holland and Zealand of which he was master, formally refused to allow within their limits the practice of the Catholic religion.
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 United Provinces -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For the southern provinces that did not revolt in 1581, see the (Click link for more info and facts about Spanish Netherlands) Spanish Netherlands.
The States-General (Staten-Generaal in Dutch) was seated in (The site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the Netherlands; seat of the International Court of Justice) The Hague, and consisted of representatives of each of the seven provinces.
Each province was governed by the Provincial States and by a (Click link for more info and facts about stadtholder) stadtholder (Stadhouder in Dutch).
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 Examples of Rainwater Harvesting and Utilisation Around the World
Gansu is one of the driest provinces in China.
Surface water and groundwater is limited, thus agriculture in the province relies on rainfall and people generally suffer from inadequate supplies of drinking water.
Seventeen provinces in China have since adopted the rainwater utilization technique, building 5.6 million tanks with a total capacity of 1.8 billion m
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 Don Carlos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the mid-sixteenth century, the Netherlands was a loose conglomeration of seventeen provinces.
These provinces had evolved into a federal coalition with typical medieval liberties: representation in taxation, participation in lawmaking and strong local governments.
By 1576 anti-Spanish sentiment was strong enough to override these differences and all seventeen provinces formed a union to finally expel the Spanish.
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 Seventeen Practitioners from Jilin, Hebei, Heilongjiang, and Other Provinces Die as a Result of Persecution | ...
Wang Xiulan, 74, was from Wenan County, Hebei Province.
Zhao Yanping was from Huachuan County, Heilongjiang Province.
Xiong Changshu, 60, was from Huachuan County, Heilongjiang Province.
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 monumenta
Consists of descriptions and full-size facsimiles of three wall maps of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands by Gerard de Jode (1566), Willem Jansz.
Filips Galle - Joan Baptista Vrients, Wall-map of the Seventeen Provinces, 1605.
Joannes en Baptista van Deutecum, Map of the Seventeen Provinces in folio, 1588.
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 Modern History Sourcebook: William Temple: Dutch Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From Observations upon the United Provinces of the Netherlands
In the first constitution of this government, after the revolt from Spain, all the power and rights of Prince William of Orange, as Governor of the Provinces, seem to have been carefully reserved.
Originally the States-General were convoked by the council of State, where the Prince had the greatest influence: nor, since that change, have the States used to resolve any important matter without his advice.
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 Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Holland was the economic powerhouse during the time of the United Provinces (1581–1795).
Frisian is only spoken in the northern province of Friesland (Fryslân in Frisian), and it is the language which most resembles English.
One of these, Limburgish (Limburgse), which is spoken in the southeastern province of Limburg, is so deviant that it has been recognised a minority language as well since 1997.
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 Seventeen - TIM MCGRAW LYRICS - Seventeen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Seventeen Provinces The Netherlands State in History Seventeen Provinces (1477-1555) Union of Atrecht (Jan 6, 1579) Union of Utrecht (Jan 23, 1579)
Seventeen Seventy including Miriam Vale Small under developed holiday resort town Seventeen Seventy is a small seaside resort noted for its pleasant beaches
"Seventeen" Backseat of her daddy's car I was trying not to go too far Seventeen, livin on crazy dreams Rock and roll and faded blue jeans
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 dreamdust
The "Spanish Fury" in Antwerp "had united sixteen out of the seventeen provinces, Catholic as well as Protestant, in a great effort to expel the Spaniard" as troops ransacked the town, sparing no one, killing young children and desecrating churches.
Under the Union of Utrecht, the rebel provinces - the United Provinces - were united for war and peace and left other matters such as religion to particularism.
The Union of Arras consisted of the provinces showing loyalty towards Spain, recognising the authority of the king and the dominance of Catholicism in return for the king's recognition of the political rights of the citizens.
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