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    The Netherlands (Dut. Nederland), informally Holland (not to be confused with the region of Holland), is a country located mainly in North-Western Europe. It shares borders with Germany to the east, Belgium to the South, and the North Sea to the NorthWest.

    Description[edit | edit source]

    Appearance[edit | edit source]

    The Netherlands has the tallest average height in the world, so the characters may appear and look tall when presented in drawings and if they have hair instead of the colors of their flag. They're also often blonde. Casual clothing is very common in both genders, such as jeans, jackets, t-shirts, and hats (especially backwards baseball caps). They're frequently seen with red eyes due to being high. (Because certain drugs are legal there.)

    Personality[edit | edit source]

    Netherlands' personality is a bit similar to Finland, they're quite blunt unlike quite most European nations, they don't sugarcoat things and just flat out say what's on their mind. They're quite Frugal, always appreciating a good bargain, some might call them cheap. They're usually in a happy mood (I wonder why.) and quite laid back, but they're serious when they want too.

    Interests[edit | edit source]

    • Football
    • Drugs (Specifically Marijuana)
    • Alcohol
    • Snow and Ice
    • Biking
    • Cheese
    • Hockey
    • Swearing
    • Painting

    Flag meaning[edit | edit source]

    Color, meaning HEX RGB
    Red symbolizes the shed blood of warriors. #AE1C28 174,28,40
    White symbolizes freedom and independence. #FFFFFF 255,255,255
    Blue is the water of the Netherlands #21468B 33,70,139

    The Flag of the Netherlands was currently adopted in 1949 but was first adopted in 1575 for the first full-color of the red, white, and blue. During the 15th Century, the Netherlands used the Cross of Burgundy (Known to the Spanish Empire at that time) as their Official Flag, later on to the Prince's flag, featuring orange on top, white in the middle, and blue in the bottom.

    Later on, the color red was first used to a Dutch Flag when the Netherlands used the Statenvlag Flag, that is very similar to current-day Luxembourg's Flag in 1596. Moving on to 16th of August, 1949, when the colors were officially defined by the Ministry of the Navy as Bright Crimson (red), White and Cobalt Blue to today's Dutch Flag.

    Also, the Flag of the Netherlands is similar to Paraguay's Flag, except for the seal in the middle of the flag (Adopted in 1842), Luxembourg, Croatia & France when you Rotate the flag to 180° where red is on the top of the flag and Blue on the bottom of the flag.

    Nicknames[edit | edit source]

    • Nether
    • Nethie
    • Ducthie
    • Dutch
    • Marijuana Dude
    • Marij-ether

    Other Symbols[edit | edit source]

    • Coat of Arms: Dutch Orange Lion
    • National Anthem: Wilhelmus
    • National Color: Orange The Color Orange is well known and probably the National color of the Netherlands (Holland) due to William the Silent (1533 - 1584) or more commonly: William of Orange.

    Origin of the language[edit | edit source]

    Dutch is a West Germanic language, that originated from the Old Frankish dialects. Dutch is also among some of the earliest recorded languages of Europe. Countries that have Dutch as an official language are Belgium, the Netherlands, Suriname, Aruba and Curacao.

    Etymology[edit | edit source]

    Known as Dutch Nederland, literally Low Land due to urbanization. The Netherlands used to be used by the Austrians between 1713 to 1795.

    History[edit | edit source]

    During the Ancient Times, the Netherlands was part of the Celtic & German tribes. Most of its Rivers, lakes, wetlands, and woods were extremely difficult for Invaders to cross, so both of the Tribes were safe from Invaders.

    During the 1st century, the Northern parts of the Netherlands have never been Invaded by any Invaders, while the South did, due to the South being close to the Draft:Roman Empire, where it was struggling with Wars.

    When the Draft:Roman Empire collapsed during the Middle Ages, the Germanic Tribes (Where it was part of the Netherlands during the Ancient Times for protections) was shared to Invaded the land of most the Empire's land (Also including the Netherland's land). This is when the Franks invaded the Germanic Tribes in the 5th Century, causing the Germanic Tribes to lose it's land to the Franks, where Christianity was first brought to the Netherlands by the Franks. (Religion: As of 2019, Atheism is currently the largest religious group, with 42%, 7.2 Million of the Population not believing in any Religion.) The Netherlands was part of the Franks Empire of Charlemagne (Or simply: Charlemagne), where the land was part of the Powerful Empire of Charlemagne by 800.

    Early Middle Ages[edit | edit source]

    When the Roman government collapsed the area, the Franks had expanded their territories too numerous kingdoms. In 490s, Clovis I had already conquered all and had united the territories in the southern Netherlands in one of the Frankish kingdoms. He had continued his conquests in Gaul. In the continuous expansion, Franks were migrating to the South that eventually adopted Vulgar Latin to the local population. It was a culture that was widening and divided the Franks to their original homeland that was at the north. They continued to speak Old Frankish, which was by the ninth century that evolved.Their new or somewhat old language was Old Low Franconian or Old Dutch. The Dutch-French language had a boundary hence that then came into existence.

    To the north of the Franks, the atmospheric condition improved, and through the Migration amount Saxons the closely connected Angles, Jutes and Frisii settled the coastal land. several affected on to England and came to be called Anglo-Saxons, however, people who stayed would be stated as Frisians and their language as Frisian, named when the land that was once settled by Frisii. Frisian was spoken on the whole southern sea coast, and it's still the language most closely regarding English among the living languages of continental Europe. By the seventh century, the Frisian Kingdom beneath King Aldegisel and King Redbad emerged with the metropolis as its centre of power, whereas Dorestad was a flourishing commerce place. Between 600 and around 719 the cities were typically fought over between the Frisians and therefore the Franks. In 734, at the Battle of the Boarn, the Frisians were defeated when a series of wars. With the approval of the Franks, the Anglo-Saxon missionary Willibrord regenerate the Frisian folks to Christianity. He established the bishopric of the metropolis and have become bishop of the Frisians. However, his successor Boniface was dead by the Frisians in Dokkum, in 754.

    The European Carolingian empire sculpturesque itself when the empire and controlled abundant of Western Europe. However, as of 843, it absolutely was divided into 3 parts-East, Middle, and West Francia. Most of the current Netherlands became a part of Middle Francia, that was a weak kingdom and subject of diverse partitions and annexation makes an attempt by its stronger neighbours. It comprised territories from geographic region within the north to the dominion of a European country in the south. Around 850, Lothair I of Middle Francia acknowledged the Scandinavian Rorik of Dorestad as ruler of most of the geographic region. once the dominion of Middle Francia was partitioned off in 855, the lands north of mountain chain passed to Lothair II and afterwards were named Lotharingia. when he died in 869, Lotharingia was partitioned off, into higher and Lower Lotharingia, the latter half comprising the geographic area that technically became a part of East Francia in 870, though it absolutely was effectively underneath the management of Vikings, World Health Organization raided the mostly defenceless Frisian and European cities lying on the Frisian coast and on the rivers. Around 879, another Scandinavian raided the Frisian lands, Godfrid, Duke of a geographic region. The Scandinavian raids created the sway of French and German lords within the space weak. Resistance to the Vikings, if any, came from native nobles, World Health Organization gained in stature as a result, which set the premise for the disintegration of Lower Lotharingia into semi-independent states. one in all these native nobles was Gerolf of a European country, the World Health Organization assumed lordship in the geographic region when he helped to assassinate Godfrid, and Scandinavian rule came to a finish.

    High Middle Ages[edit | edit source]

    The Holy Roman Empire dominated abundant of the geographical region within the tenth and eleventh century however wasn't ready to maintain political unity. Powerful native nobles turned their cities, counties and duchies into personal kingdoms that felt very little sense of obligation to the emperor. Holland, Hainaut, Flanders, Gelre, Brabant, and metropolis were in a very state of just about continual war or in paradoxically shaped personal unions. The language and culture of most of the folks that lived within the County of Holland were originally Frisian. As Frankish settlement progressed from Flanders and Brabant, the world quickly became previous Low Franconian. the remainder of Frisia within the north continued to keep up its independence and had its own establishments, that resented the imposition of the social structure.

    Around one thousand AD, thanks to many agricultural developments, the economy began to develop at a quick pace, and therefore the higher productivity allowed employees to farm a lot of lands or to become tradesmen. cities grew around monasteries and castles, and a mercantile social class began to develop in these urban areas, particularly in Flanders and later additionally Brabant. affluent cities began to purchase bound privileges for themselves from the sovereign. In observe, this meant that Brugge and Antwerpen became quasi-independent republics in their title and would later turn into a number of the foremost necessary cities and ports in Europe.

    Around 1100 AD, farmers from Flanders and metropolis began debilitating and cultivating abandoned mucky land within the western Kingdom of The Netherlands, creating the emergence of the County of Holland because of the centre of power attainable. The title of Count of Holland was fought over within the Hook and Cod Wars between 1350 and 1490. The Cod faction consisted of a lot of progressive cities, whereas the Hook faction consisted of the conservative noblemen. These noblemen invited the Duke Duke of Edinburgh the nice of Burgundy-who was additionally Count of Flanders-to conquer Holland.

    Burgundian, Habsburg, and Spanish Habsburg Netherlands[edit | edit source]

    Most of the Imperial and French fiefs in what's currently European nation and Belgique were united in an exceedingly personal union by Duke of Edinburgh the nice, Duke of Burgundy in 1433. The House of Valois-Burgundy and their Hapsburg heirs would rule the geographic area within the amount from 1384 to 1581. Before the Burgundian union, the Dutch known themselves by the city they lived in or their native domain or county. The Burgundian amount is once the road to nationhood began. The new rulers defended Dutch commercialism interests, that then developed speedily. The fleets of the County of European nation defeated the fleets of the federation many times. national capital grew and within the fifteenth century became the first commercialism port in Europe for grain from the Baltic region. national capital distributed grain to the key cities of Belgique, Northern France and England. This trade was very important as a result of European nation may not turn out enough grain to feed itself. The land evacuation had caused the humate of the previous wetlands to cut back to A level that was too low for drainage to be maintained.

    Under Hapsburg Charles V, ruler of the Holy Empire and King of a European nation, all fiefs within the current European nation region were united into the Seventeen Provinces, that conjointly enclosed most of contemporary Belgique, Luxembourg, and a few adjacent lands in what's currently France and FRG. In 1568, the Eighty Years' War between the Provinces and their Spanish ruler began. the amount of fury exhibited by either side is gleaned from a Dutch chronicler's report.

    On quite one occasion men were seen hanging their own brothers, who had been taken prisoners within the enemy's ranks... A European had ceased to be human in their eyes. On one occasion, an MD at Veer cut the centre from a Spanish unfortunate, nailed it on a vessel's front, and invited the townsmen to return and fasten their teeth in it, that several did with savage satisfaction.

    The Duke of Alba ruthlessly tried to suppress the Protestant movement within the European nation. Netherlanders were burned, strangled, beheaded, or buried alive by his Blood Council and his Spanish troopers. cut heads and headless corpses were displayed on streets and roads to terrorize the population into submission. Alba boasted of getting dead 18,600, however, this figure doesn't embody people who perished by war.

    The first nice blockade was Alba's effort to capture Haarlem and thereby cut the Netherlands in 0.5. It dragged on from Dec 1572 to subsequent summer, once Haarlemers finally given on thirteen July upon the promise that the town would be spared from being raped. it absolutely was a stipulation Don Fadrique was unable to honour, once his troopers mutinied, furious over pay owed and therefore the miserable conditions they endured throughout the long, cold months of the campaign. On four Nov 1576, Spanish tercios confiscated port and subjected it to the worst pillage within the Netherlands' history. The voters resisted, however, were overcome; seven thousand of them were mowed down; cardinal buildings were torched.

    Following the sack of port, delegates from Catholic Brabant, Protestant Netherlands and Zeeland united, at Ghent, to affix city and William the Silent in driving out all Spanish troops and forming a brand new government for European nation. Don Juan of a European nation, the new Spanish governor, was forced to concede at the start, however, among months came back to active hostilities. because the fighting restarted, the Dutch began to seem for facilitate from the Queen of a European nation, however, she at the start stood by her commitments to the Spanish within the accord of the city of 1574. The result was that once subsequent large-scale battle did occur at Gembloux in 1578, the Spanish forces simply won the day, killing a minimum of ten,000 rebels, with the Spanish suffering few losses. In light-weight of the defeat at Gembloux, the southern states of the Seventeen Provinces distanced themselves from the rebels within the north with the 1579 Union of tapestry, that expressed their loyalty to prince II of Espana. Opposing them, the northern 1/2 the Seventeen Provinces cast the Union of the city within which they committed to support one another in their defence against the Spanish army. The Union of the city is seen because of the foundation of the trendy The Netherlands.

    Spanish troops raped Maastricht in 1579, killing over 10,000 civilians and thereby guaranteeing the rebellion continued. In 1581, the northern provinces adopted the Act of retraction, the declaration of independence within which the provinces formally drum out prince II as ruling monarch within the northern provinces. Against the rebels, the prince might draw on the resources of Espana, Spanish America, Spanish Italian Republic and therefore the Spanish The Netherlands. The Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England sympathised with the Dutch struggle against the Spanish and sent military of 7,600 troopers to help the Dutch in their war with the Catholic Spanish. English forces beneath the peer of Leicester so Lord Willoughby baby-faced the Spanish within The Netherlands under the Duke of Parma in an exceedingly series of for the most part indecisive actions that tied down important numbers of Spanish troops and acquired time for the Dutch to reorganise their defences. The war continued till 1648 once Espana beneath King prince IV finally recognised the independence of the seven north-western provinces within the Peace of Münster. components of the southern provinces became factual colonies of the new republican-mercantile empire.

    The Dutch Republic[edit | edit source]

    After declaring their independence, the provinces of Holland, Zeeland, Groningen, Friesland, Utrecht, Overijssel, and Gelderland fashioned a confederation. of these duchies, lordships and counties were autonomous and had their own government, the States-Provincial. The assembly, the confederal government, were sitting within the Hague and consisted of representatives from every one of the seven provinces. The sparsely inhabited region of Drenthe was a part of the republic too, though it absolutely was not thought-about one amongst the provinces. Moreover, the Republic had come back to occupy throughout the Eighty Years' War variety of supposed Generality Lands in European nation, Brabant and Limburg. Their population was chiefly Roman Catholic, and these areas failed to have a governmental structure of their own and were used as a buffer zone between the Republic and also the Spanish-controlled Southern European nation.

    In the Dutch Golden Age, spanning a lot of of the seventeenth century, the Dutch Empire grew to become one amongst the foremost seafaring and economic powers, aboard Portugal, Spain, France and England. Science, military, and art were among the foremost acclaimed within the world. By 1650, the Dutch-owned sixteen,000 businessperson ships. The Dutch Malay Archipelago Company and also the Dutch West India Company established colonies and commerce posts everywhere the globe, together with ruling the northern components of Taiwan between 1624–1662 and 1664–1667. The Dutch settlement in North America began with the institution of recent Dutch capital on the southern a part of Manhattan in 1614. In the African nation, the Dutch settled the Cape of Good Hope Province in 1652. Dutch colonies in South America were established on the various rivers within the fertile South American country plains, among them Colony of Dutch Guiana. In Asia, the Dutch established the Dutch East Indies, Subah.

    Many economic historians regard European country because of the initial completely capitalist country within the world. In early fashionable Europe, it had the wealthiest commerce town that was Dutch capital. the primary regular stock market. The cleverness of the trader's semiconductor diode to insurance and retirement funds further as phenomena corresponding to the boom-bust cycle, the world's initial asset-inflation bubble, the liliaceous plant mania of 1636–1637, and also the world's initial bear raider, Isaac autoimmune disorder Maire, UN agency forced costs down by merchandising stock so shopping for it back at a reduction. In 1672–known in Dutch history because the Rampjaar-the Dutch Republic was at war with France, England and 3 German Bishoprics at the same time. puzzled it might with success stop land and French navy coming into the western shores. On land, however, it absolutely was nearly condemned internally by the advancing French and German armies coming back from the east. It managed to show the tide by inundating components of Holland however might ne'er recover to its former glory once more and went into a state of a general decline within the eighteenth century, with economic competition from England and long-standing rivalries between the 2 main factions in Dutch society, the republican Staatsgezinden and also the supporters of the stadtholder the Prinsgezinden as main political factions.

    The Batavian Republic and the Kingdom[edit | edit source]

    With the armed support of revolutionary France, Dutch republicans announced the Batavian Republic, modelled when the French Republic and rendering European nation a unitary state on nineteen January 1795. The stadtholder William V of Orange had fled to England. however from 1806 to 1810, the dominion of Holland was originated by full general as a puppet kingdom ruled by his brother Louis Bonaparte to manage European nation additional effectively. However, King Louis Emperor tried to serve Dutch interests rather than his brother's, and he was forced to renounce on one Gregorian calendar month 1810. The Emperor sent in a military and therefore the Holland became a part of the French Empire till the time of year of 1813 once Napoleon was defeated within the Battle of Leipzig.

    William town, son of the last stadtholder, came to European nation in 1813 and announced himself Sovereign blue blood of European nation. 2 years later, the Congress of national capital accessorial the southern Holland to the north to form a powerful country on the northern border of France. William town raised this United Holland to the standing of a kingdom and announced himself as King William the Conqueror in 1815. additionally, William became hereditary prince of Luxembourg in exchange for his German possessions. However, the Southern Holland had been culturally break free the north since 1581 and rebelled. The south gained independence in 1830 like Kingdom of Belgium once William of Orange died with no extant male heirs. dominance laws prevented his girl, Queen Wilhelmina, from turning into subsequent duchess.

    The Belgian Revolution reception and therefore the Java War within the Dutch archipelago brought European nation to the brink of bankruptcy. However, the Cultivation System was introduced in 1830; within the Dutch archipelago, of village land had to be dedicated to government crops for export. The policy brought the Dutch monumental wealth and created the colony independent.

    The Netherlands abolished slavery in its colonies in 1863. Slaves in Suriname would be totally free solely in 1873 since the law stipulated that there was to be a compulsory 10-year transition.

    The Dutch were additionally one among the last European countries to industrialise, within the last half of the nineteenth century.

    Dutch genocide[edit | edit source]

    Dutch troopers acting as international organization peacekeepers were part chargeable for the deaths of regarding three hundred Muslim men massacred close to Srebrenica in European country and Herzegovina throughout the Yugoslavian warfare, associate degree appellate court within the Hague has dominated.

    The ruling upholds a choice 3 years agone that the Dutch forces ought to have notable that the lads seeking refuge at their base would be dead by Bosnian Slav troops if they were turned away.

    Many of the victims had fled to Srebrenica’s UN-designated safe zone solely to search out themselves outnumbered and therefore the light-armed Dutch troops unable to defend them. it had been then that they headed to the near Dutch base, solely to be later on handed over to their murderers.

    Presiding choose Gepke Dulek-Schermers aforesaid that Dutch troopers knew or ought to have notable that the lads weren't solely being screened … however, were in real danger of being subjected to torture or execution … by having the men leave the compound unreservedly, they were bereft of an opportunity of survival

    The choose more than the troopers had expedited the separation of the lads and therefore the boys among the refugees.

    The ruling came as a professional for two hundred Dutch army veterans aforesaid his purchasers planned to sue the state for compensation for the trauma they suffered once being sent on “an not possible mission” in Srebrenica.

    Michael Ruperti aforesaid the lads are a movement for a symbolic. €22,000 (£19,500) every – or €1,000 for each year since the massacre passed off, delivery the worth of the entire suit to €4.5m.

    The two hundred troopers were serving within the Dutch battalion Dutchbat III protective the Muslim dominion once it had been over-run by Bosnian Serbs below the command of former general Ratko Mladić.

    About 8,000 Muslim men and boys in total were killed by Bosnian Slav troops in Srebrenica in Gregorian calendar month 1995, in what's believed to be the worst mass killing on European soil since the second war.

    World Wars to present[edit | edit source]

    The Netherlands were ready to stay neutral throughout war I, partly as a result of the import of products through European country proved essential to German survival, till the blockade by a people Royal Navy in 1916. That modified in war II, once Nazi Germany invaded European country on ten might 1940. The metropolis Blitz forced the most part of the Dutch army to surrender four days later. throughout the occupation, over 100,000 Dutch Jews were rounded up and transported to Nazi extermination camps; solely a number of of them survived. Dutch employees were conscripted for forced labour in FRG, civilians WHO resisted were killed in revenge for attacks on German troopers, and therefore the country was looted for food. though there have been thousands of Dutch who risked their lives by concealment Jews from the Germans, over 20,000 Dutch fascists joined the Waffen SS, fighting on the Japanese Front. Political collaborators were members of the fascist NSB, the sole legal organisation within the occupied European nation. On eight December 1941, the Dutch authorities in London declared war on Japan, however, couldn't forestall the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East India, currently in gift state. In 1944–45, the primary Canadian Army, including Canadian, British and Polish troops, was liable for liberating a lot of European countries. before long when VE Day, the Dutch fought a colonial war against the new Republic of state.

    In 1954, the Charter for the dominion of European country reformed the political structure of the European country, that was a result of international pressure to hold out decolonization. The Dutch colonies of Republic of Suriname and Curaçao and Dependencies and also the European nation all became countries inside the dominion, on a basis of equality. The Republic of Indonesia had declared its independence in August 1945, and so was never a part of the reformed Kingdom. Netherlands Guiana followed in 1975. once the war, European country left behind associate degree era of neutrality and gained nearer ties with neighbour states. European country was one in all the beginning members of the Benelux, the NATO, Euratom and also the European Coal and Steel Community, which might evolve into the European Union and later the ECU Union.

    Government-encouraged out-migration efforts to scale back population density prompted some five hundred, land to go away the country once the war. The Sixties and Nineteen Seventies were a time of nice social and cultural modification, equivalent to fast de-pillarisation characterised by the decay of the previous divisions on political and non-secular lines. Youths, and students, especially, rejected ancient mores and pushed for modification in matters equivalent to women's rights, sexuality, demobilisation and environmental problems. In 2002, the monetary unit was introduced as paper currency and in 2010, European country archipelago was dissolved. Referendums were remained every island to see their future standing. As a result, the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba were to get nearer ties with the European country. This LED to the incorporation of those 3 islands into the country of a European country as special municipalities upon the dissolution of European country archipelago. The special municipalities are jointly referred to as the Caribbean European nation.

    On 20 February 2010, Jan-Peter Balkenende's fourth cabinet dissolved due to disagreements among coalition members over the participation of Dutch troops in the anti-terrorist operation in the Afghanistan. The leader of the Labour Party Wouter Bos called for the early withdrawal of all Dutch troops from Afghanistan, While coalition leader Jan-Peter Balkenende insists on extending the mandate in Afghanistan for another year (the mandate expired in August 2010). In February 2010, 1,900 Dutch soldiers were in Afghanistan. New elections were called.

    Organizations and Affiliations[edit | edit source]

    • UNU-MERIT
    • International Criminal Court
    • Europol
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Eurojust
    • Benelux
    • Iran-United States Claims Tribunal
    • International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
    • IHE Delft Institude for Water Education
    • Permanent Court of Arbitration
    • NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control
    • Maastricht University
    • Hivos
    • International Commission on Missing Persons
    • T.M.C Asser Instituut
    • NATO communication and Information Agency
    • Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum
    • Special Court for Sierra Leone
    • Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA)
    • Benelux Office for Intellectual Property
    • Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutors Office
    • Cordaid
    • International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
    • Statistics Netherlands
    • Netherland's Organisation for Scientific Research
    • International Institute of Social Studies
    • Utrecht University
    • House of Respresentastion of Netherlands
    • University of Amsterdam
    • World Press Photo
    • Greenpeace
    • University of Twente / University it Twente
    • Erasmus University Rotterdam
    • Social and Economic Council
    • International Institute for Communications and development
    • Dutch Language Union
    • Global Human Rights Defence
    • Ministiry of Health, Welfare and Sport
    • Netherland's bioinformatics Centre
    • SNV
    • Oxfam Novib
    • Samenwerk Hulporganisaties
    • DOEN Foundation
    • Clean Clothes Campaign
    • Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
    • Mama Cash
    • PharmAccess Foundation
    • RNW Media
    • NLnet
    • Anne Frank Foundation

    Politics[edit | edit source]

    Government[edit | edit source]

    The Netherlands is typically ruled by a coalition of various political parties. Prime minister is typically coming back from the party, that won the foremost seats within the elections. typically the King provides the leader of the party, that won the elections, or a vital politician coming back from this party, the task of forming the new government. The constitution doesn't allow to a member of the parliament to serve within the government.

    The council of ministers leads the country’s policy, the minister alongside junior ministers govern. The council of ministers with the King type along with the Crown, Associate in the Nursing organ that nominates the members of the State Council, an establishment with influence on sure choices and a lot of vital nominations.

    Diplomacy[edit | edit source]

    United States[edit | edit source]

    They started diplomatic relations since 1782, as the Netherlands supported their independence.

    Canada[edit | edit source]

    Canada and Netherlands have a close relationship as they both work together closely on many different foreign issues. Canada and Netherlands also work together on many issues; prohibition and elimination of anti-personnel mines, the control of proliferation of small arms and light weapons, eradicating the worst forms of child labor, the provision of rapid reaction peacekeeping forces to the United Nations, regional security issues such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia and Eritrea. In 1945, after the second world war, when Canada liberated the Netherlands, Princess Juliana gave 100,000 Tulip bulbs to Canada as a sign of gratitude. Ever since then, the tulip has been used as a symbol of friendship between Canada and the Netherlands.

    Colombia[edit | edit source]

    They both have relations between the Diplomatic sign that was established in 1829.

    Armenia[edit | edit source]

    Netherland's and Armenia's relationship is shown as a friend, they signed the diplomatic relations on January 1, 1992. Netherland's was one of the countries to see the Armenian Genocide.

    Japan[edit | edit source]

    The relationship between Japan and Netherlands dates back to 1609, the first formal trade relations was then established into the world. The relations between both of the countries was after 1945 where there had been a triangular relationship.

    Kazakhstan[edit | edit source]

    Netherlands and Kazakhstan is the largest foreign investor and is the second largest European Union partner in terms with the foreign trade turnover. They signed both diplomatic relations in 1992.

    North Korea[edit | edit source]

    They both had established their diplomatic relation on January 15, 2001.

    South Korea[edit | edit source]

    South Korea and Netherlands had their diplomatic relations beginning on April 1, 1961. The relation between them both is excellent, and it's thanks to Netherlands for increasing trade and investments that were made in the Dutch businesses. South Koreans appreciate the contribution made by Dutch troops who were serving under the UN flag during the Korean War that happened during 1950 to 1953.

    Türkiye[edit | edit source]

    Netherlands and Türkiye had their diplomatic relations in 1612.

    Denmark[edit | edit source]

    They both have had diplomatic relations since the 16th century.

    Russia[edit | edit source]

    Netherlands had their establishment of their diplomatic relation in 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union. Peter the Great had studied Holland, and during the Cold War, all Dutch consecutive governments perceived that the Soviet Union as well as Warsaw pact, and Russia was a threat to it's safety.

    Geography[edit | edit source]

    The Netherlands consists of the following twelve (12) separate provinces.

    Drenthe, Flevoland, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, North Brabant, North-Holland, Overijssel, South Holland, Utrecht, and Zeeland

    The Country's Population, 17,218,589, makes the Netherlands the 67th Populated Country in the world, After Zambia (66 - 17,381,168) & before Ecuador (68 - 17,258,000). A lot of its land is below sea level and protected by Dikes due to high Urbanization of 91% (15.7 Million People)

    The Netherlands is 16,047mi in area, 13,092mi for it's claimed area, and 2,955mi.

    The country shares about 0.408% of Europe (31st) and 0.028% of the land of the World (136th)

    Mount Scenery, a Potentially Active Volcano located in the Caribbean Netherlands is the highest point of the Netherlands. (2,910ft) Due to the Volcano actually being in the Caribbean Island of the Netherlands, It's still considered to be the highest point of the Kingdom of the Netherlands due to the Country claimed the Island. While Zuidplaspolder, a Polder in the Western Netherlands is the lowest point of the country with an average size of -23 Ft below. (6.76 meters)

    Relationships[edit | edit source]

    Family[edit | edit source]

    Optional[edit | edit source]

    WARNING: There is controversy about the type of relationship of countries that were former European colonies with the current Western countries. So the following countries are only optional:

    Friends[edit | edit source]

    • Canada — "They’re an amazing friend! I sent flowers to them every year to show my gratitude on saving the royal family!"
    • Poland — "A great friend who fought the Nazis and the Commies all by themself! Very impressive!"
    • South Korea — "My people love your K-pop! Also you're the REAL korea and not your idiotic twin."
    • South Africa — "My child, we both speak Dutch"
    • Uruguay — "Smoking buddy!"
    • United States — "Your people really love to visit my land!"
    • Germany — "We have, weird relations. They're one of my best friends and also my Cousin. Even though we both have a complicated past together but overall we're close!"
    • France — "A close friend and ally of my best friends."
    • EU — "They're like a child I've never had."
    • Argentina — "My queen was born from your country! We both have good relations"
    • Wales - "I don't know really! They're quite like me (because they're my cousin) but born inside the British Isles but has quite nice mountains!"
    • Israel — "We're close friends! I support them as a REAL country instead of Palestine"

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    • Malaysia — "You go and solve your problems with your half sibling. I don’t even know who they are."
    • Indonesia — "Never heard of them. Who are they? Nevermind, my smoking addict child! I'm sorry for colonising you years ago. Please give me more students and Indonesian cuisine, your people have the shortest height in the world. Just wait until i change your MSG powder with crack powder."
    • Philippines — "Great friend! Many of their people come to my country for job opportunities and tourism! Sorry for the drugs i accidentally left on your country. My people love their Filipino people."
    • Sweden — "You needed my help and so I helped you. Now you're begging for more. Deal with it."
    • China — "Stop bullying my child! You are their sibling!"
    • Bulgaria and Romania — "They like and hate me at the same time."
    • Croatia — "I acknowledge you even though you kinda stole my flag but we have good relations."
    • Türkiye — "I'm not fascist! Stop saying that it's offensive and rude!"
    • Ukraine - "I don't know why you hate me, does it look like I'm in that Russian-Ukrainian war? No, so be grateful I'm not on Russia's side and actually be grateful of the support you have because these isn't even Russia's fault, it's their stupid maniac little president."

    Enemies[edit | edit source]

    • Suriname
    • Chechnya - "Stop killed Gay peoples! Just because they are gay doesnt means that they are bad, and you are so Homophobic just like your Adopted Parent."
      • Chechnya: SHUT UP! I kill them because being Gay is a crime in Islam, And i know what you did to Indonesia when you Colonisations them.
      • Netherlands: You don't exist when i Colonisations them, so how the heck did you know what i did to them?
    • North Korea — "Stop posturing your twin!"
    • Russia — "Stop hating on Ukraine and Georgia! You're such a bully."
    • ISIS - "A terrorist who prevents others from living peacefully."

    Former Enemies[edit | edit source]

    • Third Reich — "I hate you! I hate you so much that I don't want to see you alive! I'm glad that you're finally gone."

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    • Religion: Atheist (42%, 7.2 Million), Catholic (28%, 4.8 Million), *Protestantism (19%, 3.3 Million), Islam (5%, 860,926), Other (6%, 1 Million)
    • Urbanization: 91% (15.7 Million)
    • Social Progress Index: 7th in the World
    • Basic Human Needs: 7th in the World
    • Health and Wellness: 12th in the World
    • Basic Medical Care: 15th in the World
    • Personal Safety: 9th in the World
    • Access to Education: 19th in the world
    • Advanced Education: 22nd in the World
    • Personal Freedom: 8th in the World
    • Freedom of Speech: 20th in the World
    • Tolerance and Inclusion: 8th in the World
    • Tolerance of Minorities: 43rd in the World
    • Tolerance of Homosexuals: 2nd in the World (90.4)
    • GDP: $915 Billion
    • Unemployment: 5.1% (406,419)
    • Currency: Euro (EUR)
    • Telephones: 26.7 Million
    • Mobile Phones: 19.6 Million
    • Internet Users: 16.1 Million Users (93.8%)
    • Average Male Height: 180.8 cm (5 ft 11 in)
    • Average Female Height: 167.5 cm (5 ft 6 in)

    Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • This article main represents the Netherlands as a constituent country. Not to be confused with The Kingdom of the Netherlands, which includes the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten.
    • The Flag of the Netherlands has nearly the same flag-looks to Luxembourg, Paraguay, Croatia, Missouri and France (Rotate the flag 90° with blue on the bottom and red on the top) (Don't get confused with the four countries listed!)
    • Dutch can be pretty strange with its pronunciations, though it is similar to other Germanic languages, pretty much German and even some Latin ones like French at times!
    • The Netherlands is home for one of a house that had a young girl named Anne Frank to live in, who she had written down her experiences with World War II. She was also known for being one of the hiding jews in Poland while the Nazis were out to get them. Her book is the most read book, only next to the Bible! (The book is called The Diary of Anne Frank)

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