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Netherlands Introduction




Netherlands is a small country on the North Sea in northwestern Europe. It is bordered by Belgium and Germany. The Netherlands is often called Holland, but this name officially refers only to the western part of the country.

The people of the Netherlands call themselves Nederlanders. They are also known as the Dutch.

A Short Background

The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I but suffered a brutal invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II.

A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EC, and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999.


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History of Netherlands - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Netherlands

Life & People of Netherlands - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Netherlands

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Holidays in Netherlands - Check out a list of the local holidays in Netherlands

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Embassies of Netherlands - Provides an Embassy database for Netherlands

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Government and Politics in Netherlands - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Netherlands.

Economy of Netherlands - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Netherlands

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Military of Netherlands - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Netherlands

Transnational Issues of Netherlands - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Netherlands


 





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