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Netherlands (Washington Shot at Murdering Town!)

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The Republic of the United Netherlands is a country in Northwest Europe, situated on the coast of the North Sea along the Rhine River. Bordered to the East by the Holy Roman Empire and to the west of France. Dutch culture was born in the High Middle ages, in maritime city states influence both by French and German language speakers. The Netherlands formed an identity during the reformation as Spanish overlords attempted to enforce their Catholicism on the country. From the 16th century through the 17th century the Dutch won a long war for independence.
Republic of the United Netherlands
Republiek der Verenigde Nederlanden
Timeline: Washington Shot at Murdering Town!
Flag of the Netherlands No coa
Flag Coat of Arms
(and largest city)
The Hague
  others Frisian, German
Stadtholder William XI
Prime Minister name of chief of government
Area area km²
Population population 
Independence from Spain
  declared 1581 (Oath of Abjuration)
  recognized 1648 (Peace of Westphalia)
Currency Gulden


Fifth Anglo-Dutch War

Batavian Republic

In 1806, Patriot Herman Willem Daendels, took, with the support of the Estate General, the office of Stadtholder, after the death of Stadtholder William V of Orange-Nassau and the end of the Fifth Anglo-Dutch War. The remaining members of the House of Orange-Nassau fled to their lands in the Holy Roman Empire. Daendels then proclaimed the formation of the Batavian Republic.

Netherlands War

See main article: Netherlands War

Sixth Anglo-Dutch War & the Sino-Dutch War

Republic Wars

See main article: Republic Wars

Constitutional Monarchy

The House of Orange-Nausau, which held the Stadtholder position de facto as hereditary, aranged a coup, and, with support of Prussian forces, took back the office in 1825, following the arrest of Hendrik Jan Beel. Sick of the Estate General changing the position back to an hereditary authoritarian Monarchy, in 1838, after the end of the European revolutions that occurred that year, the office was changed into a Constutional Monarchy.

Government and Politics


Province Capital
Brabant 's-Hertogenbosch
Drenthe Assen
Friesland Leeuwarden
Gelderland Arnhem
Groningen Groningen
Holland Amsterdam
Overijssel Zwolle
Utrecht Utrecht
Vlaanderen Brugge
Antwerpen Antwerpen
Zeeland Middelburg
Flag of the Netherlands   Members of the Dutch Colonial Empire   Flag of the Netherlands

Netherlands | Indonesia


Dutch Gold Coast | Dutch Guinea | Netherlands Antilles

  Members of the European Union  
Member Nations

Courland | Galicia | Holy Roman Empire | Hungary | Illyria | Poland-Lithuania

Associate Members

Greece | Naples | Netherlands | Scandinavian Union

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