By Arend H. Huussen Jr.
The Netherlands, usually yet erroneously known as Holland, is without doubt one of the such a lot densely populated international locations on this planet. some time past few many years, it's been present process many alterations made attainable by means of its dynamic and fast-moving political panorama. It has shifted from fierce nationalism towards a self-image of tolerance and permissiveness: the nationwide id and self-consciousness has slowly eroded via decolonization and immigration. regrettably, a number of murders of favourite, debatable politicians have all started one more shift clear of tolerance, and monetary stagnation has bred pessimism. still, regardless of many trials and tribulations, there was genuine growth, and the Dutch have might be performed a greater task of coming to phrases with their obstacles than many others within the world.The moment version of the historic Dictionary of the Netherlands comprises greater than seven-hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on person themes spanning the Netherlands' political, fiscal, and social approach besides brief biographies on very important figures who've formed the Netherlands' historical past. Supplementing the entries are a listing of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an advent, appendixes, and a bibliography, making this an outstanding quickly reference at the Netherlands.
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Dutch republicanism remains weak. The queen lives in a small palace near The Hague. Although the constitutional role of the monarchy is at present limited, the queen—who is very popular— has an important influence during the preliminary consultations with the political party leaders that precede the formation of a new government after the parliamentary elections. qxd 4/25/07 2:24 PM Page 19 BEKKER, BALTHASAR • 19 spreis) of the city of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen, Germany), for stimulating European peace and integration.
12 June: Coup d’état by moderates under Gen. Herman Daendels. 1799 June–October: Invasion by British and Russian armies in the North of Holland fails. 31 December: Liquidation of the East India Company; the colonies are now governed by the state (Batavian Republic). 1801 19 September: New coup d’état under French pressure; new federalist constitution. 1802 25 March: Peace of Amiens (France) with Britain; the occupied colonies are to be returned, except Ceylon. 1803 18 May: War again with Britain results in loss of the colonies.
After the transformation into Ahold in 1973, it developed into one of the world’s largest supermarket operators and retail companies. In 2003, Ahold had serious troubles because its American subsidiary, US Foodservice, caused an accounting scandal. Ahold is headquartered in Zaandam, Northern Holland. AIR FRANCE–KLM. See KLM. AITZEMA, LIEUWE VAN (1600–1669). Historian. Born in the city of Dokkum, van Aitzema studied at the Academy of Franeker, in his native province of Frisia. During his grand tour in Europe, he earned his degree in law at the University of Orléans in France.