By Arend H. Huussen Jr.
The Netherlands, usually yet erroneously known as Holland, is among the such a lot densely populated international locations on this planet. some time past few a long time, it's been present process many ameliorations made attainable by way of its dynamic and fast-moving political panorama. It has shifted from fierce nationalism towards a self-image of tolerance and permissiveness: the nationwide identification and self-consciousness has slowly eroded via decolonization and immigration. regrettably, a number of murders of in demand, 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 actual development, and the Dutch have probably performed a greater task of coming to phrases with their barriers than many others within the world.The moment variation of the ancient Dictionary of the Netherlands comprises greater than seven hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on person issues spanning the Netherlands' political, monetary, and social approach in addition to brief biographies on vital figures who've formed the Netherlands' historical past. Supplementing the entries are a listing of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an creation, appendixes, and a bibliography, making this a good speedy reference at the Netherlands.
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He became one of the founders of a more modern, accessible system of archives. BALKENENDE, JAN PETER (1956– ). Politician. After studying history and law at the Free University of Amsterdam, Balkenende worked at the bureau of the Academic Council and the research institute of the Christen Democratisch Appèl (CDA). From 1993 until 2002, he was part-time professor of Christian-Social thinking at the Free University. In 1998, he was elected to Parliament, and in 2001, he became leader of the CDA. In 2002, Balkenende was appointed prime minister.
2 December: Prince William, son of the last stadtholder, William V of Orange, is acclaimed sovereign. 1814 1 March: Treaty of Chaumant brings merger of the northern provinces of the old Dutch Republic and the Southern Netherlands (Belgium) into one state; Luxembourg remains apart. 16 March: Prince William accepts the title of king of the Netherlands as William I. 25 March: Foundation of the Bank of the Netherlands. 6 April: Abdication of Napoléon I; the last French troops leave the country. June: Abolition of the slave trade.
ANABAPTISTS. One of the Protestant movements striving for the reformation of the Christian church. One of its characteristics was the rejection of the baptism of newborn children. A radical branch that adhered to social communism became notorious when, under the direction of Jan Matthijsz (d. 1535) and Jan Beuckelsz of Leiden (c. 1510–1536), it forcibly seized power in the German city of Münster (1534–1535), hoping to bring about the arrival of God’s kingdom on Earth. Their revolution ended in a violent and bloody defeat.