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Nederland: The Dutch Plural Society

- The word “Nederland” was used to describe the geographical situation of the land, since “neder” is the Dutch term for low/down and “land” simply means land in Dutch. Since the country is very flat and not undulating, the name fits perfectly to describe this area. In the 15th century, the Netherland consisted of the upper and the lower land. Later in that time, both of the areas fell to a European Dynasty. The regions now became one country, known as the Netherlands. Holland is a slightly incorrect way to refer to the Netherlands....   [tags: Netherlands, Dutch, Holland, Hollander]

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Dutch Republic

- The Dutch Republic in 1650, being a formidable commercial, financial, and naval power at the time, faced many imperialistic challenges which led to the end of its golden age by the year 1713. The security of the Dutch Republic was consistently being challenged with wars because of weak military capabilities among the merchants, and this was viewed by the Dutch as a sign of an impending set of military conflicts and to foreign nations as a way to win over the republic. The wealthiest of the provinces, being Holland at the time, led to rivalries and jealous unequal provinces that all viewed Holland as a threat and also fought to get ahead of each other....   [tags: Dutch Economy, History]

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Rembrandt van Rijn and the Dutch Golden Age

- Rembrandt van Rijn is considered one of the most, if not the most, renowned artist from the Dutch Golden Age. His personal techniques and those he collected others created a successful art career. Through his life, his art evolves. Rembrandt constantly pushed towards something new, some different boundary. Rembrandt was born in Liedan on July 15, 1606 to a miller, Harmen Gerritsz and a baker’s daughter, Neeltgen van Zuybroeck who had nine or so other children as well. As her grew, before he became a painter, Rembrandt attended Latin school and continued onto the university soon after....   [tags: Dutch Golden Age]

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Challenges to the Dutch Republic

- Prior to the 1650’s, the Dutch Republic was the wealthiest and most powerful province in Holland through Amsterdam, the leading force in trade and banking. Many European nations were jealous of their success and wanted it for themselves which resulted in conflicts between the Dutch and many European powers. As a result, the Dutch Republic entered a period of decline until the Peace of Utrecht of 1713. The expensive wars with England and France, decline in trade and distrust between the Dutch provinces led to challenges in security, unity and prosperity of the Republic....   [tags: decline, trade, security, unity, prosperity]

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The Dutch in World War Two

- Throughout World War II thе Nеthеrlands was a placе of opprеssion and starvation as morе than 200,000 Dutch wеrе killеd. Thе Gеrman rulе of Holland bеgan in 1940 and еndеd in 1945. A fеw of thе major еvеnts in this timе pеriod was thе royal Dutch family bеing еxilеd, thе Hungеr Wintеr, thе bombing of Rottеrdam, Opеration Markеt Gardеn, and thе Dutch rеsistancе. At thе point whеn thе Nеthеrlands was attackеd on May 10, 1940, thе Dutch pеoplе wеrе not rеady for Nazi Occupation. For thе Nеthеrlands, thе activitiеs of thе Nazis wеrе inconcеivablе, bеcausе of thеir stancе of nеutrality sincе bеforе World War Onе....   [tags: hitler, nazi, jews]

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The Dutch Approach the Childbirth

- ... In the Netherlands home births account for approximately 30% of deliveries, 60% deliver in a hospital and 10% deliver in special out-patient birthing units. Even when the delivery takes place in a hospital, caesareans are relatively rare and epidural use is low. The mother has the right to choose where she wants to deliver but unless deemed medically necessary a hospital birth may not be covered completely by insurance. If the family does decide to deliver at a hospital, it is not uncommon for the mother and baby to be released as soon as four hours after birth....   [tags: miwives, natural, prenatal]

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Golden Age of the Dutch Art

- During the seventeenth-century people were really fund of paintings and almost every house had paintings hung on their walls even though some were not able to effort much paintings. Since the war ended the Netherlands had lot of time and money on their hands which made them a capitalistic society. I think the main reason why Netherlands had many painters and more buyers because they loved and cared for their land. The main reason why I think they cared so much about their land was because the Dutch developed faster and paintings which reminded them what used to be were kind of heartwarming to them....   [tags: Rembrandt, history of painting]

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The Dutch Criminal Justice System

- If the police bring the case to the public prosecutor, it is also authorized to issue a punishment order to the defendant instead of summoning him and bringing the case to court. this punishment order will gradually replace the consensual settlement penalty/transaction offered in the past by the public prosecutor to the defendant. The purpose of this is to reduce the number of offences that remain without punishment. A different procedure is issued if the case is classified as crime. The Dutch definition of crime includes violent crimes, like serious offences against life and serious offences against property....   [tags: comparative justice US-Holland]

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The Dutch Republic Downfall

- ... England was the main competitors of the Dutch for trade during this time period, and these seizing of ships made perfect sense if the English wanted to come out on top. For example, these conflicts are shown on a map of the naval battles between the English and Dutch, during the years 1652-1674, (Doc. 1). On the map the most battles occurred between the Dutch trade route that went through waters close to England, which ended up being one of the biggest challenges to the Dutch republic militarily....   [tags: history of the Netherlands]

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Difficult Dialects: Pennsylvania Dutch

- ... Frey wrote what is considered one of the best books on Pennsylvania Dutch, and in his book he covered history, phonology, morphology, syntax, word formation, and vocabulary (4,5). One of the biggest influences of the language has been religion, causing many “Bible-words”. An example of this would be found in the word for flesh being the opposite of spirit (14). Another big influence was the economic level in which most of the Pennsylvania Dutch speakers grew up in. Most were agricultural workers and were peasants, who had few to no elegances of life or of speech....   [tags: linguistics, Amish, Mennonites]

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The Dutch Disease Model

- In 1959 the Netherlands discovered a vast natural gas deposit in the North Sea that the country began to sell abroad on the open market. This in time drove up the value of the Dutch Guilder, making it a stronger currency worldwide. However it had an adverse effect on non-oil exports, manufacturing, namely, making them more expensive and therefore less competitive. On a global scale .This phenomenon has been witnessed across the globe and is not limited solely to resources rich exporters, although the term is generally associated with natural resource discoveries....   [tags: economic interactions and relationships]

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The Dutch Flower Industry

- • Introduction The Netherlands plays an important role in the world cut flower trade. It is a home to some of the world's most efficient and most innovative producers and it gives them access to range of marketing channels and financial information, storage and logistics facilities, which makes cut- flower production and distribution one of the most successful sectors of the Dutch economy (Haak, 1992). The Netherlands is also the largest exporter and distributor of flowers in the world and has dominate the world export markets with 65% market share ( Haak, et al., 1992)....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Dutch Republic

- The Dutch Republic was very successful economically and militarily around the 1650s. The Dutch were a well-respected nation in Europe due to the power they held over trade routes during the middle of the 17th century. Later, the Dutch Republic began to decline because of wars initiated by power-hungry competitor nations, mounting internal issues, and deteriorating trade in the later part of the 17th century. After witnessing the Dutch Republic’s rise in becoming a dominating controller of European trade, other countries in the area were eager to be a part of the success – even if that meant using force....   [tags: History, European Trade]

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The Dutch in Japan

- “The Red Haired Barbarians:” The Dutch in Japan The success of Dutch merchants in Japan illustrates the uniqueness of the Dutch Republic amongst the 17th century European countries. Not only would the Dutch come to dominate trade in Asia, in Japan they would demonstrate a practicality that would enable them to be the singular Western force present in a country that would severely isolate itself from any foreign intrusion. The V.O.C. could indeed be a ruthless cartel in securing trade from its competition and in dealing with indigenous populations around the world, as in the case of slavery where human beings were reduced to mere commodities to be bought and sold....   [tags: History]

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Dutch Disease

- Dutch disease is a phenomenon that occurs when a country experiences a resource boom (Bimenyimana & Vallée, 2011). This may be due to a major discovery or to a significant increase in the price of the resource (Bimenyimana & Vallée, 2011). Thus, there is a high demand for the currency of the that country, which causes it to appreciate (Bimenyimana & Vallée, 2011). Subsequently, the manufacturing sector suffers a decline, both in output and employment, because the local manufacturers have a difficulty competing domestically and abroad (Bimenyimana & Vallée, 2011)....   [tags: Resource Boom, Resource Increase]

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Comparing Going Dutch and Worlds of Wonder

- Although there are many contrasts to the works, a close examination reveals similarities. Jardine and Hall discuss continuous communication across space as a way of transmitting culture and ideas. In both books, a body of water, the narrow sea and the Atlantic oceans represents the space that provides the media for transference. As culture impacts art and vice versa, both scholars focus on a particular art form or multiple art forms contributing to a mutual marriage. This cultural relationship is strengthened by ongoing exchange....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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Business Analysis: Nestle and Dutch Lady

- 1. INTRODUCTION In this assignment, we will be conducting a business analysis on two major corporations in the same industry. Nestle and Dutch Lady. The analysis will be based on the companies’ performance for both the years 2011 and 2012 and the data will be extracted from the companies’ financial reports. 2. PROFITABILITY 2.1 Return on ordinary shareholder’s fund (ROSF) According to the chart above, there is an increase on Nestlé’s ROSF of 6.63%. Such that, in 2011 the ROSF was 65.36% while in 2012 was 71.99%....   [tags: companies, profit, efficiency]

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The Dutch Tulip Crisis of the 1630's

- The Dutch Tulip Crisis of the 1630’s was a socio-economic disaster caused by greed and opportunity. It would seem that those words when taken out of context and examined today seem to describe recent and current speculative bubbles we have experienced in modern day society. Story has it that “in the 1630s a sailor was thrown in a Dutch jail for eating what he thought was an onion. That onion was in fact a tulip bulb. The cost of the sailor’s gluttony was equivalent to the cost of feeding an entire crew for twelve months” (   [tags: history, first economic bubble]

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Dutch Colonialism and its Effect on Apartheid

- “A crime against humanity…” This is the indictment the United Nations General Assembly issued against apartheid during a meeting in 1973 (Churchil, Hampton, and Simmonds 469). Apartheid, which at its core reeks of racial discrimination, originated in South Africa. At the time, South Africa was under the control of the National Party, a political organization dedicated to elevating Afrikaners, or descendants of the original Dutch settlers, to the highest echelon of South African society through the subjugation of people classified as “non-white,” (Lowe et al....   [tags: South Africa Apartheid Essays]

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Dutch Artist Vincent Van Gogh

- “The life of an artist is a gamble, what a gamble, it’s all or nothing.” As for post-impressionist and Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, nothing is what was received. Out of the nine-hundred paintings produced within ten years, only one was sold. Van Gogh was often ridiculed by other artists about his work and he had very few friends. One of his closest friends was his younger brother Theodorus “Theo” van Gogh. Vincent would often write to Theo and on various occasions he would write about the hardships of life, including the ways in which he was treated....   [tags: pot-impressionist painters]

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The Dutch Attack on Landguard Fort

- The Dutch Attack on Landguard Fort Q 1. Source A tells us that the Dutch attacked with about one-thousand men, in five-hundred small vessels and landed near Felixstowe cliff. Many of these soldiers had pikes. Silas Taylor, the author of the source, says that "some part" of the Dutch army attacked the fort, which is an early indication of the rear guard left behind. This also points to a possible reason for the failure of the attack, in that the Dutch did not attack with the full force of their army....   [tags: Papers]

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The Art of the Dutch Republic

- The Art of the Dutch Republic 'Dutch art (is) not …a literal record of social experience, but …a document of beliefs.' Do what extent to the following sources support this view with regard to the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. (750 words) Human expression provides a mechanism by which human behaviour can be studied by the historian, and in aesthetic expression such as art, the historian can study the beliefs which influence human behaviour. Within the alleged 'Golden Age' of the Dutch Republic can be found a diverse mixture of paintings, and sources 1-3 show three different genres in particular: landscape, portrait and still life....   [tags: Papers]

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Dutch Difficulties with English Dialects

- Dutch Difficulties with English Dialects Knowledge of the Dutch language is not sufficient to be understood all over the world. Therefore, many Dutch people have taken the effort to acquire a level of near-native proficiency of the English language. However, there are several varieties of English, for example Irish and Scottish dialects. Nevertheless, the majority of the Dutch have learnt British English instead of Scottish, Irish. Why would this be the case. Although the Irish and Scottish dialects are closely related to the British English language, it remains more difficult for Dutch people to acquire this language....   [tags: Papers]

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What Factors Explain the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic?

- This essay will discuss Dutch excellence in trade, art and literature individually to discern the factors which explain the high standards of distinction these fields achieved during the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic. Although the smallest of the European powers in terms of territory, population, and natural resources, for 150 years the Dutch Republic dominated European trade with approximately half of the world’s total stock of seagoing ships at the zenith of its power.# How did such an insignificant state rise so rapidly, becoming according to contemporary observer Sir William Temple: “the envy of some, the fear of others and the wonder of all their neighbours”?# Shifting commercial p...   [tags: World History ]

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Evaluation of the Dutch Integration Course for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

- Summary The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the Dutch integration class. The report examines in detail the roles that each person plays in developing a productive group outcome and learning experience. An overview of the group will be discussed including an explanation of the Dutch Integration class, the type of group a breakdown of the group composition and the purpose of the Dutch Integration Class. The discussion then focuses on the advantages and limitations of the group by identifying the level cohesion in the group, the norms of the group and stage of development in the group....   [tags: cohesion, group, norm, development]

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Dutch - The Worst Movie

- Dutch - The Worst Movie The worst movie I have seen lately has to be Dutch. A less than heart warming movie about a misunderstood little rich kid and his mother's working class boyfriend traveling home for thanks giving dinner. They go on to a have a not so exciting adventure with a totally ridiculous story driving this train wreck. Not only is everything that happens in this story totally unbelievable. Each event gives you another reason to dislike one of the characters a little more. By the end of this movie I found myself not caring if these to made it home or died in the process....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Malleable State: Examining the Dutch Welfare Model

- International Political Economy The Malleable State: Examining the Dutch Welfare Model In his first annual speech to the Dutch parliament, King Willem-Alexander declared the end of the welfare state: “Due to social developments such as globalization and an ageing population, our labour market and public services are no longer suited to the demands of the times . . . The classic welfare state of the second half of the 20th century in these areas in particular brought forth arrangements that are unsustainable in their current form." ("Dutch King Willem-Alexander," 2013)....   [tags: globalization, population, government, market]

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How Technology Development is linked to the Dutch Culture

- Based on previous research of the Netherlands’ environment using PESTLE model, this paper is focused on the correlation between technological development, precisely environmental technology (MILENA gasification and UASB reactor), and the country’s socio-cultural evolution. Hofstede’s cross-cultural model is used as the major theory alongside some other researchers’ findings to understand how technology might be culturally shaped or how technology inventions might have led to the Dutch culture. Other factors that might facilitate or obstruct the development of technology such as changes in energy prices and the proficiency of languages shall be omitted from this discussion....   [tags: innovation, power distance, individualism]

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Phonology And The Dutch Stress

- The Dutch stress sytem Dutch is described as being a quantity-sensitive trochaic system, operating from left to right with extrametricality. In the following essay I will gice the arguments and data that point towards this system. I will also analyse in which way exceptions are being taken care of within this system. The metrical analysis will be based on work by Trommelen & Zonneveld. These authors adopt an onset-rhyme organisation of syllable structure. We can make three major generalisations about stress when analysing Dutch: Firstly, main stress always falls within a three-syllable-window at the right word edge: this indicates that the main stress always falls on one of the last t...   [tags: essays research papers]

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How significant was the Reformed faith to the success of the Dutch Revolt?

- The Dutch Revolt, In the sixteenth century, was a conflict between the Protestant Low Countries, and the Catholic Spanish Empire. This resulted in the division of the seventeen provinces of the Netherlands, and eventually the formation of the Dutch Republic. The Dutch speaking north were tolerant to various religious affiliations, whereas, the French and Walloon South, remained loyal to Philip II, and were predominantly Catholic. In order to establish the significance of reformed faith in the success of the Dutch Revolt, this assignment will explore some of the events surrounding the uprising....   [tags: History]

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How Significant was the Reformed Faith to the Success of the Dutch Revolt?

- The Dutch Revolt of the sixteenth century, was a conflict between the Protestant Low countries, and the Catholic Spanish Empire. This resulted in the division of the seventeen provinces of the Netherlands, and eventually the formation of the Dutch Republic. This struggle culminated into a Religious split. The Dutch speaking north were tolerant to various religious affiliations, whereas, the French and Walloon South, remained loyal to Philip II, and were predominantly Catholic. In order to determine the significance of Reformed faith in the success of the Dutch Revolt, interpretations from both Peter Griel and Wallace will be explored....   [tags: Church History ]

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What is the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority?

- Introduction The Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteiten (NVWA) translated as the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority is a Dutch public organization. This organization aims to safeguard “the health of animals and plants, animal wellbeing, the security of food and consumer products and, enforce the [Dutch] nature law.” Consequently, every inhabitant of the Netherlands is directly dependent on them. Furthermore, many individuals worldwide are also, either consciously or unconsciously, reliant on the NVWA due to the large amounts of goods the Netherlands exports....   [tags: quality, cost, government]

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J.J.P. Oud and Dutch Architecture

- Jacobus Johannes Pieter Oud was born in Purmerend, North Holland in 1890. He began his education at Amsterdam's Quellinus School of Decorative Arts and later began working with the architectural firm of Jeseph Cuypers and Jan Stuyt in 1907. Oud was interested in architectural theory, and found his lack of knowledge in that area frustrating. He left the firm after only six months to study at the National School for Art Education in Amsterdam. He had high expectations for the education he would receive at the School, but they failed to materialize....   [tags: J.J.P. Oud Biography Architecture Architect]

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Rembrandt: Premiere Artist of the Dutch Golden Age

- Of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s work we have an unprecedented catalogue of paintings, drawings, and etchings. He created more than twenty-five-hundred pieces. His paintings numbered more than five-hundred, his etchings, three-hundred and his drawings two-thousand. He captured the beauty in life and religion. His most notable works include his many religious narrative scenes, such as “The Blinding of Samson” or “Christ in the Storm.” Also of note are his many self portraits such as, “Rembrandt and Saskia in the Scene of the Prodigal Son in the Tavern.” He is also known for his depictions of Jesus....   [tags: great European painters]

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Dutch vs. American Euthanasia

- Dutch vs. American Euthanasia         The Dutch take their euthanasia seriously. The Dutch government has resubmitted its proposal for formally legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia, while modifying its controversial provision allowing euthanasia for children. When first proposed to Parliament over a year ago, the bill allowed for cases where children from 12 to 16 years old could request and receive euthanasia "against the wishes of their parents." The modified proposal still allows child euthanasia in this age group, but not over parents' objections [New York Times, 7/14/00]....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]

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Dutch Shultz

- Throughout history many gangsters, mobsters, and wise guys have left their mark on society. Names like Al Capone, "Lucky" Luciano, and Albert Anastasia come to mind when one looks back on the history of Le Cosa Nostra, However one of the most interesting figures in the history of organized crime, Dutch Schultz, was also able to leave a lasting mark in history with his unorthodox style of crime. Dutch Schultz was born Arthur Flegenheimer, Despite of the nickname "Dutch" Arthur Flegenheimer was a German Jew....   [tags: Organized Crime History]

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Dutch Slave Trade

- Dutch Slave Trade During the 17th and 18th centuries, mercantilism was the emerging economic policy through which the slave trade developed in Europe. In the Netherlands many historical events gave rise to a desire for domination of international trade. They were serious tradesman and were heavily involved in the profitable business of slavery. The Dutch, intelligent and self-ruling tradesmen took no time in displaying their dominance over rival countries, Portugal, England and Spain, in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean....   [tags: essays research papers]

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German and Dutch Influence on Housing in America

- German and Dutch Influence on Housing in America German settlers came to North America in the late 17th century, they settled mainly in Pennsylvania. Germans built large, lasting houses of wood and quarry stone. Dutch settlers came, more than a century earlier, to the New World. Their first settlements were in New Amsterdam, now known as New York City and the Hudson Valley to the north. Dutch immigrants used stone and brick to build their homes. Their homes were large according to colonial standards....   [tags: American History, Housing, Informative]

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Dutch and Belgium Organ Donation Acts

- Assignment III-B: Dutch and Belgium Organ Donation Acts. In Belgium there is a different post mortem organ donation law than in The Netherlands, although they both have the same main purpose: they seek to increase the supply of donors. In Belgium it is presumed that each citizen has consented to the harvest of organs following death unless an objection to such a harvest was recorded, an opt-out system. Belgium combines presumed consent with a practice of inquiring into the wishes of the next of kin....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why the Dutch Failed to Save Their Jews During World War II

- Synopsis A single telegram ended the peace. This small piece of paper meant the death of thousands of people. It was the Nazis declaration of war on the Netherlands. One of the most anti-Semitic regimes in recent history now occupied a country who had housed Jews for the last few centuries. Critics have blamed the large amounts of Jewish deaths on the lack of Dutch resistance to the Nazis. However, it was not the lack of moral responsibility amongst the non-Jews, but the insufficient finances and food supplies that caused the decimation of horrific amounts of Dutch Jews during World War II....   [tags: Nazis, War, World History]

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Survival of the Fittest and the History of Taiwan and Political Powers

- Darwin's law of natural selection reveals that the natural world is indeed a brutal place, where those unfit for their environment will be supplanted by the better adapted. Just as the Galapagos Islands showcased the process of evolution within the natural world, the island of Taiwan has been a petri dish for natural selection of the political sphere even as the first western powers showed interest in the island. This early pre 1750s period of Taiwanese history had the factions of the Taiwanese Aborigines, Chinese and Dutch all striving for control over the island....   [tags: Aborigines, Dutch, Chinese]

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The Netherlands and World War II

- Throughout World War II the Netherlands was a place of oppression and starvation as more than 200,000 Dutch were killed. The German rule of Holland began in 1940 and ended in 1945. A few of the major events in this time period was the royal Dutch family being exiled, the hunger winter, the bombing of Rotterdam, Operation Market Garden, and the Dutch resistance. At the point when the Netherlands was attacked on May 10, 1940, the Dutch people were not ready for Nazi Occupation. For the Netherlands, the activities of the Nazis were inconceivable, because of their stance of neutrality since World War One....   [tags: dutch resistance, hanger, oppression]

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The Turnaround Program of French-Dutch Airline, Air France KLM

- ... Does it indicate the failure of a cross-border merger. Culture, chapter 5 of the book. • Discuss the organizational structure adopted by Air-France-KLM. What are its pros and cons. Discuss the new organizational structure for Air France. • Discuss the "Transform 2015" program announced by Air France-KLM. Do you think the measures included in the program will help revive the airline. Hand in your answers to these questions by e-mail. ( before Wednesday 28th of may 2014. 1....   [tags: merger, aviation industry]

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Joining Forces: An Examination of User-Generated Content in Two Dutch Newspaper

- Joining forces: an examination of user-generated content in two Dutch newspapers Theoretical Framework The term ‘user-generated content’ or ‘UGC’ refers to content that has been produced by non-professionals – in this case by non-journalists. This content can be of all kinds: text-based, visual or audiovisual, or a combination of those three. The key point is that it is produced by ordinary people, who do not work for the organisation that receives their contributions. That is the definition which needs to be kept in mind throughout this paper....   [tags: framework, journalism, profession]

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Immigrants Flock to the Netherlands Due to Booming Economy

- Should the political party PVV be excluded from the political arena (landscape) when it treats immigrants unequal to natives. The Netherlands is often referred to as an immigration country because of the large number of immigrants (around 3,122,717 immigrants). Since 1960, many foreign people come to the Netherlands in the hope of finding work and securing a better future for themselves. The large number of immigrants was mainly due to the booming economy at that time, many people came to work in the Netherlands and many also stayed....   [tags: politics, dutch, government]

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Why Was Vincent Van Gogh Famous?

- Why was Vincent Van Gogh Famous. Vincent Van Gogh was born March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Netherland. Growing up Vincent was the oldest child, he had five siblings two brothers, and three sisters. Vincent spend most of his time with his new born brother Theo. He had to take care of his brother seen his mother and father had to work. Since Vincent didn’t have time to go to school he had to get home schooled. Even though Vincent had to get home schooled he didn’t let that stop him. After Vincent stopped taking care of his little brother Theo he went off to become famous for his painting skills....   [tags: impressionists, famous dutch painters]

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The Life of Vincent Van Gogh

- ... This feeling could explain many subsequent actions Van Gogh took during his lifetime. In 1888, he moved to south France where he discovered his love for the color yellow (Wolf 5). His house, known as the “little yellow house” became famous many years later in his artwork. During this time Van Gogh spent all of his money on paint and he lived off of coffee, bread, and absinthe. It is believed that he had often “sipped on turpentine and eaten paint” (“Vincent Willem”). His physical health was declining, most certainly due to his lack of diet and the toxins he was ingesting, but his psychological health was also deteriorating....   [tags: dutch painter, left ear]

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Rembrandt: Master Etcher and Painter

- Walter Bagehot once said “The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen.” Rembrandt had a unique way of grasping a person’s personality and emotion by expressing it on his canvasses. Rembrandt who spent most of his life in the Netherlands is known as one of the most famous Dutch artists in history. While many know Rembrandt for his paintings, Rembrandt is considered to be one of the most famous self-taught etchers in history....   [tags: famous Dutch painters]

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The Foundation of the Netherlands

- ... He looked up and saw a small hole in the dike and watched a tiny stream of water flowing out of it. Quickly Hansje inserted his chubby finger in the hole and the flow of water stopped. All night he plugged the hole in the dike, numb with cold and fear. At daybreak, a clergyman walked along the top of the dike and saw Hansje. He quickly summoned help. So did Hansje prevent a disastrous flood (Brouwer). The dikes were very useful in World War Two. Most of the time the dikes were not strong enough for the heavy tanks of the Germans....   [tags: churches, terpen, dutch]

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History of New Netherlands

- The people of New Netherland are often thought to be Dutch, mainly due to the colony being founded by the West India Company which was governed by the Dutch. However, this area, which became New York in 1664 after being seized by England, was home to a diverse population of European immigrants. These settlers came from Holland, Sweden, France, Germany, and other surrounding areas. I wanted to learn more about this distinct group of people than Roark mentioned in our textbook, so I visited a website found at to discover more....   [tags: people, dutch, new york]

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From New Amsterdam to New York

- ... The last Dutch director-general of New Netherlands, which included New Amsterdam, was Peter Stuyvesant. Stuyvesant arrived in 1647 and immediately informed the colonists of his autocratic intentions (Columbia Electronic). During his introductory tour, Stuyvesant noticed garbage on the streets, poorly built houses, and people working on Sunday (Banks 8). The Dutch West India Company had tasked him with generating revenue in the new colony and he concluded to improve lawfulness and conditions in the new colony, religious uniformity must be established....   [tags: American history, ex-Dutch territories]

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Rembrandts The Mill

- Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669) is a well-acclaimed Dutch painter who has been recognized for his work during the Baroque period of 1645 to 1648. One of his works is The Mill, a 41.3” x 34.3” oil painting on canvas. This piece of work was about his landscape theme and is currently on display at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The Mill is considered as one of the greatest art pieces of Rembrandt because of two major reasons. The art piece is naturally very attractive and it has served as a major inspiration to the taste of the viewers, as well as painters during the epoch....   [tags: Dutch Painter, Art Analysis]

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Imperialism in South Africa

- During Imperialistic times South Africa was a region of great resources that was greatly disputed over (Ellis). Europe’s main goal during these times was to compete against each other and played a “game” of which country can imperialize more African countries than the other. Imperialism was a curse to South Africa, because many wars, laws, and deaths were not necessary and would not have happened if South Africa were not imperialized. Imperialism is the domination by one country of political, economic, or cultural life of another country or region and occurred during the 1800’s in Africa....   [tags: British Empire, Dutch/Zulu territories]

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Evaluation of Journal Article Involving Cross Cultural Perception of European Dutch and African Curaçaoans

- Evaluation of Journal Article I. Introduction The essay is about to evaluate the journal written by Coen Heijes and express my personal interpretation of the article. The essay was divided into five sections. First of all, I would briefly outline the topic of the article and introduce the findings made by the author. Secondly, I would analyze the theory and literature review by evaluating the main theoretical framework. Then research design and methods would be discussed, followed by the findings and conclusions given by the author....   [tags: culture, diversity]

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Blood, Sweat, Tears and Oil: The mistreatment of the Ogoni People by Royal Dutch Shell

- Blood, Sweat, Tears and Oil: The mistreatment of the Ogoni People by Royal Dutch Shell and the Nigerian Government Introduction Nigeria, located in West Africa, is a densely populated nation of over 100 million people. Since the nation’s independence from Britain in 1960, the country has been in the hands of various leaders ranging from religious to staunchly militant. Nigeria is the sixth largest producer of crude oil in the world and it has one of the largest deposits of natural gas (Wiwa, 2001)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Oversea Greed

- The Netherlands have been a long time tolerant and rich land. The country opened the Bank of Amsterdam and ran a major trade business incomparable to any other. Although small, the territory bore a perfect harbor for ships of the time. Up until the late 17th century the Dutch Republic had a successful nation, unified under a booming economy. When England and other alliances shifted, the Dutch Republic would experience immense turmoil. England’s reasoning behind allying with the Spanish was solely for personal economic gain and power, by destroying the Dutch unity and economy it left room for England to become the most powerful commerce....   [tags: Dutch Republic, The Netherlands]

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What Are the Risk and Protective Factors for Athletes, in Terms of Different Types of Sports and Intensity?

- There are many scientific papers about eating disorders, possible treatments and possible risk factors. Due to the fact that, for many people with eating disorders, body image, dieting and over exercising is part of their everyday lives, the focus in this study is on sportswomen- and men.(1)⁠ In addition, the worldwide prevalence of eating disorders among athletes, 0-19% for men, and 6-45% for women, is higher than the prevalence within the general population.(1)⁠ The focus of this study however, lies on the Dutch population....   [tags: sports life, dutch athletes, eating disorders]

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Angels And Demons Dutch

- §5 Samenvatting: Professor Robert Langdon wordt naar CERN gehaald om een mysterieus symbool op de borst van een vermoorde wetenschapper uit te leggen. Langdon ziet dat het een Illuminati symbool is, de Illuminati is een organisatie van wetenschappers, en willen wraak omdat de kerk tegen hen en de wetenschap is/ was, maar Langdon dacht dat die allang niet meer bestonden. Dan blijkt dat er ook nog antimaterie uit het lab van Vettra is gestolen, En dat kan voor 2 doelen gebruikt worden; als de sterkste energie bron ooit, of als de sterkste bom ooit( ¼ gram is een explosie van 800 meter diameter)....   [tags: Foreign Language Essays]

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Birch Paper Company (Dutch)

- Vraag 1: Het beste bod voor Birch Paper Company als geheel is dat van hun eigen divisie Thompson. Bij deze optie zijn de ‘out-of-pocket’-kosten het laagst voor Birch zoals getoond in onderstaande opstelling: West Paper Company – kosten voor Birch: $ 430 Eire Papers Ltd. – kosten voor Birch: $ 432 Winst Southern divisie ($90*40%1): $ 36 -/- Winst Thompson divisie ($30-$25): $ 5 -/- $ 391 1Winstopslag voor Southern is 40% aangezien de case vermeldt dat hun ‘out-of-pocket’-kosten 60% van de verkoopprijs bedragen....   [tags: Case Study, Analysis, Foreign, solution]

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Insight Into How the German Culture Is

- Germany is a country of its own uniqueness and beauty. The country is located to the North of Europe, north east of France, west of Poland and below Denmark. Unification in Germany was achieved in 1871, under the leadership of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Ever since that time period, the country has flourished into one of the thriving, top nations in the world economically. Within this report, readers will gain insight into how the German culture is, and how to do business with the Germans....   [tags: germany, german culture, dutch]

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Royal Dutch/Shell: Human Rights In Nigeria

- Brief background Shell was exploiting the natural reserves of oil and gas from the Nigerian Coastal plains dwelled by an ethnic group of Ogoni. Shell’s Nigerian operation constituted 11-12% of its output and 200 million dollar’s sale of annually. On contrary, Nigeria plummeted economically even 3 decades after independence partly because of political failure that neither could not leverage its competencies and nor reduce its oil dependency. Immature political system ultimately led to Military coup d'état ensuing a totalitarian rule reigning Nigeria brutally and undemocratically....   [tags: Shell Case Study]

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Might, Not Right: Political Legitimacy in Taiwan Before 1750

- Famously close to the Chinese mainland and centrally located in the heart of the southeastern seas, the tiny island of Taiwan became desirable only within the last few centuries as the global market expanded. Before the extension of international trade in the 16th and 17th centuries, Taiwan was inhabited by a number of linguistically distinct aboriginal peoples who are thought to have arrived some 70,000 years ago from Southeast Asia. Despite politically charged claims to the contrary, Chinese interest in the island was not kindled until Dutch occupation in 1621, which demonstrated a potential for profit in its resources and strategic location....   [tags: Asian History]

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This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

- Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s This Earth of Mankind is an allegorical novel describing the growth of protagonist Minke during the pre-awakening of colonized Java. Set in 1898 during the period of imperial Dutch domination over all aspects of Javan life, the novel provides a clear image of the political and social struggles of a subjugated people through the point of view of a maturing youth. Using several of his novel’s major characters as allegorical symbols for the various stages of awareness the citizens of Java have of Indonesia’s awakening as a modern nation, Toer weaves together an image of the rise of an idyllic post-colonial Indonesia with modern views of Enlightenment ideals....   [tags: colonized Java, natives, enligthment]

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Historical Perspective of South Africa’s Culture

- The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into the country of South Africa. Through history background and detailed explanation of cultural aspects of the country, it will try to explain why South Africa is called the “Rainbow Nation” and why Apartheid was important. National and business influences are intertwined with cultural values and are a good example of how South Africa today is divided between its native embedded and espoused values, and those values that were inherited from British and Dutch dictators....   [tags: rainbow nation, apartheid, history]

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What is an Interloper?

- According to Princeton University’s wordnet, an interloper is defined as someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission. In the fifteenth to sevententh century the word ‘interloper’ commonly referred to a ship and crew that associated in smuggling. It is recorded that Interloping ships traded goods and slaves out of the monopoly of the Spanish’s West Indian Company. (Paesie, R. 2008) Mercantilism, (which was also referred to as merchant capitalism), was the governing economic system of the Spanish colonies....   [tags: intrudes, permission]

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The Origins of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and European Empires

- A phenomenon that drove much of the World’s economy between the 16th and 19th centuries was the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The trans-Atlantic Slave Trade consisted of European nations transporting slaves from the West African Coast to European colonies in the Americas. A question often posed is why were people of the African continent chosen to be slaves in the New World. Africans were chosen to be slaves due to their availability, productivity and their relative cheap cost. European plantation owners deemed Africans most productive in manual labour and most resistant to disease.1 However, before the slaves could be transported, Africans had to be kidnapped, captured or sold away their va...   [tags: slaves, colonies, owners, labour]

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Canada and the Netherlands

- Though the events of the past certainly have a direct influence on the world today. The ardent relationship that lies between Canada and the Netherlands can be referenced to the pretentious days nearing the end of the Second World War. Where Canada had played a significant role as liberators in Holland during this misfortunate time. Canada had provided the Dutch Royal Family with a safe haven. Canadians fought battles through France, Belgium, the Scheldt, and Germany before being sent back to the Netherlands....   [tags: World History, Influence, World War II, Holland]

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European Interest on the Revolutionary War

- Although the Revolutionary War was based on the premise of liberty and equality for suppressed American colonists, it was mainly influenced and fueled by geopolitical, economic, and political interests of European nations. After the French and Indian War Britain had the largest number of foreign colonies on the freshly discovered continent of North America. The amount of land claimed however was not as significant as the value that a territory brought back to the mother country. Mercantilistic policies demanding control of vital areas, as well as nationalistic rivalries between nations had already given way to several world wars between the dueling powers of Europe....   [tags: Geopolitical, Economical, Political]

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The Story of The British East India Company

- With many posts in Eastern India, the British were able to purchase and trade goods that would otherwise not be available, such as teas, opium, silks and porcelain. Before Governmental control, The British East India Company was able to strive economically as well as in the military. In the following pages I hope to explain how this trade company flourished between the 1600-1800 and the impact that the British government had on the abolishment of the Company. The British East India Company was a trade movement starting in 1600 by Queen Elizabeth the I....   [tags: British Empire, history of colonialism]

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Toer, Autonomy, and Responsibility

- This Earth of Mankind was written by Pramoedya Ananta Toer in 1980. Set in Dutch colonized Indonesia, this book tackles the issue of destruction caused by colonization. The main character, Minke, is an educated Javanese boy who falls in love with Annelies. Fortunately, Minke is the descendant of Javanese royal which allows him to attend an elite Dutch school. Annelies, the daughter of a concubine to a Dutch man, and Minke marry, which causes many problems. Throughout this novel, the prominence of Dutch rule plays a disastrous and infamous role....   [tags: Humanities]

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The History of Accounting

- ... During the times of the Italian Renaissance, one of the most forgotten facts was that they highly depended on a population that was fluent in the language of accounting. Merchants and property owners used accounting not just for their businesses; They also used it for getting in touch with God, their environmental settings and family members. Francesco Datini, a famous Italian merchant wrote “In the Name of God and Profit” in his ledger books. Merchants like Datini (and later Benjamin Franklin) kept moral account books, too, for tallying their sins and good acts the way they tallied income and expenditure....   [tags: record of human society and commerce]

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William Penn´s Treaties and Acquired Land in the New World

- The policy of William Penn with the indians compared to the English settlers and the Spanish, French, and Dutch is quite different. This includes considering the certain agreements and ways they came to the New World to maintain land along with how it possibly changed the “New World”, now known as America, for the worst. A short background of how all of this even happened was due to King Charles II of England owing money to William Penn’s father because of a large loan he had with him. He gave it to William Penn because his father had already passed....   [tags: Pennsylvania, Iroquois]

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First European Settlements in the New World

- ... Similarly to other styles in North America the brick and stone homes of the Netherlands evolved, often replacing the materials with wood and clapboards. As families grew lean-to additions became popular. Features: Gambrel (barn-style) roof, sometimes with flared eaves Matching chimneys, or a wishbone-shaped chimney at the front or side Dutch batten doors with separately opening halves Ground level porches Double-hung sash windows Dutch doors The Dutch door is divided horizontally to allow the top half to be opened, without opening the bottom half....   [tags: colonial style, earlier melting pot]

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Drug Laws of the Netherlands

- -Drug Laws of The Netherlands – Is a Permissive Legal System Better than a Restrictive One in the Case of Drugs. Introduction The Netherlands is one of the most highly developed countries in the world. It is an international, well-integrated country with policies that are among the world’s most liberal. In fact, The Netherlands has perhaps the most liberal view on drug use than any other country and has even gone to the extreme of extraordinarily relaxing its laws regarding ‘soft’ drugs. However, a common misconception about drugs in the Netherlands is that people believe they have been legalized there....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Netherlands' Economy

- The Netherlands is a highly industrialized, prosperous nation with an open, mixed economy that is one of the top ten richest nations in the world with the 17th largest economy in the world. Historically, the Dutch introduced and invented the stock market by a group of buyers and sellers of stocks by merchandise trading through a charter company established in 1602 called Dutch East India Company, which was an association formed by investors on shareholders for the purpose of trade, exploration, and colonization....   [tags: European nations, Holland]

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My Superhero Raden Saleh

- My superhero is Raden Saleh. Raden Saleh Sjarif Boestaman was an Indonesian romantic painter during the Dutch colonial era. He was considered as a pioneer of Indonesian art and was an idol and inspiration of many well-known modern Indonesian painters. His works bare the theme of romanticism which was similar to the European paintings during the nineteenth century. He was the first native of Java to have learned and master the styles of European painting (Prathivi, 2013). His works were not only famous in Indonesia but were also highly demanded in many European countries, even today....   [tags: painting, indonesia, art]

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South Africa: A Case Study Analysis

- South Africa is one of the most developed nations in Africa, though like all other developed nations, it was not always that way. The major developments occurred over an extended period of time and were, arguably, brought on by many different factors. Previous literature and theories tell what helped the nation come to a state of development. One such theory is that the apartheid’s previously established democratic institutions contributed to the government’s smooth transition into democracy. Additionally, an indigenous model employed in South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, also contributed to the transition from the old apartheid system of rule to the evenly applied democr...   [tags: social issues, apartheid]

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East India Compnay

- VOC and EIC were the first important trading companies that seemed to have opened up trading activities in the present history . VOC stepped up efforts to improve its position in different fronts. After the company was awarded both colonial activities and monopoly on trade in the entire region, the Dutch parliament was clear about their intention. VOC strived to control all territories in Java by conquering Jakarta . During the time, it was involved in the internal politics of Java and could organize operatives to facilitate its pursuit....   [tags: trading, monopoly, ethical policy, competition]

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The Kingdom of the Netherlands

- The Kingdom of the Netherlands The country called the Kingdom of the Netherlands, or more often simply the Netherlands, is an intriguing place. Common images associated with this country include decorative wooden shoes, large white Dutch hats on little girls, elaborate systems of dikes, wooden windmills, and fields of colorful tulips. A land of diverse and varied history, the Netherlands has overcome intriguing struggles in many centuries, impacting the world despite its diminutive size. Among the smaller countries in Europe, the Netherlands’ ranks thirty-first out of forty-five countries....   [tags: Geography ]

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Fears We Carry: Superstitions

- The thought that dreadful things can happen to me when a mirror breaks or when he or she walks under a ladder is caused by age-old fears called superstitions. Superstitions come from many regions around the world, and are taught to us by our parents and our grandparents, they are passed down through the generations and are believed to be omens of things that can go awry. According to Webster’s Dictionary tells us that superstitions are a belief or way of behaving based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck....   [tags: christians, god, beliefs]

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