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Some Dutch history


Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie, a military defense of western provinces based upon the inundation of a strip of land...

Stelling van Amsterdam — a "city wall made of water."...

Pope John Paul II's disastrous visit to the Netherlands, 1985...

Romans visited Friesland around 50 B.C....

• The "New Spelling" of 1996...

The Netherlands, The United Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Holland...

Sloterplas, west Amsterdam — a man-made lake where once there was a lake...

Polders — ground below the water table...

• The American bombing of Nijmegen in World War II....

Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands — with an asterisk....

Dorestad, medieval Frisian city destroyed by Viking plunder and shifting delta rivers...


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