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					    BENELUX
Resources & Government
    The
Netherlands
  The Netherland’s Government




• Parliamentary democracy under a
  constitutional monarch.
           The Netherlands
• Geographically: low & flat; below sea
  level
• Language: Dutch
• Religion: Roman Catholic
• Economics: great seaport for
  international trade; agriculture is
  important (cheese and tulips)
Luxembourg



Formerly mined
iron ore – does
not any longer
   Government of Luxembourg




Luxembourg has a parliamentary form of
  government with a constitutional
  monarchy.
                Luxembourg
•   Geographically: forested and hilly
•    Language: French or German
•   Religion: Roman Catholic
•    Economics: most of its income is from
    services (banking); they produce steel
    and chemicals
                 Belgium

• http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/belg
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       Government of Belgium




• Parliamentary democracy under a
  constitutional monarch
                Belgium
• Geographically:
•  Urban: 95% of the people live in cities
•  Language: Flemish & Walloon
• Religion: Roman Catholic (75%)
•  Economics: soil and water; make
  cheeses, chocolate, cocoa, lace; diamond
  cutting in Antwerp
• Center of many international
  organizations (NATO)
                   NATO

• North Atlantic Treaty Organization
• NATO is an Alliance that consists of 28
  independent member countries
• Purpose: military alliance
• “Keep the Russians out, the Germans
  down and the Americans in”
• Countries of NATO

				
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