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The History of the Netherlands The word “Netherlands” means “lowlands”.

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The nation's independence wasn’t entirely established until after the 30 Years' War (1618–1648). In 1688, the English parliament invited William of Orange, and his wife, Mary Stuart, to rule England as William III and Mary II. William then used the combined resources of England and the Netherlands to wage war on Louis XIV's France. In 1814, all the provinces of Holland and Belgium were merged into one kingdom, but in 1830 the southern provinces broke away to form the kingdom of Belgium. A liberal constitution was adopted by the Netherlands in 1848. The country remained neutral during World War I. In spite of its neutrality in World War I, the Netherlands was invaded by the Nazis in May 1940, and the Dutch East Indies were later taken by the Japanese. The nation was liberated in May 1945. In 1948, after a reign of 50 years, Queen Wilhelmina abdicated and was succeeded by her daughter Juliana. In 1999 the Netherlands adopted the euro as their currency. In 2002 Jan Peter Balkenende became the most recent Prime Minister.

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Latitude– 52º 30 N Longitude– 5º 45 E

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(In Western Europe) Belgium Germany North Sea

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The nation has 3 natural divisions of topography: The dunes The lowlands The higher eastern section of the nation North Sea: Approx. 27% of the land lies below sea level Sand dunes on the west coast protect low alluvial land to th hightides East and south east there’s diluvial sand and gravel Points: Highest -- Vaalserburg in the south is 321 m (1,053 ft) abov Lowest – Zuidplaspolde in the north west is 7m (23 ft) below

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Climograph Of Amsterdam, Netherlands:
Temperate and marine with mild winters and cool summers.

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