22 December 2012

Things you didn't know about the Netherlands


Where does the Kingdom of the Netherlands share a long border with the French Republic?  The answer is in this brief, entertaining video:

6 comments:

  1. Entertaining, and educational. And just 4 minutes long!

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  2. Not new to me, but well explained. I've often thought there should be a tumblr of "surprising borders" like the one mentioned.

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  3. I learned, I laughed, I loved. Thanks

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  4. As citizen of Holland (noord Holland to be exact) I learned something here. Never knew we shared a border with France.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Nice! Two minor remarks though: The ç in Curaçao is pronounced s, and Boniare should be spelled Bonaire. Oh, and the "adorable little hearts" in the Frisian flag are actually lily pads.

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  6. Also, the EU status of the Dutch Caribbean is unclear at the moment. Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten are surely no part of the EU. The status of Bonaire, Saba and Stacia still needs to be hammered out. They're probably get some peripheral EU status, just as many of the French islands do. It is unlikely that they will become fully part of the EU such as French Guyana or some other French Islands. After all, they don't even pay with the euro.

    On the islands, there is considerable resistance to becoming members of the EU. I don't understand why, because especially the Dutch side of Sint Maarten should be able to see all the 'built with EU money' signs on the French side of Saint Martin.

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