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  1. 1. The NETHERLANDS Only country where drugs are legal
  2. 2. Independence <ul><li>1568, “eighty-year war” breaks out between Netherlands and their mother country of Spain </li></ul><ul><li>1578, Spain signs a treaty with Netherlands to separate the two countries </li></ul><ul><li>Officially declared independence from Spain in 1579 </li></ul><ul><li>During 17 th century, became a commercial power </li></ul><ul><li>In the 18 th Century, France took control of the Netherlands </li></ul>
  3. 3. Flag of the Netherlands <ul><li>Netherlands Flag, officially adopted on February 19, 1937 </li></ul><ul><li>Flag is designed after the Dutch coat of arms </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Map <ul><li>Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>Notable places: </li></ul><ul><li>Assen - home for Assen Circuit Races </li></ul><ul><li>Tilburg - Oldest known city in Netherlands and home to the Saint Joseph Basilica </li></ul>
  5. 5. Renaissance <ul><li>The Netherlands are noted for their artwork and sculptures during the renaissance </li></ul>
  6. 6. Industrial Revolution <ul><li>The Netherlands are found to have a large mining profit </li></ul><ul><li>Many different countries begin to migrate to the Netherlands (Italy and France mainly) </li></ul><ul><li>As a result, the Netherlands become very rich, and their mining technology becomes more advance </li></ul>
  7. 7. Absolutism <ul><li>The Netherlands become more independent </li></ul><ul><li>Their controlling Empire of Spain does not like this </li></ul><ul><li>A war breaks out between the two countries in summer of 1568 </li></ul><ul><li>Netherlands signs a treaty of independence from Spain in 1579 </li></ul>
  8. 8. WW1 <ul><li>During World War 1, The Netherlands stay neutral </li></ul><ul><li>Germany planned to invade Amsterdam towards the end of the war, but was attacked and pushed back </li></ul><ul><li>The end of the war caused the Netherlands to build a stronger economy and military </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hitler hits the Netherlands <ul><li>World War 2 strikes differently </li></ul><ul><li>Although still neutral, the Netherlands decided to supply allied troops after the bombing of London </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler takes offence to this and invades Amsterdam in less than a month </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually Hitler pulls out, shortly after </li></ul><ul><li>D-Day </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cold War <ul><li>The Netherlands decided to stay out of the Cold War </li></ul><ul><li>They stayed neutral </li></ul>
  11. 11. Government <ul><li>The Netherlands has been a constitutional monarchy since 1848 and a parliamentary democracy since 1815; before that it had been a republic from 1581 to 1806, a kingdom between 1806 and 1810, and a part of France between 1810 and 1813 </li></ul><ul><li>Current Monarch – Queen Beatrix </li></ul>
  12. 12. Relations with U.S <ul><li>Netherlands have a friendly relationship with the United states </li></ul><ul><li>They have Dutch embassies in America </li></ul><ul><li>America has a good trade business with Netherlands for foods, lumber, fish </li></ul>
  13. 13. Amsterdam <ul><li>Nicknamed “Drug Capital of the World” </li></ul><ul><li>Amsterdam was founded in the 1200s as a small fishing village </li></ul><ul><li>Amsterdam has many luxury hotels and a nice view of the snow capped mountains nearby </li></ul>
  14. 14. Anne Frank <ul><li>Frank was a Jewish girl who was captured and killed in a NAZI death camp, during WW2 </li></ul><ul><li>Frank’s diary is one of the most well known stories today </li></ul><ul><li>Many play writes and movies were inspired by her story </li></ul><ul><li>Today, her diary is worth over 50 million euros </li></ul>