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The Netherlands

  1. 1. The Netherlands
  2. 2. Contents• The Kingdom of Netherlands, the Netherlands & Holland• Facts & Figures• Politics & Economics• Amsterdam• Culture• Conflicts & Recent Developments European Culture & Civilization
  3. 3. THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS,THE NETHERLANDS & HOLLAND European Culture & Civilization
  4. 4. The Kingdom of the Netherlands Netherlands Sint Maarten Carribean Netherlands Aruba Curaçao European Culture & Civilization
  5. 5. The Netherlands• Capital: Amsterdam• Language: Dutch, Frisian(only spoken in Friesland)• Inhabitants 16.5 Mio.• Surface area: 41,528 km²• 26 % Land under sea level European Culture & Civilization
  6. 6. Holland North SouthCapital Haarlem The HaugeInhabitants 2.6 Mio 3.5 Mio • 2 Provinces of the Netherlands (total 12) • Most populated and richest provinces European Culture & Civilization
  7. 7. FACTS AND FIGURES European Culture & Civilization
  8. 8. Ethnic Groups 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 5%5% Dutch EU Indonesian Turkish Surinamese 81% Moroccan Carribean others European Culture & Civilization
  9. 9. Religion 30%42% Roman Catholic Protestant Muslim 20% others 6% none 2% European Culture & Civilization
  10. 10. POLITICS AND ECONOMY European Culture & Civilization
  11. 11. Politics and Economy• Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system• Member of: EU, UN, NATO, OPCW, OECD & WTO• 10th most democratic country in the world• 16th largest economy in the world European Culture & Civilization
  12. 12. AMSTERDAM European Culture & Civilization
  13. 13. Amsterdam European Culture & Civilization
  14. 14. Other cities in the Netherlands The HagueRotterdam European Culture & Civilization
  15. 15. CULTURE European Culture & Civilization
  16. 16. Traditional Holland European Culture & Civilization
  17. 17. CultureVincent van Gogh Rembrandt van Rijn European Culture & Civilization
  18. 18. Erasmus von Rotterdam• Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus• October 28, 1466? – July 12, 1536• known as Erasmus of Rotterdam• Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher and theologian European Culture & Civilization
  19. 19. CONFLICTS AND RECENTDEVELOPMENT European Culture & Civilization
  20. 20. Conflicts and Recent Development• Movement of populists of the right wing• Debate about Integration• Immigration policy• Minority government European Culture & Civilization
  21. 21. Background Information• 2002 murderer of Pim Fortuyn• 2004 murderer of Theo van Gogh• Influence on the general elections in 2010• Minority government:conservative-liberal VVDparty and the ChristianDemocrats (CDA) European Culture & Civilization
  22. 22. European Culture & Civilization
  23. 23. General Role in the EU• Net Contributer• 2nd strongest exporting EU-County• Democracy and liberty in the EU• Open for new member states• Great commitment (military, foreign aid) European Culture & Civilization
  24. 24. Current Development within the EU• Skeptical opinion against the EU• Critical look at East enlargement• Against membership of Turkey• Enlarge Durch influence in the EU European Culture & Civilization
  25. 25. THE NETHERLANDS - SUMMARY European Culture & Civilization
  26. 26. The Netherlands• The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Netherlands and Holland• One of the smallest and richest countries in Europe• Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system• Very open-minded people (social, liberal & democratic)• Rich cultural spectrum European Culture & Civilization
  27. 27. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION European Culture & Civilization
  28. 28. Sources:- http://www.holland.com/uk/tourism/Activities/Traditional.htm- http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/The-Netherlands.html- https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/nl.html- http://travel.viamichelin.com/web/Destination/Netherlands- http://travel.viamichelin.com/web/Culture/Netherlands/The_country_today-Government_and_Administration- http://focus-migration.hwwi.de/index.php?id=2644&L=0- http://www.holland.com/uk/tourism/Holland-information/About-Holland/Did-you-know.htm- http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/niederlande-probleme-fuer-den-wahlsieger-1.874667- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friesland- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands- http://www.amsterdam.info/netherlands/- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_the_Netherlands- http://www.holland.com/uk/Tourism.htm- http://www.quirksmode.org/politics/- http://www.economist.com/topics/dutch-politics- http://www.uni-muenster.de/NiederlandeNet/nl-wissen/index.shtml- http://www.uni-muenster.de/NiederlandeNet/nl-wissen/politik/index.shtml- http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home/ European Culture & Civilization

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