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The Netherlands
Contents• The Kingdom of Netherlands, the Netherlands  & Holland• Facts & Figures• Politics & Economics• Amsterdam• Cultur...
THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS,THE NETHERLANDS & HOLLAND           European Culture & Civilization
The Kingdom of the Netherlands                   Netherlands                   Sint                   Maarten             ...
The Netherlands• Capital: Amsterdam• Language: Dutch, Frisian(only spoken in Friesland)• Inhabitants 16.5 Mio.• Surface ar...
Holland            North     SouthCapital   Haarlem The HaugeInhabitants 2.6 Mio   3.5 Mio • 2 Provinces of the Netherland...
FACTS AND FIGURES           European Culture & Civilization
Ethnic Groups        2% 2% 2% 1%     2%             5%5%                                                     Dutch        ...
Religion                                     30%42%                                                  Roman Catholic       ...
POLITICS AND ECONOMY          European Culture & Civilization
Politics and Economy• Constitutional monarchy  with a parliamentary system• Member of:  EU, UN, NATO, OPCW, OECD  & WTO• 1...
AMSTERDAM        European Culture & Civilization
Amsterdam European Culture & Civilization
Other cities in the Netherlands                           The HagueRotterdam            European Culture & Civilization
CULTURE          European Culture & Civilization
Traditional Holland     European Culture & Civilization
CultureVincent van Gogh                             Rembrandt van Rijn                   European Culture & Civilization
Erasmus von Rotterdam• Desiderius Erasmus  Roterodamus• October 28, 1466? – July  12, 1536• known as Erasmus of  Rotterdam...
CONFLICTS AND RECENTDEVELOPMENT          European Culture & Civilization
Conflicts and Recent Development•   Movement of populists of the right wing•   Debate about Integration•   Immigration pol...
Background Information• 2002 murderer of Pim Fortuyn• 2004 murderer of Theo van Gogh• Influence on the general elections i...
European Culture & Civilization
General Role in the EU•   Net Contributer•   2nd strongest exporting EU-County•   Democracy and liberty in the EU•   Open ...
Current Development within the EU•   Skeptical opinion against the EU•   Critical look at East enlargement•   Against memb...
THE NETHERLANDS - SUMMARY          European Culture & Civilization
The Netherlands• The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Netherlands  and Holland• One of the smallest and richest countries i...
THANK YOU FOR YOUR    ATTENTION     European Culture & Civilization
Sources:-   http://www.holland.com/uk/tourism/Activities/Traditional.htm-   http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/The-Netherla...
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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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