de eerste plaats staat in de top 100. The Netherlands lagged behind Belgium until the late 19th century in industrialization, and caught up around 1920. 216 The Nazis imprisoned him in World War. Many immigrants came to the cities of Holland in the 17th and 18th century from the Protestant parts of Germany and elsewhere. After having gained its independence in 1648, the Netherlands tried in various coalitions to help to contain France, which had replaced Spain as the strongest nation of Europe. Between 16 the VOC sent almost a million Europeans to work in the Asia trade on 4,785 ships.
Although Catholics possessed legal equality, they resented their subordination to a government that was fundamentally Protestant in spirit and membership after having been the state church for centuries in the south. In 1918, mutinies broke out in the military. William of Orange (Slot Dillenburg, elft, the founder of the Dutch royal family, led the Dutch during the first part of the war, following the death of Egmont and Horn in 1568. Netherlands therefore became part of, lower Lotharingia within the Frankish, holy Roman Empire. Both the Crusades and the relative peace at home contributed to trade and the growth in commerce. She would rule the Netherlands for 58 years. The Crusades were popular in the Low Countries and drew many to fight in the Holy Land. Originally granted as a fief to the Danish chieftain Rorik in return for loyalty to the emperor in 862, the region of Kennemara (the region around modern Haarlem ) rapidly grew under Rorik's descendants in size and importance. In 3500 pages he crafted a literary masterpiece that was translated into numerous languages; his dramatic story reached a wide audience in the 19th century.