History of The Netherlands

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Chronicles

Congress

please see the Category Congress of the Netherlands

Government

please see the page The Governmental history

President

please see the page The Presidential history

Military

please see the page The Military history page

Historical overview

Olddutchflag.jpg early days (pre-union)

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since Beta version

November 2007-October 2008

In the late months of 2007 Netherlands in the New World had a slow start, but things changed fast after the 1st party emerged (Dutch Erepublik Political Party), the first company was created, the Dutch National Bank and a training company. Some of them where upgraded to higher levels. Many newborn citizens where wheeled in from online-forums such as Tweakers and Fok. Creating a rivalry between them in the form of two parties (Gathering of Tweakers and FOK! Party). Due to the growth it made the Netherlands the number 1 country in Republik for a short while. The first MPP was with Italy in April 2008, and Netherlands joined PEACE in August 2008.

since V1

October 2008-March 2009

Iron & Wine came frequently to power, many times rivaling left-winged parties SPV, LN, LSD, whose party president Cocoamok took over power for the longest consecutive presidential term to date (4 terms). Besides these two parties there were more parties coming and going. In December 2008 GDGR and C.D.P fused together in GDGR. The new name for this party is : Liberaal ChristenDemocraten. In March 2009 far-right party Neerlands Hoop joined the government.

Flag-United Netherlands.jpg Union-period (United Netherlands)

April 2009 - Feb 2010

also see main article: History of the United Netherlands
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formation

The Netherlands unofficially became the United Netherlands when it merged with Belgium in April 2009. During the congress election on 25th March, 2009, Spanish citizens who called themselves "Las tropas imperiales" won a majority of the congressional seats in Belgium, effecting in a political takeover. In response to this, Belgian co-president CreveRoeland decided to cede all Belgian territories to the Netherlands on the 5th April 2009, forming a union and preventing a Spanish president from being elected.

During the union

The unification, that had gained major support, was a success. Without many troubles, both countries were unified under one flag. However, there were also Belgians that fled the country and moved to the UK. The separatist parties had no or little influence on state affairs, because they are not in the top 5 list of political parties and are really small. From French-speaking side, which wasn't much (even in the Belgian period) there was support for the unification. After a little baby boom, started by France, many French speaking citizens from Belgium joined. The Belgian Party that supports the union became the biggest party, and their CP candidate ThomasRed is the longest sitting non-consecutive president in the history of the (United) Netherlands. (5 full terms, 2 half terms).

End of the Union

On October 22, 2009 a resistance war was started in the region of Flanders. The operation was carried out by the Romanian group, The Group, and the American Seal Team 6. Despite some minor tanking on both sides, the RW could not be stopped and the region was taken. Several days after, a resistance was started in the region of Brussels; PEACE was unable to defend the region. On December 15, 2009 (Day 737) the UK attacked and conquered Flanders. A day after, Brussels was also conquered by the UK, effectively taking away all Belgian regions from the control of The Group. The Netherlands waited for their ally to hand over the Belgian regions, but for some reason that didn't happen. Belgian's were claiming their independence, although by rule, they never officially left the union as stated in the union treaty. In early 2010 unofficially the merger was no more after Belgium remained independent, and the Netherlands assumed they left the Union. After Belgium left the Union, the Netherlands kept the name United Netherlands and it's abbreviation UNL for over half a year. This to keep showing that the Netherlands was an open country for anyone in the world, and that the nation as always was united. The only remains on the United Netherlands is that they keep going to the same chatchannel (#eUNL on rizon.net)

Flag-Netherlands.jpg Modern times (post-union)

March 2010 - now

Dutch flag

Mid 2010 some nationalistic tendencies emerged and the name was altered into the Netherlands, even Dutch was shortly reinstated as official language again in the hopes it would benefit a potential babyboom, this against the dismal of the international minded citizens. The plan backfired, and quite some internationally oriented citizens (of whom the last Belgians) left the country left. Soon both English was restored as an official language, together with Dutch they were declared both official languages. After a year of debating and experimenting, In October 2010 the Netherlands switched from a Party-Coalition-based government to a semi-CP-government. Late 2010 most parties were suffering from PTO's from a Croatian feminist organization. Icon-Poland.png Poland and Icon-Serbia.png Serbia invaded the Netherlands in beginning of 2011 and wiped it of the map multiple times, resulted that all parties were moved, thus creating the opportunity for the Dutch to only create 1 party for a period of time (Verenigd Nederland), in order to counter any future PTO's. The Dutch were able to regain 2 of their regions in January 2011 through RW's, however Poland regain the territories quite fast. NL got out of the grip of Poland late May 2011, but when Poland signed peace with Icon-France.png France, Poland wiped the Netherlands off the map for the 5th time and threatened to not let the Dutch back on the map again. President Daniel Parker signed a temporary truce with Poland in order to get his country back on the map.

Timeline

2008

March

  • The GoT government established an allowance/sponsorship program to help companies and citizens gain more purchasing power. This to compensate overproduction in multiple sectors.
  • New party Iron and Wine was formed

April

  • The I&W government started a Q1 weapon company to train unemployed citizens for a minimal loan, though enough to at least pay for their food.
  • On the 18th of April the MPP with Italy became active, quickly followed by the MPP's with Italy, Spain and Portugal. The Netherlands now were officially part of the Mediterranean Alliance.

May

  • A bug messed up the Dutch elections of the month May. I&W lost all its votes but one due to unknown reasons.
  • The Netherlands supported the war against Switzerland by sending paratroopers to France.

June

  • Elections were won by I&W, making them the country's leader once again.
  • The national hospital company was upgraded to Q3 and a training centre was set up to get more new hospital employees.

July

August

Joined PEACE 26th of August 2008
  • Again the Elections were won by I&W, while player Onrche tried to take over the government with the use of multi-accounts during the party leader elections.
  • A new constitution was released at the end of the month.
  • As the Mediterranean Alliance was falling apart, the Dutch government decided to side with PEACE Global Community in order to protect the sovereignty of the Netherlands.
    • Their first act as a new member of this alliance was to send troops in order to protect Hungary that had been invaded by Romania.

September

  • 12: New party Neerlands Hoop is founded on the remains of the Fascistische Partij[1]

October

  • New party Dutch Three Star was founded on the remains of an inactive party
  • After the county was ruled for 4 months by the I&W party the SPV beat I&W in the elections. The new president became Cocoamok, the longest non-consecutive ruling president.

November

December

2009

January

  • A law was introduced to allow elite soldier to keep their congress seat on the forum if they left their congress seat in-game for defense purposes.

February

Netherland was a member of ESA
  • Netherlands joins ESA, although that alliance never really got off the ground.
  • New Constitution was introduced by Jazar
  • The 'food crisis' occurred in the Netherlands. In one day all food stocks were bought up from the market, therefore giving all the citizens of the Netherlands a hard time to get some bread. This event was the trigger for the later Tax Proposal.

March

  • For the first time the political party Neerlands Hoop is in the Government of the Netherlands.
  • I&W regains majority in the congress with 18 Seats.
  • Q5 Hospital is placed in the Northern Region.
  • Constitution was amended
  • Party Leader RepsaJ of Neerlands Hoop leaves to Belgium and Hardcore-Gabber becomes the Party President.

April

The Netherlands formed a union for almost year with Belgium called United Netherlands

May

June

July

Augustus

September

October

  • Flanders was conquered via a Resistance War by a Romanian force called 'the Group' and American Seal team 6
  • The function of Dutch Vice-Chairman of Congress (or vice-chairman) was introduced in the Congress rules by Flando

November

December

Netherlands was a member of PHOENIX since 6th of December 2009 until it was disbanded in February 2011

http://wiki.erepublik.com/index.php/Netherlands/History

2010

January

February

March

  • Belgium leaving the union led to a huge conflict about money, the Belgians claimed that they should have gotten 600 gold from the Dutch government. The Dutch believed that they miscalculated it, and offered only 50 gold. [4]

April

  • The secret security agency UNLIN was renamed into the more public Security Council for Immigrants

May

June

  • Second month of the 3 test-months of the Presidential Government system
  • an embargo against Italy was accepted, since Italy helped out enemy countries

July

  • Last month of the 3 test-months of the Presidential Government system
    • The congress didn't extend the Presidential Government system, and went back to a party-coalition based system

August

  • a debated was proposed to attack Belgium, congress voted no to the proposal

September

Simply called Netherlands again
  • United Netherlands were officially reverted back into Netherlands (UNL became NL)

October

  • Medals of the Netherlands were introduced [6]
  • Constitution was amended
    • Prime Minister function was disbanded
      • Country President became state leader, although bound by congress
        • a senate was introduced

November

  • 17: Democratisch Nederland was founded
  • The Netherlands got new resources, instead of 4x grain, it now has 1x oil, 2x cattle, 1x fish
  • Independent Party is dissolved after the party has been (unintentionally) left over to be PTO'd [7]
  • UK attacks NL
    • PHOENIX asked the Netherlands to let them be wiped by the UK in order to close all current wars [8]. This so the Netherlands would function as a buffer between the UK and Poland, which just conquered Lower Saxony and Bremen[9]. Because the country was wiped, all political parties were gone. Due to a plead to the admin the biggest ones were returned.

December

  • Most parties (LSD, GLD, IP, DemNL) were suffering from PTO attacks by a Croatian feminist organisation.

2011

January

Netherlands 30 January 2011 (pink is Poland)
  • 9: Poland declared the Netherlands "Natural enemy"
  • 10-14: Poland attacks the Eastern Netherlands although we stood a good 15 battles against the giant, we eventually were overrun. It is speculated that because of the effort of former ally Hungary (recently stepped out of PHOENIX) we didn't prevail. After East fell, the rest of our country was quickly wiped of the map. [10]
  • 17: Netherlands was able to reconquer Eastern Netherlands through RW's (with Poland's agreement)
  • 18: Netherlands was able to reconquer Northern Netherlands through RW's (with Poland's agreement)
    • Positive aspect of the wipe is that it resulted in that all parties were moved to Poland, thus creating the opportunity for the Dutch to only create 1 party for a period of time, in order to counter any future PTO's, which many parties had been suffering from the previous months. The new party was called Verenigd Nederland (Netherlands United, not to be confused with United Netherlands)
  • 25: 28th Congress of the Netherlands was elected

February

antiko forgot to place the elected country president on time
  • 4: The country president was elected on the forums (since there was only 1 party in the whole country). Garmr won by popular demand from Briepe[11]. However the party (and country) president Antiko forgot to place the vote in-game on time[12], so he became Country President unofficially again. Garmr will still act as president, and pass his instructions through Antiko.
  • talks were started with the Polish on what terms the regions were maintained under Poland's control. There were talks about the Polish hiring the Dutch regions.
  • Serbia was planning to rent the region of East of England from the British.
    • At first their plan was to pass through Belgium, but as soon as that got out, France (under influence from USA and PANAM) seized the Belgium Territories
    • While Poland still occupied parts of the Netherlands, Serbia passed through the Netherlands to reach region of East of England, after declaring us natural enemy, they wiped the Netherlands of the map.
      • Serbians were kind enough to pay for RW's and 40 gold in order to pay for the loss of the only political party.
  • 25: 29th Congress of the Netherlands was elected

March 2011

  • the New Polish CP decided they didn't want to pay rent for the Dutch regions, and conquered Eastern Netherlands for use of it's cattle.
    • Poland declared Netherlands Natural Enemy and wiped the Netherlands of the map for the second time.
      • Poland did pay 40 gold to recover the loss of the only political party
  • 12: Netherlands regains Southern Netherlands through a resistance war (as agreed with Poland) [13]
  • 25: a futile resistance war in Eastern Netherlands was attempt by Jamesw to get the region out of the hands of Poland[14]
  • 25: 30th Congress of the Netherlands was elected

April 2011

May 2011

20th May - 14th of June (Pink is Poland)

June 2011

July 2011