United Netherlands

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United Netherlands
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General
Capital Western Netherlands
Demographics
Language English, Dutch, French
Economics
Currency NLG

Headline text

The United Netherlands was the official name of the merger between the Icon-Netherlands.png Netherlands and Icon-Belgium.png Belgium that lasted for nearly a year. Belgium unofficially left the union in February 2010, however the Netherlands decided to keep the name United Netherlands (and it's abbreviation eUNL) as official name after that for another half-year until they changed it back to simply the Netherlands (eNL).

Regions

The United Netherlands had seven regions: Western Netherlands, Eastern Netherlands, Northern Netherlands, Southern Netherlands, Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. Western Netherlands and Wallonia were the the most populated and Eastern Netherlands had the least amount of inhabitants.

Language

In real life Belgium, the Walloons speak French and the Flemish speak Dutch. The main language of the Dutch users is Dutch. Most citizens however spoke English quite well and the main language in the country was therefore English. Articles in newspapers and international messages were often written in English and sometimes accompanied by a Dutch and/or French translation. English was the official language used by the government and in congress.

History

Formation background

During the congress election on 25th March, 2009, Spanish citizens who called themselves "Las tropas imperiales" won a majority of the congressional seats, effecting in a political takeover. In response to this, 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. 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 United Kingdom.

Economy of the United Netherlands

The United Netherlands economy is driving on medium grain, grain... and grain (with high grain in the West Province).

The currency of the United Netherlands was the Dutch Guilder or Nederlandse Gulden (NLG) and the minimum wage was set at 4 NLG while the average is around 13.82 NLG (18 Feb 2010). Because there were alot of BEF (Belgian Franc) going around after the merger, the Dutch government exchanged them at a rate of 1.6 NLG/BEF.

The country always had problems with a severe shortage of employees. Although the merger with the Belgians slightly changed this, at that time around 100 extra employees were needed to fill the active companies. But this is now changed completely. There are training companies from the government in all skills and all companies can get enough employees.

Politics

Presidential History

Flag-United Netherlands.jpg Presidents of the United Netherlands Flag-United Netherlands.jpg
President Party Tenure Comments
1 Citizen128942.jpg Dionysus I&W March 2009 June 2009 first president of the United Netherlands
2 Citizen73281.jpg Jazar I&W June 2009 July 2009 this time he earned his title (he was also elected as CP of Netherlands in May 2009, but due to a bug)
3 Citizen1458618 v2.jpg ThomasRed BP July 2009 October 2009 first Real-life Belgian president of the United Netherlands
4 Citizen639701 v2.jpg ArtemIvanov LSD October 2009 November 2009 resigned his position, ThomasRed took over his position[citation needed]
5 Citizen1458618 v2.jpg ThomasRed BP December 2009 February 2010 longest non-consecutive reigning president of the (United) Netherlands
(5 terms+2 half terms), resigned in January, DanielB1989 took over[citation needed]

Coalitions in the United Netherlands

Month Coalition Remarks
2009
April 09 I&W, LN (LSD)
May 09 I&W, GVD, DTS
June 09 BP, LSD, I&W BP left the government because of dissatisfaction with their coalition partners
July 09 BP, LSD, GLD
August 09 BP, LSD, I&W
September 09 BP, LSD, I&W
October 09 BP, LSD
November 09 BP, LSD
December 09 I&W, GLD, LP
2010
January 10 I&W, GLD, LP
February 10 I&W, GLD, LP

Region leaders

The UNL embassy system is divided nine separated zones. Every zone includes the UNL ambassadors to the including countries, out of whom a region leader is chosen by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The different regions are as follows:

Americas

Canada - USA - Mexico - Colombia - Venezuela - Brazil - Peru - Bolivia - Paraguay - Uruguay - Argentina - Chile
Region leader: Dutchclass

Western Europe

Ireland - United Kingdom - Belgium - Germany - France
Region leader: Mattio

Northern Europe

Norway - Sweden - Finland - Denmark
Region leader: Pander Sols

Southern Europe

Portugal - Spain - Italy - Switzerland - Austria
Region leader: None

Eastern Europe

Poland - Czech Republic - Slovakia - Estonia - Lithuania - Latvia - Ukraine - Hungary - Russia
Region leader: Shakerr

Balkan

Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova
Region leader: None

Middle East

Turkey - Israel - Iran - Pakistan
Region leader: AslanFaith

Orient

China - India - North-Korea - South-Korea - Japan
Region leader: Tim Veltkamp

South-East Asia & Oceania

Thailand - Malaysia - Philippines - Singapore - Indonesia - Australia - South-Africa
Region leader: Daniel Parker

Wars and conflicts

The United Netherlands only had a few wars on their own soil. The United Netherlands usually participate in wars as allies. The wars in the United Netherlands were the following:

The Unification Wars - Netherlands vs Belgium

There were three battles on April 5 2009 to unite both countries into the United Netherlands:

Operation Belgian Waffle

On June 23 2009 American soldiers started two resistance wars in the United Netherlands to liberate Belgium from the supposed oppressors. Belgians and Dutch fought side by side against this force from outside with the help of their PEACE allies.

Two battles started by Americans

Operation Waffle

This operation was started by the Romanian group called The Group on October 23, 2009 and was later on joined by American SEAL Team 6 and other EDEN forces. Their intention was to liberate Belgium, or at least Flanders. Their true purposes with Flanders were unknown. Flanders was liberated and congress was largely taken by Romanians (6 against 4).

On November 5 EDEN forces started resistance wars in Brussels and Wallonia.

Heavy fighting was there. In Brussels EDEN forces just won the fight, in Wallonia the Union won the fight. Many citizens left Brussels to relocate at Wallonia. The presidential elections in Belgium were won by alex201, member of the Group not active in media at all. But the Benelux Party was second only 20 votes behind.

Other battles

On June 24 2009 a Resistance War was started by player sikkie, a person who has been inactive for a while. The region was secured by the defenders again.