The Netherlands is a small-sized country in the North-West of Europe. The Netherlands consists of 4 regions, denoted in the 4 directions of the wind. It borders with 6 regions of 4 foreign countries.
It has a small but active population which relies on diplomacy and Mutual Protection Pacts for its defense. It was a founding member of the Mediterranean Alliance , PEACE and the Phoenix alliance systems and often delivered prominent citizens into high-ranking positions within those organisations. The Netherlands formed for almost a year a union together with Belgium called the United Netherlands. The Netherlands have a relative small but experienced and long-lasting internationally orientated community which efforts itself in keeping the country and it's economy in order. The Netherlands is currently part of no alliance.