Medals of the Netherlands
Types of Medals
There are 3 different ´orders´ in which you can recieve a medal (millitary valor, political dedication, civil contribution). They come in different grades, and generally have a precise definition how to achieve one.
Incidentally also other medals can be made for special commemorative (military) occasions (important battles, wars or campaigns, etc.). The Country President i.c.w. the Minister of Defense can issue these medals.
For certain other non-military campaign specials medals can be created, currently the Recruiting Medal is the only one in this category.
Grootofficier 1e klasse
Grootofficier 2e klasse
Grootofficier 3e klasse
Commandeur 1e klasse
Commandeur 2e klasse
Commandeur 3e klasse
Officier 1e klasse
Officier 2e klasse
Officier 3e klasse
Ridder 1e klasse
Ridder 2e klasse
Ridder 3e klasse
Ridder 4e klasse
Orde der Nederlandse Leeuw
In order to get this medal, someone must have proven himself a dedicated politician to the country. The more more points, the higher the ranking. (Tip: use the Medal calculator)
- 1.75 points for 1 full term as Prime Minister or Country President
- 1.5 points for 1 full term served as Minister or Vice President in Government
- 1.25 points for 1 full term served as State Secretary in Government
- 1 point for 1 full term served as senator
- 1 merit point for 1 full term as congress-member who voted on at least 75% of all the forum proposals
- 0.50 merit point for 1 month as ambassador
- 0.75 merit point for 1 full term as Chairman of Congress
- 0.5 point for 1 full term as Deputy Chairman of Congress
- 0.25 point for 1 full term as official government advisor
- 0.25 point for every month as any other civil servant job (coach, recruiter, state company manager, general etc.)
experience multiplier: any job (except civil cervant) which was taken on longer than 3 times, after the third term gets a 50% increase in points for every following term, per term. (so 5 x congress member becomes: 1+1+1+1.5+1.5= 6 merit points )
Orde van Oranje Nassau
This medal can only be awarded in combination with a public motivation text by Country President or Prime Minister. Must be noted that this is a Civil medal, political and military contributions to the country don´t count towards recognition of this medal.
The Country president or Prime Minister must authorize giving out every medal (except for the Willemsorde, which can also be handed out by the Minister of Defense). Every medal has got a precise set of demands which must be checked with the applicants claims. The Country President or Prime-Minister may ask people to assist him with this task. Drastic changes to medals plans (new degrees or new medals, not the number for a degree) must be authorized by the government, however congress nor the government don´t have any influence on the execution of the medals-programme in general or specific cases, nor can they opt to change the medals-plan without the consent of the Country President ánd Prime Minister. CP, PM and MoD cannot give themselves a 'Oranje-Nassau' medal Medals can only be handed out to people with Dutch citizenship who are registered to the forum. People can apply for themselves or others for a specific medal on this application-form. Every medal needs either proof or a testimony of CP/MoD/PM, but naturally proof is prefered.
When given, medals cannot be taken back. However in the case of official misconduct. The Country President can decide to postpone giving out a higher degree of a medal to a given person for up to 6 months. The congress has the power to overrule the CP´s judgement of misconduct in the previous case. Only in severe cases of misconduct such as high-treason to our country, medals could be withdrawn or degraded from a person; however this can only be proposed by the CP or PM and needs to be validated by an vote in congress which equals or exceeds in a 75% acceptance of the proposal.