By Robert Stallaerts
In 1830, the population of the southern a part of the uk of the Netherlands revolted opposed to King William I. The nationwide Congress then declared independence and proclaimed the set up of a parliamentary monarchy, and hence, the recent kingdom of Belgium used to be created. Belgium's vivid tradition and society have produced such artists as Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Van Eyck, and Antoon Van Dijk, in addition to the influential scientists Gerardus Mercator and Andreus Vesalius. Brussels, the country's capital urban, additionally homes the headquarters of the eu Union and the North Atlantic Treaty association. This moment variation of the historic Dictionary of Belgium relates the background of this kingdom via an in depth chronology, an advent, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on many of the extra major folks, locations, and occasions; associations and firms; and political, financial, social, cultural, and non secular points.
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King Baudouin, who objected to abortion on religious grounds, wrote to Prime Minister Wilfried Martens that he would not sign the bill, a necessary procedural step of every law to become valid. On the other hand, he wanted to respect the will of Parliament. Consequently, Article 82 of the Constitution was cited by the prime minister, and on 3 April 1990 the king was declared to be unable to reign for 36 hours. The cabinet took over his functions and signed the bill. Parliament then used Article 82 to declare the king’s inability to reign at an end.
Since then, it has become by far the biggest carnival in Flanders. In ironic and sarcastic scenes, politicians and public figures are mocked. Today, always present at the end are the “Vuile Madammen,” masked homosexuals, who perhaps brought the theme for the first time publicly to the attention of a large audience. qxd 11/27/06 5:27 AM Page 5 ANTIGLOBALIZATION MOVEMENT • 5 ALVA, DUKE OF (1507–1582). Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish regent sent by King Philip II in 1567 to pacify the rebellious Dutch provinces.
The lowest part of the country, the plain of Flanders, comprises maritime Flanders, bordering the sea and the dunes, and the interior part of West and East Flanders. In the northeast lies the Campine in the provinces of Antwerp and Limburg. Belgium’s economy is a classic model of a highly developed and export-oriented market economy. The gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to 288,089 million euros in 2004 and the gross national income (GNI) to 290,703 million euros in 2004. In the same year, Belgium’s imports reached 229,932 million euros, and exports were 241,519 million euros.