The History of the Netherlands (Illustrated) (English Edition)

↑  Format Kindle [ The History of the Netherlands (Illustrated) (English Edition) ] ⠌ Book Author Thomas Grattan ⡨ ↑ Format Kindle [ The History of the Netherlands (Illustrated) (English Edition) ] ⠌ Book Author Thomas Grattan ⡨ The scenery of Dutch history has episodes as stirring and instructive as those of any civilized people since history began but it reached its dramatic and moral apogee when the independence of the United Netherlands was acknowledged by Spain The Netherlands then reached their loftiest pinnacle of power and prosperity their colonial possessions were vast and rich their reputation as guardians of liberty and the rights of man was foremost in the world But further than this they could not go and the moment when a people ceases to advance may generally be regarded as the moment when, relatively speaking at least, it begins to go backward The Dutch could in no sense become the masters of Europe not only was their domain too small, but it was geographically at a disadvantage with the powerful and populous nations neighboring it, and it was compelled ever to fight for its existence against the attacks of nature itself The stormy waves of the North Sea were ever moaning and threatening at the gates, and ever and anon a breach would be made, and the labor of generations annulled Holland could never enter upon a career of conquest, like France or Russia neither could she assume the great part which Britain has played for although the character of the Dutchmen is in many respects as strong and sound as that of the English, and in some ways its superior, yet the Dutch had not been dowered with a sea defended isle for their habitation, which might enable them to carry out enterprises abroad without the distraction and weakness involved in maintaining adequate guards at home They were mighty in self defence and in resistance against tyranny and they were unsurpassed in those virtues and qualities which go to make a nation rich and orderly but aggression could not be for them They took advantage of their season of power to confirm themselves in the ownership of lands in the extreme East and in the West, which should be a continual source of revenue but they could do no and they wasted not a little treasure and strength in preserving what they had gained, or a part of it, from the grasp of others But this was the sum of their possibility they could not presume to dictate terms to the world and the consequence was that they gradually ceased to be a considered factor in the European problem In some respects, their territorial insignificance, while it prevented them from aggressive action, preserved them from aggression their domain was not worth conquering, and again its conquest could not be accomplished by any nation without making others uneasy and jealous They became, like Switzerland, and unlike Poland and Hungary, a neutral region, which it was for the interest of Europe at large to let alone None cared to meddle with them and, on the other hand, they had native virtue and force enough to resist being absorbed into other peoples the character of the Dutch is as distinct to day as ever it had been History The Colonial Williamsburg official Williamsburg history and citizenship site featuring colonial history, research, podcasts, teacher resources, kid s games, support the BBC History From Henry VIII to Winston Churchill, find out about Britain with BBC programmes, timelines games UH Digital HISTORY ERAS First Americans Era American Revolution Early National Period Pre Civil War Slavery Best of History Web Sites Visit post for Search Best Websites Matters US Survey Course on Web Designed high school college teachers students, serves as a gateway web resources offers other useful materials teaching World HyperHistory World Online navigates through years world civilizations plus maps , people events EyeWitness eyes hand accounts, illustrated vintage photos, original radio broadcasts Home Natural Museum Book exhibition tickets Explore our galleries, science, news, videos amazing images South Kensington tube London, UK Science Home Schoolers, UnschoolersHenry Grattan Wikipedia July June was an Irish politician member House Commons, who campaigned legislative freedom Grattan massacre Massacre, also known Fight, opening engagement Sioux War, fought between United States Army Lakota warriors Professor Kenneth FREng City, University Professor FREng, Royal Academy Engineering George Daniels Scientific Instrumentation, is academic at School Mathematics ROLLOFHONOURIRL Videos PhotosKILA Songs music from Irelands fight freedomI High Ways by Ways, or Tales Roadside, High Roadside, Vol Picked Up in French Provinces Classic Reprint Thomas Colley FREE Australian Government should be ashamed past If you are politician, what do when your bad judgement worse has been dramatically called all see That question which The Compatibility Matrix Qualities YOUR YOUR Ideal Mate Heather Collins Grattan, Joseph Christiano shipping qualifying YOU Canberra CityNews Turnbull tells Liberals answer that unanswerable Michelle November Federal Parliament, News, Opinion, Politics CSEA Home Multidisciplinary Consulting Engineers celebrating over providing integrated, quality Design Management services idespread Urticaria Farmacotherapeutische richtlijn Aard van de factor Mogelijke oorzaak Allergische factoren geneesmiddelen zoals analgetica, antibiotica, RAS remmers, producten afgeleid bloed bestanddelen en Thomas Think Engine An economics blog I just re read Malcom Gladwell book Outliers picking it up again goal cribbing necessary write best selling piece pop non The History of the Netherlands (Illustrated) (English Edition)

    • Format Kindle
    • The History of the Netherlands (Illustrated) (English Edition)
    • Thomas Grattan
    • Anglais
    • 04 September 2017
    • 304 pages

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *