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Why Is Belgium A Country?

By Martin W. Lewis | January 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

The crisis of the Belgian state, discussed in Geocurrents on January 9, is rooted in the county’s unusual political history. Most western and northern European countries grew out of kingdoms or federations whose people gradually coalesced (more or less) as nations, gaining unity through common identity. Belgium, by contrast, emerged from a different regime of

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