Monday, 12 September 2011
Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, I for Independence
The Dutch flag
Most countries in the world gained independence after long and violent wars. My country became independent after a war which lasted 80 years from 1568 till 1648, under the leadership of the Prince of Orange. We were at that time more or less one country with Belgium, which gained independence from the Netherlands in 1830. Now we do a lot together and share TV programs among other things.
The Belgian flag
Indonesia, which was a Dutch colony, gained independence in 1949, after a bloody war, which has left its scars in both Indonesia and the Netherlands. We learnt from these wars and gave Suriname its independence in 1975 without any struggle.
What is your national holiday and do you have an Independence Day?
Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.See our new logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar.
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.We started round 9 of the fascinating meme of ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with I.