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Period 1

Time of hunters and farmers

What did the Netherlands look like in the past and what people did thousands of years ago? The history of the Netherlands is many times older than the Netherlands itself.

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Period 1 Time of hunters and farmers

The lives of hunters and collectors

Did you know that an extinct human species has been found near the Dutch border? This kind of discovery gives us a lot of information about our history.

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Period 4

Time of cities and states

Have you ever heard of the separation between church and state? In the middle ages this did not exist yet. The Pope was more powerful than the emperor.

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Period 5

Time of explorers and reformers

History is shaped by discoveries and reforms. But there is only one period that can be called the time of the explorers and reformers.

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Period 5 Time of explorers and reformers

The beginning of European overseas expansion

The world is at your feet. Do you know this saying? In the era of the explorers and reformers, they have discovered almost all parts of the world.

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Period 5 Time of explorers and reformers

The uprising and the emergence of an independent Dutch state

The Pope is very powerful. But back in history, his power was much greater. Did you know that the Netherlands had to fight its way free from the Catholics?

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Period 6 Time of regents and princes

The scientific revolution

Did you know that the Netherlands was much smaller at the beginning of the golden age? During this period, many lakes were drained. In this way, the Netherlands grew bigger and bigger.

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Period 8 Time of citizens and steam engines

Modern imperialism

History gives you many answers to questions about today's world. Does it even make sense that English is the most important language in the world?

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Period 9 Time of world wars

The global economic crisis

An economic crisis erupted in 2009. A lot of people looked back in history. People were afraid of a crisis like the 1930s.

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Period 9 Time of world wars

The racist and totalitarian nature of National Socialism

Bullies are often very insecure. You can see that in history. The Germans did terrible things because they felt very insecure.