What do you say; do you live in the Netherlands or in Holland? There's a difference. If we go back in time we see that Holland was ruled by Dutch graves.
We all have a bad day. But a disaster year? 1672 went down in history as a disaster year. We were attacked on all sides.
Do you ever think about the fact that the TV was only recently invented? It's changed history. Some people can't live without it now.