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?
Have you ever heard of the Golden Age? In this era, the Netherlands was very rich and powerful. In Amsterdam you can still see many beautiful buildings from this time.
In the era of the golden age there was a displacement of power. The church had had the most power for a long time. Now the citizens were allowed to rule.
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.
In this era, the voice of the people grew ever larger. This means that we can now demand that new elections be held.