Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wilders and Flemish Secession


Some of you may enjoy this article by Paul Belien, posted at The Brussels Journal, on Geert Wilders' hopes for an independent Flanders that would join (or re-join) the Netherlands, a position he has defended before - there is a link to an earlier article at TBJ.

As interesting as the post is, the discussion that follows, in which readers discuss the history of the split between the Dutch and the Flemish, and the differences in their mentalities is even more fascinating. France is also mentioned as working behind the scenes to prevent any separation of Flanders into what many assume would be a highly successful, work-ethic dominated, anti-Socialist State, that would put its neighbors to shame.

Whether or not you agree, the article is worth a detour.

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