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The many provinces that make up the Netherlands was originally part of the Habsburg Empire. By 1648, these provinces had broken away from the Habsburg Empire and became their own country.
from Pandia Press History Odyssey Level One
We learned about William the Silent, William of Orange...
windmills, merchant ships, lowlands, dikes...
"In the 17th century the Dutch, the English, and the French competed with each other for the trade of mostly spices, in Indonesia and India. They formed powerful organizations called the East India Companies."
from Pandia Press History Odyssey, Level I
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The older boys also learned about the East India Trading Companies.
from Pandia's History Odyssey, Level II