Birth of a Nation. Belgium and the Treaty of London
(Romain Van Eenoo) The Low Countries - 2009, № 17, pp. 285-287
On April 19 1839 the European Great Powers signed the 24 Articles of the Treaty of London and by doing so legally dissolved the ‘United Kingdom of the Netherlands'. From then on Belgium and the Netherlands would go their separate ways. It was a painful break that had been building up over many years, and its effects would reverberate for many decades to come.
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