High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Dutch Identity in Europe
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Dutch Identity in Europe

(Frits Bolkestein) The Low Countries - 2004, № 12, pp. 86-97

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The term ‘national identity' sends many Dutch people into a spin of denial. Nevertheless, there are very few countries in Europe that have such a pronounced ‘national identity'. The author takes a look at it in a historical and European context. He concludes that the expansion of the EU is less of a threat to the Dutch identity than it is to Europe itself.

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