Military History of The Netherlands

Military History Of The Netherlands

The Dutch-speaking people have a long history; the Netherlands as a nation-state dates from 1568. Belgium (a country with a Dutch-speaking majority) became an independent state in 1830 when it seceded from the Netherlands.

During the ancient and early medieval periods, the Germanic tribes had no written language. What we know about their early military history comes from accounts written in Latin and from archaeology. This causes significant gaps in the historic timeline. Germanic wars against the Romans are fairly well documented from the Roman perspective; however, Germanic wars against the early Celts remain mysterious because neither side recorded the events. Wars between the Germanic tribes in Northern Belgium and the present day Netherlands, and various Celtic tribes that bordered their lands, are likely due to their geographical proximity.

Read more about Military History Of The Netherlands:  Ancient Times, The Franks, The Eighty Years' War (1568–1648), Wars of The Dutch Republic, Batavian Republic and French Rule, Anglo-Dutch Java War (1810–1811), The Padri War (1821–1837), Java War (1825–1830), The Belgian Revolution (1830–1839), The Aceh War (1873–1903), World War I (1914–1918), World War II (1939–1945), Cold War, The War Against Indonesian Independence (1945–1949)

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