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The Netherlands
Die Niederlande
Der Nederlanden

Game: New World
Flag of the Netherlands Coat of arms of the Netherlands
Flag Coat of Arms

Motto
Je maintiendrai
Ich werde zu halten
Ik zal handhaven
(French, German, Dutch)
("I will uphold")

Anthem "Unser Land erhalt' den Kaiser"
Capital
(and largest city)
New Amsterdam
Language
  official
 
German
  others Dutch
Religion
  main
 
None (secular government)
  others Lutheranism, Judaism
Ethnic groups
  main
 
Germans, Dutchmen
  others Asians, Anglo-Saxons, Russians
Demonym Netherlander
Government Constitutional monarchy
  legislature Netherlander Ducal Congress (Herzogskongreß/Hertogscongres)
Kaiser Aria
Duke Anton III
Staatsleiter Margrethe Koller
Population 4,522,382 
Established 8th October 873
Currency Neubayero-Donetskian krone (NDK)
Internet TLD .nd.nb

The Netherlands (German: Die Niederlande, Dutch: Der Nederlanden) is one of the various duchies of the United Reich of New Bayern. The dukedom is held by the House of Nieuworange.

HistoryEdit

The Netherlands began as the Grand Duchy of the Netherlands (Dutch: Groothertogdom der Nederlanden), a Dutch state which claimed to be a continuation of the ancient Terran Dutch nation. Led by the Grand Dukes of the House of Nieuworange, the Netherlands became a powerful force in Primus, rivalling the many other Germanic states of its time.

In 862, the Netherlands under the rule of Willem-Alexander VI, began to influence its neighbour, the Duchy of Drensgau. It started demanding tribute from the weaker country, which obliged in order to prevent attack by the formidable Netherlander military.

By 871, Drensgau's economy had been severely weakened, and it sought protection from the newly formed United Reich of Neubayern, which was a federation of thirteen northern Germanic states. Neubayern began to support Drensgau, partially restoring its economy by subsidising local industry. Eventually, Neubayern's influence overpowered that of the Netherlands, which angered the Netherlander government.

Unwilling to go to war with the combined militaries of Neubayern, the Netherlands seized the moment and declared war upon Drensgau in 872 after the Duchy failed to pay its annual tribute. However, one week later, Neubayern launched a surprise attack and crushed the Netherlander army. Willem-Alexander surrendered, but Kaiser Franz I of Neubayern agreed to let him live, although he forced the Grand Duke to cede sovereignty to the Reich. The Netherlands on 13 October 872 became an "Autonomous Region" (German: Autonomsregion Niederlande) of the Reich. In 873, the Netherlands was annexed to the Reich and became the Duchy of the Netherlands, which exists to this day. Willem-Alexander's son, Joachim, became the first Duke under Neubayer rule.

Following Neubayern's occupation and subsequent annexation of the Netherlands, several groups of ethnic Dutch fled the country, travelling east to Sebastiana via Washington Bay and establishing new settlements. These settlements would ultimately evolve into the United Provinces of Colnia.

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