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Netherlands Powerpoint

everything you need to know about the Netherlands.

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Netherlands Powerpoint

  1. 1. The Netherlands Dr. Connor Griess Sir Scott Harrington Tenth Grade
  2. 2. Where the Netherlands is located <ul><li>This is a European Country. It is located along the North Sea, next to Western Germany and Northern Belgium. Its capital is Amsterdam, but its house of government is The Hauge </li></ul>The Hague
  3. 3. Geographic Features of The Netherlands <ul><li>Its major water feature is, of course, the North Sea. Also the Netherlands has three rivers (Rhine, Waal, Meuse) that acts as a natural and a cultural border. In 1134, a storm created the archipelago of Zeeland. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Climate of The Netherlands <ul><li>The climate of the Netherlands is a temperate, marine type of climate. The Netherlands experiences cool summers and mild winters. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Environment of The Netherlands <ul><li>There are numerous water, air, and marsh animals. There are also many kinds of deer and fox. Other animals include, but are not limited to, the badger, boar, and the common beaver. All reptiles and amphibians are endangered. The Netherlands natural resources include natural gas, petroleum, peat moss, limestone, salt, sand and gravel, and arable ground(farm land). </li></ul>
  6. 6. History of The Netherlands Make a timeline of the important historical events of your country or province. Dutch Republic Batavian Republic Kingdom of Holland Part of French Empire Kingdom of Netherlands Industrialization WW II After the War 1581-1795 1795-1806 1806-1810 1810-1813 1815-present 6th Date 1941-1945 1945-present The man who ruled the Netherlands at this time never spoke a word First time Netherlands was a unitary state Napoleon gave his brother the land as a gift Later Napoleon decided he didn’t like his brother so he took back the land Was once again a unitary state and was free of a king run system Slow to industrialize because of dependence on water and wind power Estimated 100,000 Jews killed in the Netherlands Started gaining ties to neighboring countries BENELUX
  7. 7. Customs and Traditions of The Netherlands <ul><li>National Language-Dutch </li></ul><ul><li>Sports- futbol, cycling, speed skating, field hockey, tennis </li></ul><ul><li>Their Saint Nicholas turned into Santa Clause </li></ul><ul><li>Religion- </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic- 31% </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch Reformed- 13% </li></ul><ul><li>No religion- 41% </li></ul>
  8. 8. Food and Music of The Netherlands <ul><li>Breakfast- fresh bread, cheese, cooked meats, sausage, butter, chocolate sprinkles, jam or honey, and often a boiled egg. </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch- Same generally as breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner- Within the house, home cooked meals. Generally do not go out of the house to eat food at the local McDonald’s though. It helps to eat at the home, that’s probably why they aren’t as fat as the common American. </li></ul><ul><li>They usually drink coffee, teas, chocolate/fruit juice </li></ul><ul><li>Their music is the same as ours, they don’t exactly have rap there though, due to the lack of African American population living in their borders. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Government of The Netherlands <ul><li>The Netherlands is constitutionally monarchy with The Hague as the house of government. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Economy of The Netherlands <ul><li>Most people work in businesses or huge industries. The types of products produced include, but are not limited to, agriculture, food processing, chemicals, petroleum, and electrical machining. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tourism in The Netherlands <ul><li>Well, if one were by chance to visit the Netherlands you could go visit the many Dutch windmills or maybe even pick up some wooden shoes. You could also go watch a futbol game by the Holland team. But, if you stopped per say into a coffee shop in Amsterdam you could pick yourself up some good dope. Only weed is for sale though, they don’t take kindly to people coming in looking for coke. It is technically illegal by the laws of the Netherlands, but 5 grams per person can be sold in these “coffee shops” legally. But seriously, if you just want a cup of coffee you can go to a café. </li></ul>