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  • 6 months ago · Quote · #161


    pelly13 wrote:

    The Dutch had their golden century in the 17/18e century. It was not only based on the trade (theaft) of goods , but for a good part on the exploitation of big-scale slavery. They rounded up some black people in Africa , stacked too many of them in the boats and sailed them to America. The ones that survived the journey were lucky to be sold.

    It is the Dutch that brought the black people to America and the Dutch are still a little angry that these Americans have never thanked them for doing it.

    Ya'll invented maladministration in America with the incompetence of the Stuyvesants in New Amsterdam, too. The Dutch deserve more credit for what's wrong with my nation. Thank you.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #162


    @Ziryab :

    A butterfly in Amsterdam caused a storm in NewYork 1679. The Dutch seem to have invented chaos-theory too. When allowed , see what a small nation can do or did to fuck-up the big world.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #163


    The Dutch pretty much settled the Southern tip of Africa in the 16th century.

    I grew up with Jan van Riebeeeck's visage on all our coins.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #164


    Even old New York was once New Amsterdam. Why did Constantinople get the works? It's nobody's business but the Turks'.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #165


    Although, back then, he didn't have quite so many e's in his name

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #166


    The alliance of Sud Afrika was in question in 1914, the Boer War being a very recent memory. There was a faction that favored siding with the Central Powers, and some actual shooting took place, IIRC.

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