Have you ever heard of the separation between Church and State? In the epoch of the middle ages this yet. The Pope was more powerful than the emperor.
Imagine. You are four years. You can just talk and then you become all crowned King. In the history for this came quite often.
The moment the Dutch cities were going to grow was a very important point in history. Do you live in one of oldest Dutch cities?
Are you ever move? Everyone is now free to live where he wants. In the history you had yourself first quite buy it if you wanted to live in the city.
What do you say; do you live in Netherlands or Holland? There is a difference. If we go back in time, we see that Holland was ruled by Dutch graves.