We all have a bad day. But a disaster year? 1672 went down in history as a disaster year. We were attacked on all sides.
Initially, a stadholder was the representative of the monarch in a region. During the Republic, the position of the stadholder became two-faced: on the one hand he was the servant of the States, on the other hand he had sovereign powers such as the right of pardons and the appointment of magistrates. The stadholder of van Holland was always the stadholder of several regions, military commander-in-chief of the Union and a member of the Council of State.
Now you learn at home and at school that you have to form your own opinion. In the past, this was often punished. History was changed by the 18th century philosophers.
Unfortunately, slave labour still exists. In the history of the Netherlands there was also a lot of slave trade. The Netherlands has made a lot of money from it.
What would you do if you were the boss of the Netherlands? In history there have been many people who wanted absolute rule over the Netherlands.