Is there is still a country called Belgium?
Do they actually DO anything; manufacture anything, discover anything?
To the point, what is their reason for national existance, and why should they have any voice in any serious matter?
Gideon Reader ,
Haha, yep, there still is a country called Belgium and it's situated to the south of the Netherlands. It's completely ungovernable as they seem unable to form a working government due to the animosity between the french speaking south and the dutch speaking north. Roads are a mess, houses are a mess, and here in the Netherlands we jokingly refer to them as a banana republic.
But to give them their due, since you asked, they do produce the world's finest bonbons.
Belgium is composed of two different population:The Flemish and the Wallons.The only Belgian are the Jews.
4. 1Gideon,try the Belgian Godiva...
world known chocolates.
5. To n# 1
yes indeed, some of my Wallon fellows do still manufacture a thing or two... including some of the deadliest and most efficient weaponry in the world> Used and approved by IDF and Israel police forces , for ex....
But they also make excellent chocolate, brew the best beers, and the best fries of course>>>
6. @Elchanan and Gideon
Come and visit Belgium, there is much things Belgium produces aside of the best chocolates in the world :)
And they are also have a long history as a major diamond center, thanks to Belgian Jews.
W. Palm Beach,FL US
8. #5 Nice Try
FN Herstal won't sell weaponry to Israel. There's this thing called a boycott that no one in Israel talks about. Today it's Belgium, UK universities, and Scottish libraries. Tomorrow? How much is this costing Israel?
9. Godiva chocolates
Godive is sold to a Turkish compang called ULKER which is known for it's close ties to the ruling AKP and PM Erdogan
David Israel ,
New York USA
10. To reader , about Belgium
NATO and SHAPE have their HQ's in Belgium , the same for the European institutions .
Antwerp is one of the biggest ports in the world , and still expanding .
Antwerp was the home of great painters , Rubens amongst them .
Brussels is the home of the world # 1 music contest , The Queen Elizabeth .
Today we have a chemical industry , we build cars , electronics . Not to forget the weapons , 70 % of the US army light weapons are FN ones . Those are only some of our products .
Antwerp [ Belgium ]
11. Elchanan # 2
Still ordering a cola with 4 straws as you , the Dutch people , always did ?
Roads a mess ? don't use them when going to the south ! we will be very happy then .
Houses a mess ? we don't need to paint them in the same colors as you do .
But yes , you are "deftig" when riding on your bikes .
12. the only country in the world that has one
hill is really identity crisis here, either flat as netherland or with mountains like france, puzzling indeed.
13. Amnesty in Belgium .
The Flemish politicians are making a linguistic problem of it , because of the Walloon opposition . Where there no collaborators in Wallonia ? So , if this proposition goes on , it could be also in their favor . It's a proposition made by the extreme right Vlaams Belang party , many of them had collaborationist roots .
There were Great people on both sides of sides of this little country , but also very bad ones .
14. The Jewish organisations met the Minister
on Monday , May 23 .
They have taken note of his declarations at the press and in the Senate . Declarations that clarified [ rectified ? ] his first declaration .
[ All three Jewish organisations communique ]
15. Belgium is also famous for
Comics (Lucky Luke, Tintin, the Smurfs, ...) and Charles de Coster of course.
16. Belgium is especially famous ...
for it s medieval town:Bruges.
17. Ora , There are many more famous places
in this little country .
18. 17 Charles,indeed Belgium is a
cultural rich country.It is a shame they do not honour their motto:"L union fait la force"[Unity gives strength].And ruin the good name they had once.
yes, it is way past time to move on. Some of my family were killed fighting Germans in both world wars but there has never been any bad feelings about it. The Germans are lovely people and very talented too, but sometimes shit happens.