\nˈɛðələndz], \nˈɛðələndz], \n_ˈɛ_ð_ə_l_ə_n_d_z]\
Definitions of NETHERLANDS
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The republic of the United Netherlands was one of the first to welcome the United States into the sisterhood of nations. Her willingness to establish commercial relations led to a rupture with Great Britain. In 1782 a treaty of amity and commerce was concluded, which became abrogated by the republic of the United Netherlands losing its independence. At the Congress of Vienna the kingdom of the Netherlands was established, from which Belgium revolted in 1830. A commercial treaty was signed in 1839, and consular conventions in 1855 and 1878. A convention relative to extradition was concluded in 1880. (See Belgium.)
By John Franklin Jameson
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