Netherlands

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Netherlands
Netherlands.png
Capital:
Amsterdam, Holland

Government Type:
Law monarchy.png Monarchy

Primary Cultures:
Dutch

State Religion:
Religion protestant.png Protestant

Country Tier:
Kingdom

Country Type:
Recognized

"The Netherlands lost Belgium to revolution six years ago and while still economically stable, their rate of industrialization is slow compared to some of their neighbors. Will the Netherlands be able to emerge as a powerhouse of the 19th century?"

The Netherlands is a Major power.png major power in the Rhine region. It neighbors Flag of Hanover Hanover and Flag of Prussia Prussia to the east and Flag of Belgium Belgium to the south. The Netherlands starts with two overseas states, Dutch Guyana in South America and Dutch Ghana in West Africa. The Netherlands rules over Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg in a Diplomacy personal union.png Personal Union and has the Diplomacy dominion.png Dominion of the Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies in Indonesia. The Netherlands and Belgium start as mutual Diplomacy rivalry.png rivals and have a Truce.png truce until August 1, 1836.

If it reconquers Belgium[1], it will be renamed United Netherlands.

Historical background[edit | edit source]

The Kingdom of the Netherlands was established in 1815 following the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna. This was the first time that the entire Lowlands were united in a single country since the Eighty Years' War during the 16th - 17th centuries. The united state of the Netherlands continued until the Belgian Revolution in 1830, where Flag of Belgium Belgium seceded from the union.

Technology[edit | edit source]

Netherlands starts with all era 1 technologies.

Event industry.png Production technology Event military.png Military technology Event portrait.png Society technology
  • Invention prospecting tech.png Prospecting
  • Invention steelworking.png Steelworking
  • Invention distillation.png Distillation
  • Invention lathe.png Lathe
  • Invention drydock.png Drydocks
  • Invention paddle steamer.png Paddle Steamer
  • Invention army reserves.png Army Reserves
  • Invention napoleonic warfare.png Napoleonic Warfare
  • Invention law enforcement.png Law Enforcement
  • Invention stock exchanges.png Stock Exchange
  • Invention banking.png Banking
  • Invention colonization.png Colonization
  • Invention mass communication.png Mass Communication
  • Invention medical degrees.png Medical Degrees
  • Invention empiricism.png Empiricism
  • Invention romanticism.png Romanticism

Politics[edit | edit source]

Netherlands begins a Constitutional Law monarchy.png Monarchy, with King Willem van Oranje-Nassau supporting the IG petty bourgeoisie.png Petit Bourgeoisie.

Starting Laws
Power Structure Economy Human Rights
Governance Principles Law monarchy.png Monarchy Economic System Law interventionism.png Interventionism Free Speech Law right of assembly.png Right of Assembly
Distribution of Power Law census suffrage.png Census Suffrage Trade Policy Law mercantilism.png Mercantilism Labor Rights Law no workers rights.png No Workers' Rights
Citizenship Law national supremacy.png National Supremacy Taxation Law per capita taxation.png Per-Capita Taxation Children's Rights Law child labor allowed.png Child Labor Allowed
Church and State Law freedom of conscience.png Freedom of Conscience Land Reform Law freeholders.png Homesteading Rights of Women Law no womens rights.png Legal Guardianship
Bureaucracy Law elected bureaucrats.png Elected Bureaucrats Colonization Law colonial exploitation.png Colonial Exploitation Welfare Law no social security.png No Social Security
Army Model Law professional army.png Professional Army Policing Law dedicated police force.png Dedicated Police Force Migration Law no migration controls.png No Migration Controls
Internal Security Law no home affairs.png No Home Affairs Education System Law public schools.png Public Schools Slavery Law slavery banned.png Slavery Banned
Health System Law no health system.png No Health System
Starting Institutions
Institution Level
Institution colonization.png Colonial Affairs 1
Institution schools.png Education 2
Institution police.png Law Enforcement 1

Interest groups[edit | edit source]

Netherlands begins with the IG petty bourgeoisie.png Petit Bourgeoisie, IG armed forces.png Armed Forces, IG devout.png Evangelical Church and IG landowners.png Landowners Political in government.png in government. The IG rural folk.png Rural Folk, IG intelligensia.png Intelligentsia, and IG industrialists.png Industrialists are Political in opposition.png in opposition. The IG trade unions.png Trade Unions are marginalized.

Historical characters[edit | edit source]

Politicians
Name[2] Type Interest Group Ideology Traits
Willem van Oranje-Nassau Role ruler.png Ruler IG petty bourgeoisie.png Petit Bourgeoisie Ideology leader royalist.png Royalist Trait romantic.png Romantic
Willem van Oranje-Nassau Role heir.png Heir IG intelligensia.png Intelligentsia Ideology leader reformer.png Reformer Trait persistent.png Persistent
Generals and Admirals
Name[2] Type Interest Group Ideology Traits Rank HQ Region
Engelbertus Lucas Role admiral.png Admiral Undecided Random Undecided Random Trait experienced naval commander.png Experienced Naval Commander, Trait wrathful.png Wrathful Commander rank 1.png Commodore Rhine
David Hendrik Chasse Role general.png General Undecided Random Undecided Random Trait wrathful.png Wrathful, Trait wounded.png Wounded Commander rank 1.png Brigadier General Rhine

Diplomacy[edit | edit source]

Netherlands rules over Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg in a Diplomacy personal union.png Personal Union and has the Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies as a Diplomacy dominion.png Dominion.

Netherlands starts with Active interest.png active interests in Rhine, Gran Colombia, Senegal, and Indonesia, and Declared interest.png declared interests in North Germany, England, France, and The Baltic.

Netherlands has State status claims.png claims on the states of Flanders and Wallonia. The Netherlands and Flag of Belgium Belgium start as mutual Diplomacy rivalry.png rivals and have a Truce.png truce until August 1, 1836.

Economy[edit | edit source]

Starting Statistics
Statistic Starting value
Gdp.png GDP Hud money.png 2.9M
Population.png Population 2.91M
Literacy.png Literacy 43.9%
SOL.png Standard of Living SOL impoverished.png Impoverished (11.3)

States[edit | edit source]

Dutch states
Name Type Homelands Region Arable land.png Arable Land Resources State Traits
Size Uses Goods wood.png Goods coal.png Goods fish.png Whaling Goods gold.png Goods rubber.png Goods oil.png
Holland State status capital.png Dutch Rhine 30
  • Building rye farm.png Rye Farm
  • Building cattle ranch.png Livestock Ranch
4 0 12 0 0 0 0
State trait river.png Rhine River
    • +20.0 State status infrastructure.png Infrastructure
State trait natural harbors.png Natural Harbors
    • +10.0% Shipyards building Throughput
    • +2 Port Max Level, +10 Naval Base Max Level
Friesland State status incorporated.png Dutch Rhine 30
  • Building rye farm.png Rye Farm
  • Building cattle ranch.png Livestock Ranch
2 0 15 5 0 0 (30)
Gelre State status incorporated.png Dutch Rhine 40
  • Building rye farm.png Rye Farm
  • Building cattle ranch.png Livestock Ranch
9 40 0 0 0 0 0
State trait river.png Rhine River
    • +20.0 State status infrastructure.png Infrastructure
Guayana State status unincorporated.png
State status split state.png
Amazonian
Afro-Caribbean
Afro-Antillean
Gran Colombia 30
  • Building rice farm.png Rice Farm
  • Building cattle ranch.png Livestock Ranch
  • Building banana plantation.png Banana Plantation
  • Building coffee plantation.png Coffee Plantation
  • Building sugar plantation.png Sugar Plantation
11 0 6 0 (12) (8) (5)
State trait resources lumber.png Amazon Rainforest
    • +25.0% Building Goods hardwood.png Hardwood output
    • −33.0% State status infrastructure.png Infrastructure
    • −33.0% State status construction.png State Construction Efficiency
Ghana State status unincorporated.png
State status split state.png
Akan
Ewe
Mossi
Senegal 80
  • Building millet farm.png Millet Farm
  • Building cattle ranch.png Livestock Ranch
  • Building banana plantation.png Banana Plantation
  • Building coffee plantation.png Coffee Plantation
  • Building cotton plantation.png Cotton Plantation
  • Building dye plantation.png Dye Plantation
  • Building sugar plantation.png Sugar Plantation
  • Building tobacco plantation.png Tobacco Plantation
14 0 5 0 0 (22) 0
State trait malaria.png Malaria
    • -90% Colony Growth Speed in non-Homeland States
    • +15% Mortality in non-Homeland States

Industry and resources[edit | edit source]

Industry
Netherlands starts with a small industrial base, primarily in consumer goods.
Resources
The Netherlands has access to Goods coal.png Coal in Gelre and can grow some cash crops in its overseas states, but most of its resource access comes from the Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies and their subjects.

Military[edit | edit source]

Netherlands has the Law professional army.png Professional Army law.

Netherlands begins with 20 regular battalions and 8 conscript battalions available; all battalions use the same set of production methods: Method line infantry.png Line Infantry, Method mobile artillery.png Mobile Artillery, Method cavalry.png Cavalry Scouts, Method no specialists.png Standardized Infantry, and Method wound dressing.png Wound Dressing.

Netherlands starts with 20 flotillas, all using the base production methods: Method man o wars.png Man O' War, Method frigates.png Escort Frigates, Method commerce raiders.png Commerce Raiders, and Method no naval theory.png Naval Traditions

Strategies and guides[edit | edit source]

Strategy The below is one of many player suggested strategies for Netherlands. Bear in mind, due to the dynamic nature of the game, it may unfold differently for other players.

The Netherlands is in an awkward position. Despite its Major Power status, it is a military minnow; even Belgium poses a challenge for the Dutch to reclaim. Much of the Netherlands' power depends on its dominion, the Dutch East Indies, which is also more powerful than its master. Its junior Personal Union partner, Luxembourg, is isolated by Belgium and Prussia.

  • Start by puppeting the minor countries in South-east Asia, which should be pushovers even for the militarily challenged Netherlands. The main danger is a Great Power (most commonly, Great Britain or France) interfering.
  • Continue to puppet minors across the globe; remember to have at least one puppet per Declared interest.png declared interest so that the region becomes an Active interest.png active interest, and thus freeing up the declared interest counter. Puppets' most immediate benefit to the Netherlands is to pay taxes.
  • After the truce with Belgium is over, subdue Belgium by any means necessary. Once Belgium is fully mobilized, it can field a larger army than what the Netherlands can muster within Europe; the Netherlands can consider swaying a GP for assistance.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Completely controls the state regions of Flanders and Wallonia.
Countries by Region

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