Nice Neutrality, Would Be A Pity If Something Happened To It
Those poor Belgians
A narrative of Belgium as the linchpin of 20th Century conflict history.
1 - Colonial violence in the Congo
2 - German invasion to get at France
3 - German invasion to get at France again
4 - NATO based in Brussels
In each of the first three conflicts, "sovereignty" is the key problem. The Belgian sovereign held the Congo as a personal property, then Congo …
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