A Throne in Brussels: Britain, the Saxe-Coburgs and the Belgianisation of Europe

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A Throne in Brussels: Britain, the Saxe-Coburgs and the Belgianisation of Europe

A Throne in Brussels Britain the Saxe Coburgs and the Belgianisation of Europe Paul Belien argues that the pan European super state currently in the making will resemble a Greater Belgium rather than a Greater Switzerland since Europe will also be an artificial construct Belgi

  • Title: A Throne in Brussels: Britain, the Saxe-Coburgs and the Belgianisation of Europe
  • Author: Paul Belien
  • ISBN: 9781845400330
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Paul Belien argues that the pan European super state currently in the making will resemble a Greater Belgium rather than a Greater Switzerland , since Europe will also be an artificial construct Belgium has infected EU political attitudes and acts as a model for the EU a failed attempt to construct a nation out of different peoples with separate languages and tradiPaul Belien argues that the pan European super state currently in the making will resemble a Greater Belgium rather than a Greater Switzerland , since Europe will also be an artificial construct Belgium has infected EU political attitudes and acts as a model for the EU a failed attempt to construct a nation out of different peoples with separate languages and traditions To learn what the EU as a single state might be like, take up this highly readable mix of history, analysis and warning You ll never feel the same about Belgium or Europe again.

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    1. Jonathan Clogstoun-Willmott on said:

      I read this book because I wanted to know what happened to all the money made by Leopold I and II from the Congo. What a wonderful read and what an appalling story! Fully researched and referenced, you find a new horror on almost every page, leaving you to gape - but almost never commented upon by the author. Only three times in the whole book of 342 pages does he opine, witheringly.I am amazed that Belgium hangs together, on a constitution that in effect cuts out almost half the population and [...]

    2. Imperatrix Mundi on said:

      After reading this book, I'm more suprised than ever that Belgium is still an existing country. The story of Belgium is one you would want to place on a 'dystopia' bookshelf, not somewhere with the 'non-fiction'.I don't think anyone imagines themselves naïve enough to imagine real-world politicians as being in any way virtuous or selfless, but the story of Belgium's string of money-hungry kings is just what is need to prove just how we still put too much faith in politicians and kings. Belgian [...]

    3. TIMOTHY SKIPWORTH on said:

      Brilliant book about a country of which we in the UK know little and a reminder why artificially contrived states like the EU are doomed to failure!

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