well no country is perfect, most have been involved in some very dodgy enterprises at some time in their histories. i found on a personal level that Dutch people seem very decent. have you seen "band of brothers" on TV. can you get BBC where you live ?? anyway these American Paratroops in WWII met English, French, Belgium, German and Dutch people in their travels and proffessed liking the Dutch more than anyone else !!
Originally posted by Shiro
Well, the Dutch are not always nice. Just look at what we've done in Suriname, South-Africa and especially Indonesia. And at this moment politics in the Netherlands is shifting to the right. In may there are elections, I hope the right-wing political parties will not winn. But I'm not sure, the leader of the largest right-wing party is quite popular. We'll see.
>of course most seem to speak English, which is always
Very little people in the world speak Dutch, so we need to learn foreign languages to be able to communicate with other people.