Video answer: The dutch invasion of belgium (august 1831)
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- "In 1831, Belgium declared independence from The Netherlands. Before that, Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands formed one country. In 1831, the first King of Belgium, Leopold I got the throne and that marked the end of an era for those three countries. Three countries now became one.
From 2–12 August 1831 the Dutch army, headed by the Dutch princes, invaded Belgium, in the so-called "Ten Days' Campaign", and defeated a makeshift Belgian force near Hasselt and Leuven. Only the appearance of a French army under Marshal Gérard caused the Dutch to stop their advance.
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