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Belgium

Belgium

Belgium’s rich history dates back to Medieval times. Relics of a land that was once home to some of the wealthiest people in all of Europe can be seen scattered throughout the landscape. The Dukes of Burgundy ruled over many of Belgium’s largest cities through the Middle Ages, bringing prosperity and contributing to many regal

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Ireland

Ireland

Ireland once consisted of 32 different counties. Today, the independent nation of Ireland is made up of a total of 26 counties in the northern area and the remaining six belong to the United Kingdom. The history of Ireland began when Celtic tribes reached the island around the fourth century BC. Centuries later, their settlements

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Netherlands

Netherlands

Also known as Holland, the Netherlands is a low-lying country that borders the Atlantic Ocean in the northwestern region of Europe. Its recorded history begins in the first century BC, when Romans stumbled upon tribes of natives living in the area. The Romans ruled what is now the Netherlands for nearly four centuries. Their presence

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Portugal

Portugal

The country of Portugal is over 900 years old and once had a very prominent role shaping world history. It is currently the oldest European nation to still have its original borders. Portugal was responsible for a number of land discoveries during the 1400′s and 1500′s. The Portuguese are credited with finding a route by

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