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The 80 Years' War saw the area of the Low Countries of modern-day Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and parts of Northeast France and Northern German transformed into the first incarnation of the modern country of the Netherlands. The Dutch provinces of Holland, Utrecht, Zeeland, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Overijssel and Drenthe formed the Dutch Republic after successfully rebelling against the mighty Spanish Empire ruled at the time by King Phillip II. The tale of the 80 Years War is an intricate tale of alliance and betrayal, French and English princes, the Armada, the House of Orange, and the almost century-long deadlock between the Dutch and the Spanish.
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Hilbert, H. W. (2022, July 06). The Eighty Years' War. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2799/the-eighty-years-war/
Hilbert, History With. "The Eighty Years' War." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 06, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2799/the-eighty-years-war/.
Hilbert, History With. "The Eighty Years' War." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Jul 2022. Web. 04 Feb 2023.