Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons

Naturally, br dr. Arf LESSON V : WORLD WAR II AND ITS IMPACT ON BELGIUM WWII veterans memorial in Brussels. Photo by Guilliaume Dubé (source) I briefly touched on this in the first two guest posts to explain how a portion of the Flemings looked to Germany to ?liberate’ them from Wallonian/French occupation. This week, … Continue reading Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons

Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons

After missing out for a week, here he is, bigger and better… The one and only…. Dr. ARF! I must admit that I’ve been looking forward to this post for some time now, because… well, there’s juicy scandals and then there are Belgian juicy scandals. Enjoy! I know I have LESSON IV : SOME JUICY … Continue reading Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else) In Ten Easy Lessons

Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else ) In Ten Easy Lessons

LESSON III : THE MONARCHY Yet another Arfastic guest-post 😀 Belgian Royal Couple: King Albert II. and Queen Paola. Pengovsky’s been to their crib 🙂 SO WHAT WAS IT? It was an attempt of our neighbouring countries to have a king on the throne with ties to just about everyone of them, so as they … Continue reading Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else ) In Ten Easy Lessons

Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else ) In Ten Easy Lessons

Another damn fine guest-post brought to you by ARF! LESSON II : THE FLEMING vs. WALLOON THING Part Two : The Walloons Walloon flag. I’d say the cock is a dead giveaway 😀 SO WHAT WAS HAPPENING WITH THE WALLOONS? In last week’s post, I talked about the steady rise of the Flemish region as … Continue reading Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else ) In Ten Easy Lessons

Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else ) In Ten Easy Lessons

Another excellent guest post by ARF. Enjoy! LESSON II : THE FLEMING vs. WALLOON THING Part One : The Flemish The flag of Flanders. No relation to Ned Flanders of the Simpsons and very much alike the Panther of Karantania WHAT THE HELL IS IT? It’s NOT Monty Python’s Flying Circus, although the opposing attitudes … Continue reading Belgium Explained To Slovenes (And Whoever Else ) In Ten Easy Lessons