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Within the Rijksmuseum, the nationwide museum of the Netherlands, there is a portray titled ‘Fishing for Souls’ by Adriaen van de Venne, from 1614. It exhibits completely different non secular denominations battling for believers in a river, the Protestants from the northern Netherlands on the left financial institution, and the Catholics from the south of the nation on the proper.

The Protestants, who would go onto type the Dutch Republic, look to be extra profitable at “fishing for souls” on this allegory, whereas the Catholics on the proper, who would finally turn out to be Belgium, are much less lucky. The rivalry between Belgium and the Netherlands is nothing new, it has been happening for 4 hundred years, ever because the reformation, and the Eighty Years’ Conflict between the Dutch Republic and Spain over the way forward for the Low Nations.

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Hector Antonio Guzman German

Graduado de Doctor en medicina en la universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo en el año 2004. Luego emigró a la República Federal de Alemania, dónde se ha formado en medicina interna, cardiologia, Emergenciologia, medicina de buceo y cuidados intensivos.

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