Talk:Dam Square

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I removed the following paragraph from the article Indonesian War of Independence. Although interesting it seemed a little irrelevant to an article on the indpendence history of a nation now numbering 1/4 billion people. Maybe some of it has a place here. Behind the monument on the Dam Square in Amsterdam, commemorating the Netherlands' liberation from Nazi occupation, were placed twelve large potted plants, eleven of which were in soil brought from each of the eleven Dutch provinces while the twelfth was in soil brought from Indonesia. These plants, and the plaque explaining the origin of the soil and implying that Indonesia was a Dutch province, remained on the square well into the 1980's. When the monument was renovated the plants and plaque were inconspicuosly removed by the Dutch governemnt. Merbabu 10:14, 29 December 2006 (UTC)