Talk:Dutch people

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Why the name change ?[edit]

I'm not native in English (nor Dutch), but have elsewhere (= not in Wikipedia) once read that the peoples which were well-known to the English got "people-names" (the Scots, the Irish but also the French, the Spanyards, the Italians, the Germans, the Dutch. And later also the Americans etc). Isn't this a kind of British-English culture and tradition which perhaps easily has been lost a bit due to the name change ? On the other hand Americans might perhaps seee things from a different perspective, but this article is European and shold hence be written in British-English style - and perhaps perspective as well ? I'm mainly asking why the name was changed, and asking those who have better knowledge regarding this matter. Boeing720 (talk) 00:45, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

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Impact of Dutch culture.[edit]

In the 3rd paragraph of the article we read: "Despite the small size of the Netherlands, the Dutch left behind a legacy in excess of their mere numbers. The Dutch people are generally seen as the pioneers of capitalism, and their emphasis on a modern economy, secularism, and a free market ultimately had a huge influence on the great powers of the West, especially the British Empire, its Thirteen Colonies, and ultimately the United States."

Is this a fact or an opinion? Where is a reference that "Dutch people are the pioneers of capitalism and free market"? Free market existed since Athenian trades all over the Mediterranean. Moreover, words like "huge influence" constitute an exaggeration on many levels. I think the role of the article should be a little more based on facts and less on opinions and exaggerations like these. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.83.105.6 (talk) 16:20, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Genetics for ethnic groups RfC[edit]

For editors interested, there's an RfC currently being held: Should sections on genetics be removed from pages on ethnic groups?. Cheers! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 01:58, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

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