Talk:Economic history of the Netherlands (1500–1815)

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The use of "industrialisation" in this article seem to be a little liberal? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.136.191.19 (talk) 08:27, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

"Liberal" is the most ambiguous word ever created in the entire world history, so essentially: "Yes, the stem 'industrial' occurs 28 times, which can be regarded as very 'liberal' reusage." ... said: Rursus (mbork³) 15:02, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Essay, not an article![edit]

This article is less of an encyclopedic article than an essay. Example of essayish stmts:

some consider — (who?!, see f.ex. {{who}},{{fact}}, WP:WEASEL ...)
It is intended as a companion to the political and military (including naval) histories — not the format of an encyclopedia article, that instead requires independence as long as the knowledge prerequisits are known to the reader,
The VOC embarked on a period of "profitless growth." ― subjective opinion,
These features make it feasible to analyze this historical economy with modern economic concepts in a comparative way. ― this article is not a handbook in political historical economy analysis, this is fit for an article in political historical economy but an article on a topic (economic history) needs to concentrate on that topic (economic history), such sentences should be cleaned away or compressed here, to state something precise and factual with sources,
A counterargument against the "modernity" of the Dutch economy ― this is too much of a philosophical and scientific reflection that regards methodology, not the factual economical history, such sentences belong to articles about economical history theories, f.ex. Marxism and such,

The article instead is in heavy need from:

  1. subdivision of stages, dates and fact sources,
  2. historical events, f.ex. foundings of Dutch East India Company, wars, raids, piracy, inventions, etc..
  3. dates for those,
  4. general descriptions of the Dutch actors and institutions, company leaders, trading families, kings, Oldenbarnefeldt, family Orange,
  5. conjunctures ups and downs, with dates,

IMHO ... said: Rursus (mbork³) 15:02, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Large amount of Antwerps' emigrants was Catholic[edit]

After the sack of Antwerpen it is written that large sums of capital and expertise fled northwards in the form of Protestant (Calvinist) merchants. I do not consider myself erudite enough to edit this article but merely wanted to point out that we here in Holland are told that a huge amount of the capital-exodus was indeed represented by a moderate, Catholic population, as even in Holland and Zeeland Catholicism was by far the most devulgated faith. I hope somebody could look in to the exact statistics and maybe add some preciser facts.

Although it was William the Silent's dream, an effective de jure freedom of religion was never achieved. There was, however some tolerance in which the provinces differed from other -mainly centralized- nations, which benefited the economy as not only moderate Catholics but also large Jewish and Mennoni... Why am I even writing this. Well, as I said, I hope somebody could look in to the statistics. Thanks!

Abel — Preceding unsigned comment added by Artaynte (talkcontribs) 19:40, 9 May 2012 (UTC)