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Paragraph 5.5 - The end of the Dutch Republic

Slide 1 - Tekstslide


  1. You will be able to explain what happened in the Dutch Republic before, during and directly after the French Revolution
  2. You can make a timeline of different governments in the area now known as the Netherlands between 1787 and 1815 (today we will get to 1795) 

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

  • Conflicts with England cause downfall in trade
  • No Dutch ships for years
  • Fall of the VOC

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Patriots vs. Orangists 

  • Patriots: people who protested against the power of the stadtholder
  • Demanded more influece of the people, supported the ideas of the Enlightenment 
  • Orangists: supported the stadtholder  

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Stadtholder Willem V and his wife  Wilhelmina of Pruissia flee to Nijmegen (1787)
But Wilhelmina travels back to The Hague, gets caught by the Patriots, returns to Nijmegen and advices her brother to act

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

Patriots flee and return
  • After the arrival of the Prussian army, the Patriots flee to France
  • During the French Revolution they side with the Revolutionaries
  • 1795: return to the Dutch Republic with the French Revolutionary Army 

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

The Batavian Revolution 
Read 'The Batavian Revolution' (TB 128) 
Name at least three similarities between the French Republic
and the Batavian Republic
Name at least one difference 

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Give two similarities and
one difference between
the French and the Batavian Republic

Slide 8 - Woordweb

End of the Batavian Republic
At the end of the 18th century radical Patriots committed a coup. Under their power the Dutch Republic developed into a Unitarian state. This meant that the provinces did not have any power anymore and that the Batavian Republic was governed centrally from The Hague. But in 1801 an authoritarian government replaced them. Emperor Napoleon of France saw this type of government as a threat to the power of the people in the Batavian Republic. He also thought that the Batavian Republic did not support France enough in its war against Great Britain. And thus Napoleon decided that it was necessary to intervene. In 1806 he replaced the authoritarian government with his own brother Louis as king of Holland. King Louis did not perform to Napoleon’s expectations; he tried to serve Dutch interests instead of his brother’s. The kingdom was dissolved in 1810 after it was annexed by France.

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

Lesson: Never invade Russia

Grande Armee consisted of 500,000 men of which c.15,000 were Dutch conscripts
To Moskou and back
More power!

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

Lesson: Send Napoleon farther away than Elba

The island of Elba and France
Being imprisoned close to the European main land is not his style

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Slide 12 - Video

Make exercise 9 of paragraph 5.5

Slide 13 - Tekstslide