2.2. Brussels: a city of political power
- Explain why Brussels became an administrative centre
- Describe what functions Brussels fulfils as an administrative centre
- Describe the modern history of Belgium
Belgium is a country with a complex structure; the country is divided in three "gemeenschappen" based on the three official languages (Flemish, French and German), but also in three (different) "gewesten" (Vlaanderen, Wallonië and Brussels). Every gemeenschap and gewest has an own parliament.