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Patriotten
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1. Background and demands

The Dutch Patriotten – a protest movement that originated in the late 1770s and reached its greatest strength during the mid-1780s – emerged against the background of of two historical factors: the Dutch Enlightenment and the 18th-century decline of the Dutch Republic established after the Dutch Revolt, culminating in the military humiliation of the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780–1784). Combined with the example of the American Revolution (1763–1783), th…

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Velema, Wyger R.E., “Patriotten”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025343>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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