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EP97 - Saint Damien

Random History of Belgium

Release Date: 10/08/2019

EP108 - Adriaen Brouwer show art EP108 - Adriaen Brouwer

Random History of Belgium

EP108 - Tells the story of the master of emotions, the 'second Breughel"... the painter Adriaen Brouwer. Who lived in the early 17th century, shifting between Amsterdam and Antwerp.

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EP107 - Witloof - Belgian Endives show art EP107 - Witloof - Belgian Endives

Random History of Belgium

EP107 of the Random history of #Belgium, deals with another food item important to our history, we'll talk about Brussels Chicory, #Witloof or Endives.

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EP106 - Origins: the Belgian election system - part 3 show art EP106 - Origins: the Belgian election system - part 3

Random History of Belgium

EP106, 3rd part of our Origins of the Belgian election system episide, and we go through the 1949 to more recent years, the regions gain importance, we see a few notable elections like the one of 1971 and 1991 and their impact, we also look at the evolution of the seat distribution.

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EP105 - Origins: the Belgian election system - part 2 show art EP105 - Origins: the Belgian election system - part 2

Random History of Belgium

EP105, the 2nd part of the origins of the Belgian election system, we start with 1899 to 1949 and the adaptations made along the way for a more stable and math based seat distribution in parliamant, we go over the social struggles and women's suffrage.

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EP104 - Origins: the Belgian election system - part 1 show art EP104 - Origins: the Belgian election system - part 1

Random History of Belgium

In this episode in our origins series, we'll look at the origins of the Belgian election system, its evolution and we'll look at the first provisional governement for Belgium. We'll recap some early history and look at the 19th century evoltion of our elections in this first part.

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EP103 - Lotus Bakeries show art EP103 - Lotus Bakeries

Random History of Belgium

In EP103 we take a look at speculaas and speculoos, but also one of the biggest brands of biscuits in Belgium: Lotus.

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EP102 - The dioxin crisis show art EP102 - The dioxin crisis

Random History of Belgium

With EP102 we visit the 1990s politics during a food scandal, leading to some key moments in political history. We look  at what this crisis was all about, how it physically came to be and take a look at the repercussions, political fallout and the key figures playing a role in it.

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EP101 - Amikejo show art EP101 - Amikejo

Random History of Belgium

We look at the mini-state or territory that existed for 100 years within the current Belgian borders: Neutral-Moresnet.

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EP100 - 100th episode - JCVD and more... show art EP100 - 100th episode - JCVD and more...

Random History of Belgium

This is the 100th episode of the Random history of Belgium.

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EP99 - Fort Breendonk - Belgium in WWII (part 12) show art EP99 - Fort Breendonk - Belgium in WWII (part 12)

Random History of Belgium

In Episode 99 of the Random history of Belgium we look at one of the subjects I've very briefly talked about during the Battle for Belgium episodes. Fort Breendonk. A SS-run concentration camp during WWII.

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In Episode 97, the life, death, and travels of Father Damien are the central theme. We'll look at his history, faith, travels to Hawaii and the aftermath of his death, as well as his sainthood.
Virtual tour: https://www.visitleuven.be/en/saint-anthonys-chapel