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EP75 - Belgian Chocolates

Random History of Belgium

Release Date: 12/25/2018

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

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

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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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Episode 98 of the Random history of #Belgium podcast: It's one of the most famous and important paintings in the world, commonly known as “the Ghent Altarpiece”. We'll learn more about who made it, what it depicts and what happened to it over the last 5 centuries. #vaneyck2020 #justjudges

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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.

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EP96 of the Random #history of #Belgium finally talks about our main man Manneken Pis, aka Petit Julien. We look at his personality, origins, stories, adventures and the content of his pee, as well as his extended family.

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Episode 95 of the Random history of #Belgium dives into the history of a video-shop company "SuperClub". We'll look at the people behind it, the funds, the failure and the many backroom deals that ended up costing many people their live savings.

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Episode 75 of the Random #history of Belgium will take a fly-over approach on the place of #chocolate in our history. On this Christmas day we're looking at the the past of bon-bons, pralines, chocolate bars, truffles and a bit of the companies and origins behind these tasty goods.