NETHERLANDS: Little Empire

Because quaint windmills slowly twirl on the famed Island of Marken, tourists forget that nearby Amsterdam is as populous as Boston. Legend has made the Netherlands "a little country." Therefore when news came last week of fresh Communist outbreaks in the Dutch East Indies, few U. S. citizens realized that almost half as many humans live under the Dutch flag as under the Stars and Stripes.*

Though modest Wilhelmina of the Netherlands is content to be styled a Queen, her realm is an Empire in all but name — an Empire three times larger in...

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