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Dag Paul, deze foto is opgedragen aan u (VDV)

During my visit a year ago I made this picture, I do not remember the name of the building.
It is located at the main station.

The new Belgian state caused a significant acceleration in the development of Brussels. Before 1830, Brussels was a Brabant, Dutch city. After independence had a strong influx of French people (refugees revolutionaries and others) and Walloon officials who attracted the young Belgian government in the Walloon provinces are national administration to man it. That rule was in fact controlled by the upper bourgeoisie and nobility. Only these groups enjoyed when voting. They wanted national institutions only in their own language, French, build. This allows Dutch was radically banned from all institutions and from the board. This linguistic discrimination coincided with heavy social and political discrimination against ordinary people (and lower middle class). In the nineteenth century, Brussels also had a strong industrial development. arose also persisted Frenchification of the population by the heavy Gallicising pressure by the government and by the influx of Walloons and French. Nevertheless, the French speakers were only around the middle of the twentieth century, numerically predominate. Along with this development grew the metropolitan area. Early 19th century there were only six municipalities around the capital. As urbanization and Frenchification advancing were surrounding municipalities annexed. That happened at decennial language censuses. Once thereby became the number of Francophones and bilinguals exceeds certain limits, the municipality in question was added to the metropolitan area.

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