Did you know?. Source: ebw. Every year the Netherlands sends 20, tulip bulbs to Canada to thank them for their aid in the Second World War
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Every year the Netherlands sends 20, tulip bulbs to Canada to thank
them for their aid in the Second World War
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Submitted: 09/19/2013
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#9 - include (09/20/2013) [+] (2 replies)
#32 - kingarturi (09/20/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Canada gets those flowers because when we sheltered the royal family from the war one of them gave birth here and we made their hospital room official netherland land ( is that a word ?) so that their child would be born a citizen of their country, i think. at least thats what i read and as thanks we get the Tulip festival.
Canada gets those flowers because when we sheltered the royal family from the war one of them gave birth here and we made their hospital room official netherland land ( is that a word ?) so that their child would be born a citizen of their country, i think. at least thats what i read and as thanks we get the Tulip festival.
#35 - sequel (09/20/2013) [-]
Actually yes I did know.

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User avatar #2 - demigodofmadness (09/20/2013) [+] (76 replies)
And what does America get? Universal hatred from every county.
User avatar #5 to #2 - mymiddleleg (09/20/2013) [-]
They just slapped everyone with a huge bill which was only payed back a few years ago
#59 - anonymous (09/20/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Canada? Helping?

You're joking right? Canada hasn't "helped" anyone. Honestly, if they just disappeared off the face of the earth, nobody would notice or care.
User avatar #71 to #59 - kylekez (09/20/2013) [-]
We actually liberated the Netherlands from Nazi control.
We protected and held their royalty while their country was under siege.
Our Air-Force (One of the largest and best in the world, at the time) supplied air drops of food and water for the Dutch people, as well.

Yeah.
Go **** yourself.
#41 - radiowave (09/20/2013) [+] (7 replies)
#42 to #41 - nuculardonkey (09/20/2013) [-]
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Tulip_Festival i live in Ottawa, where the festival takes place, its not fake
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User avatar #27 - cutbell (09/20/2013) [-]
A post about Canada and the Dutchies, and yet the commentsection explodes because of America...
#55 - guywithafork (09/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
User avatar #115 - turtlepoop (09/20/2013) [+] (5 replies)
i love it when countries aren't dick

**** russia
User avatar #116 to #115 - minorian (09/20/2013) [-]
* **** every country that has ever existed for more than a decade.

All countries are dicks, some more than others.
#108 - adhdtookmyaccount (09/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
True, but it was more than just help.
The Canadians not only aided them in the actual war effort and in retaking their homeland, but allowed their monarchy to lay low in Canada while the Nazis goosestepped everywhere.
The Queen was, at the time, pregnant and in fact gave birth in Canada
This created a huge problem, cause obviously if born on Canadian soil, the princess would be Canadian
The dutch couldn't have a princess riding moose and saying sorry all the time, so to help them, the Canadians declared the wing of the hospital where the princess was born dutch territory.
So, the princess gets to be dutch and the lucky few Canadians being born around the same time got to be duel-citizens, so a win-win for everybody.

TL;DR: The dutch queen hid in Canada during WW2, and had a baby, so the Canadians declared the hospital the baby was born in Dutch soil.
Now they give each-other flowers
#107 - trollzorr (09/20/2013) [-]
Canadian pride
User avatar #73 - kylekez (09/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I'd also like to note that Canada's part in D-Day was the most successful part of the entire operation.

Juno Beach, ************* .
User avatar #84 - roflstorm (09/20/2013) [+] (2 replies)
All i hope is that we aren't wringing them dry of the tulips. Like,
"WIJ HEBBEN NIET GENOEG TULPEN VOOR DE CANADEZEN!!!"
I think i got most of that right, im still learning and such
User avatar #37 - ultimatebrony (09/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
America should be giving **** to Canada after we helped survivors and gave medical treatment to 9/11 victims while we also paid for some of there repairs while America started shooting up Paki's.
User avatar #38 to #37 - whitie (09/20/2013) [-]
even the most sensitive person to 9/11 can recognize the difference between a war killing 55 million and a single attack killing 3000
User avatar #33 - ChuckNorrisVsMRT ONLINE (09/20/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I love how biased every american is when it comes to history. I've had americans tell me that they learned that they won the war of 1812
User avatar #103 to #33 - wtfareu (09/20/2013) [-]
I hard Canadians say the same thing even though it ended in a tie and Canada technically wasn't a country. History is always biased
#140 - kaycie (09/20/2013) [-]
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#130 - jiwijoo (09/20/2013) [-]
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User avatar #83 - finblob (09/20/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Norway sends a Christmas tree to Edinburgh and Dumfries (In Scotland) every year to thank them for help during WW2.
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