In the 16th century, Spain had the best army in Europe and huge profits from the colonies in America. Why did the Spaniards fail to suppress the revolution in the Netherlands?
The experience of the Netherlands has shown (for the first time in world history) that under the conditions of an economic revolution, a republican government is more successful in mobilizing popular forces to achieve national goals than an absolutist bureaucracy can do.
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