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BE 2015: Waterloo
« on: March 21, 2014, 08:50:53 PM »
Belgium might issue a coin on bicentenary of Battle of Waterloo in 2015.
Even though Belgium as a nation did not exist in 1815, the battle which changed the shape and history of Europe, was fought in area now in Belgium.


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Re: BE 2015: Waterloo
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 09:30:30 AM »
Official, History will be changed to keep the French happy.

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 09:37:32 AM »
If you don't then geography of EU may change 😉

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Re: BE 2015: Waterloo
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 01:26:20 PM »
Maybe we should wait for a serious newspaper to confirm this. It sounds like an RT bulletin ;)

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Re: BE 2015: Waterloo
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 01:39:49 PM »
According to Nostradamus, Joan of Arc President Le Pen will annex those troublesome Walloons in 2017 and force them to melt all their propagandistic coins.  :-X
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Re: BE 2015: Waterloo
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 01:43:32 PM »
At last believable stuff coming out of Nostradamus. For the historically inclined, there's a slightly over the top, but interesting page on Waterloo here. Waterloo a German victory?

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 02:32:56 PM »
According to Nostradamus, Joan of Arc President Le Pen will annex those troublesome Walloons in 2017 and force them to melt all their propagandistic coins.  :-X

If the Walloons go to France, Flanders will become a great nation.

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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2015, 03:37:42 PM »
If the Walloons go to France, Flanders will become a great nation.

Maybe we should leave it up to the Belgians whether they want Belgium to be one country, or merge parts of it with some other country. ;)  Let's focus on coins here ...

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Re: BE 2015: Waterloo
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2015, 10:38:06 AM »
Following France's stand on this particular issue, India should also protest against Pakistan for issuing Pakistan-China friendship coins. ;D :D ;)

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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2015, 10:50:57 AM »
This year, the Government of India calendar has the theme " golden Jubilee of 1965 Victory".

You never know, India may go ahead and issue a 50 Rupees face value Gold coin on India's victory over Pakistan, since the new Government has already announced its plan to issue gold coins.

Alternately, India should issue India - Russia friendship coin.

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Re: BE 2015: Waterloo
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2015, 10:55:08 AM »
This year, the Government of India calendar has the theme " golden Jubilee of 1965 Victory".

You never know, India may go ahead and issue a 50 Rupees face value Gold coin since the new Government has already announced its plan to issue gold coins.

Alternately, India should issue India - Russia friendship coin.

 :D

"Golden Jubilee of 1965 Victory" is indeed a good theme. But then China may issue a coin in 2022 commemorating "60 Years of Sino-Indian War" (which we lost) ::)

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Re: BE 2015: Waterloo
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2015, 12:52:12 PM »
At least Reuters got it right:

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Belgium withdrew a proposal to strike a special 2-euro piece in honor of the Anglo-Dutch-German victory outside Brussels on June 18, 1815, an EU official said, averting an EU ministerial vote after Paris objected on the grounds that glorifying a time of conflict ran counter to efforts to foster European unity.

It is a unilateral Belgian decision to withdraw the proposal after a French objection and its not about the message but about the medium. As Reuters noted, the UK will issue a Waterloo coin.

No other nation than the UK and especially its press has such intense hate for its allies and nothing to say about its enemies.

Peter
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Re: BE 2015: Waterloo
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2015, 01:32:16 PM »
Phil is not English.
His logo shows a cup of coffee and no decent Englishman would dare seen sipping anything but tea.
He is as mainland European as Peter and Christian are :-)