States General

  • (noun): Assembly of the estates of an entire country especially the sovereign body of the Dutch republic from 16th to 18th centuries.

Some articles on states general, general, states, state:

Adriaen Van Der Donck - Return To The Netherlands - The States General's Decision
1655) Apparently, van der Donck's decision to go public paid off, because in April 1650, the States General issued a provisional order that the West India ... The States General also drafted a letter in April 1652 demanding the recall of Stuyvesant to the Netherlands, which van der Donck would personally deliver to the Director-General ... The States General feared experimenting in local government in a time of war, and needed the close cooperation of the West India Company (practically a branch of the military) in the struggle, and so rescinded ...
Peace Of Paris (1783) - Treaty With The Dutch Republic
... captured after hostilities at sea officially cease are to be returned In India, the States General of the Republic surrender the town of Negapatnam to the British crown, but may exchange it for some ...
Hieronymus Van Beverningh - Biography - The Peace of Westminster and The Act of Seclusion
... ancestors had held in the Republic, like that of Stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland, and Captain general of the Union ... To De Witt, and his States-Party faction of Holland regents, like Cornelis de Graeff, this demand was not unacceptable, but they knew that the other provinces would consider it an intolerable ... This Act was to be solely signed and ratified by the States of Holland, without the knowledge of the other Dutch provinces ...
Second Stadtholderless Period - The Peace of Utrecht and The Second Great Assembly
... with Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke as Secretary of State and this new government entered into secret negotiations with Louis XIV to conclude a separate peace between Great Britain and France ... Bolingbroke ordered the Duke of Ormonde who had succeeded Marlborough as captain-general of the British forces (though not of the Dutch forces, as the Dutch government had transferred command to Prince Eugene) to ... The British general then withdrew his forces from the Allied camp and marched away with just the British soldiers (the mercenaries in British pay refused to take part in the blatant ...
States-General Of The Batavian Republic
... The States General of the Batavian Republic was the name for the Dutch government between January, 1795 and March 1796 ... It was nominally the same as the States-General of the Dutch Republic, the predecessor of the Batavian Republic, as the old constitution, the Union of Utrecht ... The presidents of the States-General, both under the old and the new Republic, were acting as head of state for their term in office as president (usually a month) ...

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