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Much has been written approximately Netherlands emigration because the moment global battle. during years evaluations at the topic were complex by way of the govt, by way of political and spiritual teams, by means of employers' and employees' businesses and through symbolize­ atives of the sodal sdences. As occasions and drcumstances replaced, sure of those reviews additionally replaced. Befjer comments during this connec­ tion : "Opinions to whether or now not it's a great thing to to migrate are divided and are strongly inspired through the nice and undesirable development of affairs within the political, sodal and fiscal fields, except subjective impacts which give a contribution in enormous degree to the formation of such critiques. "l because of a couple of sdentific reviews, genuine wisdom of the emigration phenomenon within the Netherlands quickly after the warfare steadily elevated. yet in a number of quarters stereotyped conceptions, rooted within the triumphing cultural structures, had taken carry around this strategy. therefore it may possibly now not be anticipated to maneuver apart instantly to make room for the carefully fotmulated discoveries of sodal examine. one of the nice advantages 2 of Haveman is the truth that not just did he motivate and stimulate this study, he additionally misplaced no time in making complete use of the consequences three thereof in the course of his interval of office.

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Thwarted Exodus: Post-War Overseas Migration from the Netherlands

A lot has been written approximately Netherlands emigration because the moment international conflict. during years reviews at the topic were complex by means of the govt, by way of political and non secular teams, through employers' and employees' corporations and via characterize­ atives of the sodal sdences. As occasions and drcumstances replaced, yes of those evaluations additionally replaced.

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FACTORS CONNECTED WITH THE VRGE TO EMIGRATE Hofstee states that as a result of the series of shocks - the economic crisis, Nazism, the Second World War - received by Netherlands self-sufficiency, the post-war mentality was more suited to emigration than the pre-war mentality (he remarks that the nineteenth century in the Netherlands did not end untiI1930). He mentions a number of factors which may have contributed to the strong urge 20 A POST-WAR PHENOMENON to emigrate in post-war years. 1 We have condensed them into a few points, adding, in each case, certain supplementary details.

2) The Roman Catholics and Calvinists - both of them "emandpated minority groups in the Netherlands community having their own sub-culture operating side by side with the offidal culture"l made powerful attempts to form their own organizations in all sectors (thus also in the fie1d of migration). In this respect the Calvinists and later the Roman Catholics were particularly active in the twenties. (3) The emigration tradition already in existence was based chiefly on the emigration of farmers, an occupational group comparative1y strongly represented in the Roman Catholic as weIl as the Calvinist part of the population.

We shall have an opportunity later of examining the special role 1 2 3 4 5 "Rooms-Katholieke Emigratievereeniging". Hartland, 1959, 127. "Gereformeerde Emigratie Vereeniging". (Calvinist = "Gereformeerd"). Prins, 1954, 55-58. "Christelijke Emigratie Centrale". THE GOVERNMENT VERSUS PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS 37 played by the Roman Catholic and Calvinist sections of the population with regard to emigration. ), besides, of course, the denominational groups already referred to. (2) The Roman Catholics and Calvinists - both of them "emandpated minority groups in the Netherlands community having their own sub-culture operating side by side with the offidal culture"l made powerful attempts to form their own organizations in all sectors (thus also in the fie1d of migration).

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