The purpose of this blog is for me to:
- Learn more about Belgium - having gone to a European school for my elementary and secondary education, then to an American school for my university studies, I'm afraid I really don't know much about it and how it's run.
- Learn more about Europe - Belgium being one of its original founders, I think it would be hard to address one without addressing the other.
- Try to make sense of the politics, laws, and other intricacies that inevitably come with a country, and Belgium is quite the Gordian Knot in that sector (it is well known, for example, for its strikes and misfiling papers, tactics which worked quite well during the German occupation in WWII).
Belgium and its regions:
List of countries and dependencies by area
The World Factbook - CIA