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Hungary to join the Kingdom of the Netherlands
*** sorry for the English (also for the mistakes) - volunteers needed for the Dutch version ***
- this version is under construction -
It's only an hour drive from Vienna but properties are dirt-cheap

The main idea

  • The Netherlands needs huge, profitable territories with decent infrastructure.
    Holland is already full.
  • Hungary is more than twice as big as the Netherlands yet population is under 10M
    49% of the country is great quality arable area, potentially self-sufficient
 AreaPopulationNumber of employeesAverage net income
The Netherlands:41,526 km2more than 16 million8.4 million active 2,190 euro  (  -->  -9%)
Hungary:93,030 km2less than 10 million3.4 million active 487 euro  (  -->  x2!)
 HungaryThe Netherlands
Area:93,030 km241,526 km2
Population:Less than 10 millionMore than 16 million
Employees:3.4 million active8.4 million active
Avg. income:Net 487 euroNet 2,190 euro
This webpage was made by Hungarians who drew the conclusion of the first 25 years since the system change: there is simply no chance that our life gets better if we keep doing things the way we have done so far. You need expansion, we need funds, everything is set! As Scotland chose to remain part of the United Kingdom, there's nothing new in a country looking for an ally to face the future with a better chance for both.

BENEFITS FOR YOU

  • Gaining an area twice as big as the Netherlands with a density more than three times less than that of the latter
  • 49% of Hungary's territory is arable area (this is the second highest in the EU, after Denmark)
    see map source
  • Fields are not only huge but good quality, too
  • It is home to the largest thermal water cave system and the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grasslands in Europe (the Hortobágy National Park).
  • Hungary is extremely rich in thermal waters in general, its thermal water reserve is significant on a world scale and on European scale it is outstanding. Currently there are more than a thousand wells in Hungary that give + 30°C hot water most of which is medicinal water.
    read more
  • Decent infrastructure: with 7th largest highway-density in the EU and widespread high-speed internet
  • Perfect climate: sunny spring and autumn, one can have their morning coffee on the patio from March to late October
  • Ridiculously low property prices: for EUR 20K you can buy a 100m2 house with a 1500m2 yard just a few steps from Austria
However, 40 years of Soviet rule, this political and economical deadlock did not end without consequences. Changing the economic system wasn't easy already, and all the once successful companies and brands of the COMECON shortly found themselves bankrupt in the free market, not being able to compete with the Western brands. Slowly but steadily they were being replaced with the latter. Employees now are working for foreign companies, and this reflects in the Hungarian GDP figures of course. Lower GDP means lower salaries, lower salaries decrease domestic consumption which eventually results in an even worse GDP. This vicious circle is a general problem in post-communist states but somehow it is especially true in Hungary's case where the figures are the worst of the ten countries joining the EU in 2014. The country has been in the wrong hands, simple as that.

The outcome of the last 25 years is that the average net income in Hungary is as low as EUR 487. And this is where you step in: the more than 8 million Dutch employees only need to contribute with a relatively small amount of money - 195 euro - every month to literally double the Hungarian salaries. This boost will surely break the vicious circle, GDP will be on the rise again. The money will be missing of course from Holland's cashflow (at least in the beginning), but hey, it is a serious investment, does not come free. Still:

you can literally buy a whole country for a 6% tax on your gross income.

Obviously, it does not necessarily have to be you or anyone in particular, as it is eventually up to the government of the Netherlands where they withdraw the money from, but it is true, nevertheless: this 6% extra cost can make this whole thing happen. If you are worried about investing further huge money into institutions like health system or public transport, don't worry, though there is of course a lot to do here but basically, they are operating on a certain level already. And: the more money the people get the easier they can finance their needs through the private sector, the less burden on the public one. It will work itself out. No strings attached.

HUNGARY'S FUTURE STATUS

It is essential that the state would still be controlled from The Hague and The Hague only. Advocacy is of course important and subject to negotiations but we are talking about a successful management here. The Netherlands have been doing it quite well meanwhile Hungary have been struggling since 1526 when it had finally lost its independence against the Ottoman Empire (replaced later by Habsburg rule). Resurrection begun only three centuries later, in 1867, the year of compromise. That's when Hungary became once again an important factor in the region. But only because the Habsburgs loosened the leash (not that Hungarians did not deserve it). So, there's a similarity with the present situation. Hungary needs a strong ally. Especially when the country lost the most part of its pre-WW1 territories (see image above). This is a nothing-to-lose situation.

IS THIS OK WITH HUNGARIANS?

Even though the average net salary is 487 euro, it is calculated by including all the top managers' wages and the usually higher Budapest figures. Therefore a typical Hungarian disposable income is more like 350 euro - and it's even less in the rural areas: lots of workers don't make more than 260 euro a month and this is still higher than the minimum wage which is around 220 euro at the moment. Believe it or not, most people have learned to live with it. No restaurants, summer vacation or new shoes. This has been going on for decades - you can imagine the dire need for changing these circumstances. There's no way the vast majority of these people would say no to this.

Now we need of course, because we believe in democracy, to hear the voices of those who rage at giving up independence. This is quite understandable and not necessarily a bad thing. You have to make a decision that is irrevocable and from that point you rely only on someone you don't even know. But. And this is a big but. It is ok to worry about losing something only when you indeed have that something. Hungary's independence is mostly virtual. Not because it is part of the EU but because it is the country's only chance. If there are no options, if you cannot make it on your own, it may still not be dependency legally, but sure it is in practice. The age we live in is given. The culture and the principles of life in Europe are given (and more or less mutual). And it costs. You need a certain amount of money to maintain this life. And let's face it: ordinary needs of the Western civilization in most cases are luxury in the post-communist countries. Some of them have been doing really well for a while, but even their situation is worrying. The chance to reach the EU-average purchasing power anytime soon is equal to zero. Hungary has about 10 million inhabitants of which only 1.8 million are getting paid from the market (the others are public servants) and many of them are employed by foreign companies so there's really no reason to worry about losing independence as it has already been lost.

Joining the Kingdom of the Netherlands would solve most of these issues, also the Dutch will be given the chance to make the best out of a territory that is literally a promise land but has so far been abused by unworthy leaders. Time to get rid of them.