If you’ve ever wondered what New York would be like if it remained a Dutch colony until the late 1700s?
I’m thankful we finally have an answer.
“New Netherland achieved independence in 1798, after the â€˜oldâ€™ Netherlands were overrun by the French. Philip Schuyler, the last Director-General of the colony, became the first Prime Minister of the independent Republic. Influential successors were PMs Maarten van Buren (1820-1856)…”