Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830 and was occupied by
Germany during World Wars I and II. It has prospered in the past half century as a
modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the
EU. Tensions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the
French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional
amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy.
Purchased as part of a lot from an English Ebay vendor, Andrew Cox, for $5.00 including shipping. September 2002. There is sa description of this "orange seller" book under Belgium in Fainge Encyclopedia of Regional Dolls of the World.
Purchased as part of a lot on Ebay March 2003. Label inside skirt identified doll as from Belgium.