THE CREATION OF BELGIUM
CINQUANTENAIRE -- A BELGIAN MONUMENT
The Cinquantenaire was created in 1880 under King Leopold II during the National Exibition to memorialize the fifteenth anniversary of Belgium's independence in Brussels. The monument sports an art and history museum, a military museum, a sports ground, a vintage car museum, and the Great Mosque of Brussels. This monument is a sign of nationalism for Belgium. This monument was important to the young country because it represented them being able to raise their Brabant flag for the first time as a true country.
LÉOPOLD GEORGES CHRÉTIEN FRÉDÉRIC (KING LEOPOLD I)
King Leopold I represents Belgium in the fact that he was the first king of Belgium after the revolution. Leopold reigned from July 21, 1831 (the day of Belgium celebrates independence) to December 10, 1865. He helped make the nation's parliamentary system stronger, was a leading figure in European diplomacy, and assisted Belgium in maintaining neutrality.
THE BELGIAN FLAG
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
The name of the national anthem in Belgium is Brabanconne (the Brabantian in English).
"With blood to spill for you, O fatherland"
I translate this into meaning that the people will fight and are willing to spill blood to keep their country alive and to ensure that they maintain their independence.