Editors. "Dutch troops invade Belgium". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17952, accessed 20 May 2013.]
In November 1830, the Belgian National Congress declared independence from the Netherlands, and had drawn up a constitution. Now in resistance to this secession, Dutch troops invade Belgium. However, they are forced to withdraw two weeks later, on 20th August, when the French army enters Belgian territory.