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La Déclaration d'Indépendance de la Belgique (4 octobre 1830)

Did you know that October 4 is Belgium's Independence Day? Learn the significance of this date and more in the bilingual article below.

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Note: Some of the tenses in this French text and its English translation don't match! In French, we use the present tense to describe historical events like this to evoke a sense of immediacy, whereas in English, we commonly use the past tense - learn more about historical French tenses.

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