Belgium officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. It covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers and has a population of more than 11 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.
Measures of Freedom
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 96, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
2014: 8.38, Rank: 17, Personal Freedom: 9.25, Economic Freedom: 7.51, Democracy Index: 7.56
2014: 7.51, Rank: 32
Recounts the history of gradual nationalization of French railroads from 1876 to 1938, as well as a comparison between the Belgian state-owned railway and the then privately-owned French Northern Railway
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