Dutch Wind & watermills
The Dutch built the windmill and the windmill helped the Dutch build Holland. The Netherlands has a considerable amount of their land below sea level, hence “nether-lands”. In fact, a few centuries back, much of that land was either under water or part of a swamp. Wind and watermills were used to pump the water beyond the dikes and into the sea. Windmills have since become a symbol for Dutch ingenuity in overcoming their struggle with water.
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