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Draining the land. Paragraph 2.10. Netherlands. We always had trouble fighting the sea! We wanted to keep out the water and reclaim more land. We built dykes and sluices to keep the water out. Netherlands without dykes. How to drain?.
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Draining the land Paragraph 2.10
Netherlands • We always had trouble fighting the sea! • We wanted to keep out the water and reclaim more land. • We built dykes and sluices to keep the water out.
How to drain? • Land below sea level needed the water pumped up from it. • 1st: built a dyke around the land • 2nd: built windmills on the dyke • 3rd: windmills pumped the water out. • The State passed various patents for different types of windmills and pumps.
Paying for this: • Drainage was expensive • People had to invest in it. • Investors made profit from renting out the farms they built on the drained land. • Investments were made by selling land that would be drained.
2 examples • Kinderdijke • Haarlemmermeer • Beemster polder
Man who built the mills at tteBeemster: Jan Leeghwater
http://entoen.nu/beemster/beeld-en-geluid/schooltv-beeldbankclip-de-molengang#beeldhttp://entoen.nu/beemster/beeld-en-geluid/schooltv-beeldbankclip-de-molengang#beeld • http://entoen.nu/beemster/beeld-en-geluid/schooltv-beeldbankclip-werelderfgoed-de-beemster#beeld
Keywords • Patent: aninvention is officiallylisted as yours, no-oneelsecanusedit without yourpermission. • Invest: to put money intosomething, hopingto make profit.