Part 86: Q&A - March 6
Empire Total War: The Second 80 Years War quick online Q&A
Q: Were the British particularly rebellious, or was the rest of the Dutch Empire in a similar state of unrest?
A: All countries had periods of intense nationalism and civil unrest after conquest. The Dutch could quell the rebellious feelings by stationing more men in the region, by controlling the countryside, or by defeating rebellions. In Britain, the population was in unrest just as France, India, Spain and Germany had been, but unlike in those other regions, the Dutch were too weak to defeat a rebellion, too few to police the populace, and outnumbered by British troops on English soil. Combined, the Dutch were completely incapable of controlling the rebellious populace.