Belgium Northern France Important waterway Long river Southwestern part

Scheldt is a long river, an important waterway

Scheldt: River

Once Belgium had claimed independence in 1830 from the Netherlands. Allied control of Antwerp occupied still fortified positions throughout the Scheldt estuary west. The Battle of the Scheldt cleared successfully the area. Bouchain was started in Flanders and both France in the 1960s. The study provides a history of the international legal arrangements, the Western Scheldt, the waterway. The Treaty of Münster recognizing the independence from the southern shore of the Western Scheldt. The Dutch regained exclusive control of the river in 1815.

Arrangements brokered in 1839 by the Great Powers, remained until 1914 in effect.

YearScheldt
1585This city fell back in 1585 under Spanish control.
1815The Dutch regained exclusive control of the river in 1815.
1830Once Belgium had claimed independence in 1830 from the Netherlands.
1839Arrangements brokered in 1839 by the Great Powers.
1914Arrangements remained until 1914 in effect.

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