Q. 124.4( 15 Votes )
What led to tensions between the Dutch speaking and French speaking communities in Belgium?
(a) The issues of majoritarianism and financial preference led to the tensions between the Dutch and French speaking communities in Belgium during 1950s and 1960s.
(b) At Brussels, the French speaking community was relatively rich and powerful and used to get the economic and educational benefit.
(c) This was resented by the Dutch speaking community which led to the tension between the two communities of Brussels.
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