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    put down there. Thank Lib Dem FoP. Yes, Juliana really galvanized the people during and after the war. She became the wise grandmother and it took a real shift of national conscience to accept Beatrix. I was discussing this with a Dutch friend in the presence of her grandmother. The grandmother recalled that Juliana was considered dull and common in Wilhelmina footsteps. I think a lot of those expectations are generational.

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