[<< wikiquote] United States of Belgium
The United States of Belgium, also known as the United Belgian States, was a short-lived confederal republic in the Southern Netherlands (modern-day Belgium) which was established after the Brabant Revolution. It existed from January to December 1790 as part of the unsuccessful revolt against the Habsburg Emperor, Joseph II.

== Quotes ==
They informed Joseph II that his measures might be appropriate for "peoples in the infancy of civilization" such as the Austrians, but not for "a people traditionally civilized, a nation which for six hundred years has refused to submit to any system of blind, arbitrary and oppressive feudal authority".
Belgium: a history without a country.

== See also ==
Brabant Revolution
Belgian Revolution

== External links ==

Text of the Treaty of Union in French
Text of the Treaty of Union in Dutch