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Caribbean Netherlandsball (sometimes referred to as BES Islandsball, acronym of the three islands that constitute it) is the union of the three islands of Bonaire-icon BonaireballSint Eustatius-icon Sint Eustatiusball and Saba-icon Sababall. It is an overseas region of the Netherlands-icon Netherlandsball located in the Caribbean Sea.

History

After the new establishment of the Dutch Empire-icon United Kingdom of the Netherlandsball in 1815, the Dutch West Indies island colonies were reorganized into Curaçao and Dependencies-icon Curaçao and Dependenciesball and Sint Eustatius and Dependencies-icon Sint Eustatius and Dependenciesball. The former assimilated the latter in 1828 and then became the Netherlands Antilles-icon Netherlands Antillesball in 1954, being composed of Aruba-icon Arubaball (who became a more autonomous constituent countryball in 1986), Bonaire-icon BonaireballCuracao-icon CuracaoballSaba-icon SababallSint Eustatius-icon Sint Eustatiusball and Sint Maarten-icon Sint Maartenball​.

Caribbean Netherlandsball was formed after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles-icon Netherlands Antillesball following the gained autonomy of Curacao-icon Curacaoball and ​Sint Maarten-icon Sint Maartenball​. Now only including Bonaire-icon BonaireballSint Eustatius-icon Sint Eustatiusball and Saba-icon Sababall.


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