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* ''TroperWorks/{{Covert81}}'' featured a Luxembourger assassin.
* ''{{DarthWiki/TheGingerverse}}'': One of Ginger Hancock's friends is Monika Pfieffer, who comes from Luxembourg.

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* ''TroperWorks/{{Covert81}}'' ''Roleplay/{{Covert81}}'' featured a Luxembourger assassin.
* ''{{DarthWiki/TheGingerverse}}'': One of Ginger Hancock's friends is Monika Pfieffer, who comes from Luxembourg.
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* In the music video for 16 Military Wives by ''Music/TheDecemberists'', where every person is representing a country, America (Colin Meloy) declares war on Luxembourg (Chris Funk).



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* ''{{DarthWiki/TheGingerverse}}'': One of Ginger Hancock's friends is Monika Pfieffer, who comes from Luxembourg.


Ever since the emergence of parties in 1918, Luxembourg has been governed by coalitions (except for a period between 1921-1925), making it one of the most stable democracies. The CSV (Christian Social People's Party) and its predecessor the PD (Party of the Right) probably deserve some sort of record for being in charge between 1918-1925, 1926-1974 (during which the PD became the CSV) and 1979-present. Prime Ministers tend to have quite long mandates, like the most recent Pierre Werner (1959-1974 and 1979-1984), Jacques Santer (1984-1995) and Jean-Claude Juncker (since 1995).

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Ever since the emergence of parties in 1918, Luxembourg has been governed by coalitions (except for a period between 1921-1925), making it one of the most stable democracies. The CSV (Christian Social People's Party) and its predecessor the PD (Party of the Right) probably deserve some sort of record for being in charge between 1918-1925, 1926-1974 (during which the PD became the CSV) and 1979-present. Prime Ministers tend to have quite long mandates, like the most recent Pierre Werner (1959-1974 and 1979-1984), Jacques Santer (1984-1995) and Jean-Claude Juncker (since 1995).
(1995-2013).


Luxembourg is a constitutional monarchy: the Grand Duke is currently Henri I. The Prime Minister is currently Jean-Claude Juncker.

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Luxembourg is a constitutional monarchy: the Grand Duke is currently Henri I. The Prime Minister is currently Jean-Claude Juncker.
Xavier Bettel.


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Luxembourg was part of the Holy Roman Empire, then Napoleon's Empire, and finally the Kingdom of the Netherlands (and simultaneously the lame-duck German Confederation). When Belgium left the Netherlands, Luxembourg stayed, but now it was stranded and it integrated its economy with that of Germany. Nevertheless, it was a poor country and many people headed for America.

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Luxembourg was part of the Holy Roman Empire, then Napoleon's Empire, and finally the Kingdom of the Netherlands (and simultaneously the lame-duck German Confederation). When Belgium left the Netherlands, Luxembourg stayed, but now it was stranded and it integrated its economy with that of Germany. Nevertheless, it was a poor country and many people headed for America.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MrHublot'' is an Oscar-winning 2013 cartoon short made in Luxembourg.


One of the most famous things from the country is a long-wave (later medium-wave) radio station called Radio Luxembourg. This began in 1933, during a mini-boom in European stations that broadcast commercial programmes to Britain in defiance of the [[TheBBC BBC]]'s non-commercial monopoly. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the station fell under Nazi control, but an engineer had hidden some transmitter parts to prevent it broadcasting at full power.

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One of the most famous things from the country is a long-wave (later medium-wave) radio station called Radio Luxembourg. This began in 1933, during a mini-boom in European stations that broadcast commercial programmes to Britain in defiance of the [[TheBBC BBC]]'s {{Creator/BBC}}'s non-commercial monopoly. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the station fell under Nazi control, but an engineer had hidden some transmitter parts to prevent it broadcasting at full power.


[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne Forty years later]], Luxembourg learned once again that being where it is sucks when Germany invaded (and had they not, the French, documents show, would have done so instead). But Luxembourg got off better than Belgium: their comically miniscule army was captured without loss of life by the Germans before war could be declared, and so the Germans legitimized their position by claiming that absolutely nothing had happened, allowing the civilian government to continue. [[BlatantLies Yeah right.]] In practice, Luxembourg was ruled as a German rear garrison with a permanent population, with all effective power being held by the military. Luxembourg was to be asked to join Germany (at gunpoint) after German victory. Thankfully for Luxembourg, this was not to be, especially since -- in large part because of German highhandedness -- Luxembourg became culturally and politically estranged from Germany while defining itself as a free, independent, constitutional monarchy.

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[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Forty years later]], Luxembourg learned once again that being where it is sucks when Germany invaded (and had they not, the French, documents show, would have done so instead). But Luxembourg got off better than Belgium: their comically miniscule army was captured without loss of life by the Germans before war could be declared, and so the Germans legitimized their position by claiming that absolutely nothing had happened, allowing the civilian government to continue. [[BlatantLies Yeah right.]] In practice, Luxembourg was ruled as a German rear garrison with a permanent population, with all effective power being held by the military. Luxembourg was to be asked to join Germany (at gunpoint) after German victory. Thankfully for Luxembourg, this was not to be, especially since -- in large part because of German highhandedness -- Luxembourg became culturally and politically estranged from Germany while defining itself as a free, independent, constitutional monarchy.


One of the most famous things from the country is a long-wave radio station called Radio Luxembourg.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Radio Luxembourg was the only English-language non-BBC radio station (not counting the Radio Caroline pirate stations) that could be picked up in the UK, even then only at night.

Quite a few famous British disk jockeys pre-recorded shows in London, which were then transmitted from Luxembourg.

British people could listen to adverts and pop music, both of which Creator/TheBBC didn't play (the latter until Radio 1 was created in 1967).

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One of the most famous things from the country is a long-wave (later medium-wave) radio station called Radio Luxembourg.

Luxembourg. This began in 1933, during a mini-boom in European stations that broadcast commercial programmes to Britain in defiance of the [[TheBBC BBC]]'s non-commercial monopoly. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the 1960s station fell under Nazi control, but an engineer had hidden some transmitter parts to prevent it broadcasting at full power.

After the war ended there was some discussion about potentially using the Luxembourg transmitter to relay [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar anti-communist]] programming from London, but this plan was foiled by the change of British government
and 1970s, in 1946 Radio Luxembourg resumed commercial operations.

From 1946 until 1973,
Radio Luxembourg was the only English-language non-BBC radio station (not counting the [[BuccaneerBroadcaster Radio Caroline and other pirate stations) stations]]) that could be picked up in the UK, even then UK. In the mid-1950s it switched to medium-wave and could only be heard at night.

Quite a few famous British disk jockeys
night. Many shows were pre-recorded in London.

By the early 1960s most of the station's programming consisted of record
shows in London, which were then transmitted sponsored by various labels (all of them owned by just four companies), but the advent of pirate radio forced Luxembourg to adopt a more conventional top 40 format.

Luxembourg briefly operated on satellite as well as medium-wave
from Luxembourg.

British people could listen to adverts
1989 and pop music, both added a 24-hour satellite service, but the medium-wave service closed at the end of which Creator/TheBBC didn't play (the latter 1991 and the satellite service a year later. A partly-owned companion station, Atlantic 252, operated on long-wave out of Ireland from 1989 until Radio 1 was created in 1967).
2002 before being briefly replaced by a sport station.


* In ''{{Swarm on the Somme}}'', Luxembourg gets invaded and trashed severely by the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Grex]], but it has enough [[ActionSurvivor survivors]] (taking shelter in Germany) to potentially renew the country once the conflict ends. They are also determined to help the German (and later Entente) militaries with [[FightingForAHomeland the reclamation of their homeland]].
* ''TroperWorks/{{Covert-81}}'' featured a Luxembourger assassin.

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* In ''{{Swarm on the Somme}}'', ''Literature/SwarmOnTheSomme'', Luxembourg gets invaded and trashed severely by the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Grex]], but it has enough [[ActionSurvivor survivors]] (taking shelter in Germany) to potentially renew the country once the conflict ends. They are also determined to help the German (and later Entente) militaries with [[FightingForAHomeland the reclamation of their homeland]].
* ''TroperWorks/{{Covert-81}}'' ''TroperWorks/{{Covert81}}'' featured a Luxembourger assassin.


British people could listen to adverts and pop music, both of which TheBBC didn't play (the latter until Radio 1 was created in 1967).

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British people could listen to adverts and pop music, both of which TheBBC Creator/TheBBC didn't play (the latter until Radio 1 was created in 1967).


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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'', oddly enough, features an episode with a missing Luxembourger. Luxembourg participated in TheKoreanWar, with two deaths and two injuries.

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'', oddly enough, features an episode with a missing Luxembourger. Luxembourg participated in TheKoreanWar, UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, with two deaths and two injuries.

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