What occupied the Netherlands during world war 2?
The Netherlands were invaded on May 10, 1940, and four days later, the government went into exile in Britain. The Netherlands was one of the countries that made up the Allies of World War II. They fought just as any other occupied country. After Germany occupied the Netherlands, there were some Dutch collaborators, but for the most part, the Germans had to contend with Dutch resistance fighters.
Britain, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada were Allies that had democracies during all of World War 2. Ireland, Iceland, Sweden and Switzerland were neutral democracies. While they were occupied during the war, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway were democracies before and after occupation.
Running for cover, they were occupied by Germany and under German law. They did have an aggressive underground movement against the Germans where they did sabotage. They also had their share of collaborators; they met their end at the end of the war to the underground and allies. The population as a whole suffered greatly because of the war.