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Luxembourg The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a tiny sovereign state of only
998 square miles (2,586 square kilometres) that is bordered by Belgium on the
west and north, France on the south, and Germany on the northeast and east.
The production and export of iron and steel have long played major roles in
Luxembourg's economy. Steel production was originally based on exploitation of
the iron ore deposits extending from Lorraine into the southwestern corner of the
The Luxembourg peasantry were hostile toward the French government's
anticlerical measures, however, and the introduction of compulsory military
service in France in 1798 provoked a rebellion (the Kleppelkrieg) in Luxembourg
that was ...
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