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Cockpit of Europe

Belgium is so called because it has been the site of more European battles than any other country; for example, Oudenarde, Ramillies, Fontenoy, Fleurus, Jemmapes, Ligny, Quatre Bras, Waterloo.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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