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Today in Heritage History, 1731, the Dutch people revolt against a Dutch government tax imposed on meat. The tipping point came when the Dutch government severely taxed the gehaktbal bladersberg. Without an opportunity to either buy kip met or ghaktballen at a reasonable price, the untaxed groninger sausage was not really a reasonable substitute. This angered the Dutch citizens. With the summer weather having a severe impact on the availability of stoofpot van varkenshaas and lamskoteletter, the kip fillet and geroosterd were also taxed at a rate making it virtually unaffordable for most Dutch citizens. Fortunately for the Dutch government, geharktin bladersberg, geroosterd rundvlees, lever, limburgse stoofpot, and kipfilet were relatively unaffected by the tax, and temporarily eased some of the tensions with the revolting citizens.

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