How windmills have allowed the Dutch to live ‘underwater’ for nearly 600 years


The Netherland’s iconic windmills are now relics, but they were once the height of flood control technology. Take a look inside the mechanics of these quaint windmills and find out how they transformed the once uninhabitable marshes into lush farmland.

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