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

BY Cameron Hickey  October 29, 2013 at 12:42 PM EST

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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