Doorbraak (Breakthrough)

   A Dutch term used in politi cal circles after World War II. The persons concerned wished to achieve a breakthrough within the pillarized society by ending the di viding line between the Christian and non-Christian political par ties, the so-called “antithesis” of Abraham Kuyper. This break through was only partially achieved. The most visible result was the establishment of the Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA, Labor Party).

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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