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Orange Free State Postal Services

5 February 1970
Call number: 
BG A21/61

An Orange Free State was proclaimed in Amsterdam on 5 February 1970 by the anarchist Kabouters. The Kabouters (Little People or Dwarves) created their own state. The Kabouters were a combination of the Provo and squatters' movement. The Ministry of Public Housing of Orange Free State had its headquarters in the 'Squatter Bureau'. The Ministry of Infrastructure's task was to destroy all highways. Society was to become a council democracy, and a well-known in Dutch folk song was to become the national anthem.
The Orange Free State Postal Services issued stamps. During the city council elections of 1970, the Orange Free State won five seats.