New York has a long Dutch History. New York was actualy founded in 1624 by the Dutchman Willem Verhulst of the West India Company (WIC) and at that time it was Called New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam developed into the largest Dutch colonial settlement in the New Netherland province, now the New York Tri-State region, and remained a Dutch possession until August 1664 when, after several batlles, it fell into the hands of the British.
If this had never happend, New York was still called New Amsterdam and all the US Citizens would probably speak Dutch.
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