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  • The Netherlands is famous for being one of the flattest countries on earth

  • about half of the land of the entire country

  • is at or below 1 meter above sea level

  • and 25% percent of the countries land is at or even below sea level

  • this can be seen more obviously when you look at a relief map of the country like this one

  • Most of the land here in the north is flat

  • the land in the center has some low rolling hills

  • and the highest part of the country is here in the south

  • at just 322m above sea level

  • where the land rises slightly into the foot hills of the Ardennes mountains

  • So based on what i just told you

  • there is no such thing as a mountain in the Netherlands

  • we've constructed over 50 buildings that are

  • taller than the tallest point in the country.

  • but that hasn't stopped a few eccentric dutch from dreaming

  • it is been said that god may have created the world

  • but the Dutch created the Netherlands

  • building an entire mountain seems unrealistic until you consider what else the Dutch have already done

  • like their so far victorious centuries long war against the ocean

  • between 1200 and 1900 the Dutch people managed to reclaim 940 thousand acres of land

  • from the sea and an additional 345 thousand acres by draining their lakes

  • but the craziest thing they've probably done

  • was just last century when they transformed an entire ocean bay into

  • two fresh water lakes and reclaimed enough land from it to add another province

  • into the Netherlands called Flevoland

  • the Dutch claimed enough land from the sea by doing this

  • that it was twice the size of Singapore

  • and this amazing feat of engineering led some to

  • speculate about what else they might be capable of achieving

  • and thus we arrive in 2011 and encounter a man named

  • Thijs Zonneveld who first proposed the idea to build the mountain in a news column

  • Zonneveld suggested that the flat Netherlands

  • needed a mountain 2 kilometers tall and 5 kilometers wide

  • such a huge geographic feature he argued

  • would greatly benefit Dutch sports

  • as the Netherlands has struggled before in games like skiing and bobsledding

  • a 2 kilometer tall mountain would also enable

  • Dutch athletes to train at higher altitudes at home

  • instead of going somewhere else to train

  • a 2 kilometer tall giant man made mountain

  • would also probably become a pretty big tourist attraction

  • as it would easily become the tallest man made structure ever build

  • the Burj Khalifa the current man made structure in the world

  • is only 828 meters tall

  • witch is less than half the height that this mountain would be

  • it was also suggested

  • that the mountain could provide a huge surface to place solar panels on

  • in addition to windmills at higher altitudes

  • witch together could provide Europe with an enormous amount of clean and renewable energy

  • but the most hilarious part about the construction of this mountain

  • would be the numerous problems that it would probably cause

  • first of all it actually probably possible

  • to build something like this in real life

  • if the mountain was solid though it would tak up an insane

  • 7.7 billion cubic meters of sand and rocks

  • reacquiring that much material is actually doable

  • but the estimated price tag of over

  • 7 trillion dollars to finish the mountain

  • when accounting for all the time and labor that it would take just makes it seem silly

  • for reference NASA has estimated before

  • that the price to establish a permanently manned base on mars

  • would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 trillion dollars

  • so we could either send hundreds of people to Mars

  • and establish multiple bases or give the Dutch

  • a mountain so their athletes don't have to travel to Ostria

  • to train for winter sports its a pretty tough choice, but consider

  • also what the mountain would do to the surrounding country side

  • concentrating that much material that's mostly flat and below sea level

  • would probably affect all the land in a 50 kilometer radius around it

  • all of that land could sink by as much as 100 meters

  • witch would put it almost certainly below sea level witch means yeah

  • the mountain would probably turn into an island surrounded by a lake

  • this lead designers to propose reclaiming more land

  • form the sea and building the mountain just off the coast of the Netherlands

  • but this just brought up even more problems

  • building anywhere here off the coast of Zeeland or in this lake

  • was determined that it would too badly effect shipping routes near the port of Rotterdam

  • and building in this lake would create

  • a weird tall obstacle for pilots landing nearby Amsterdam Schiphol airport

  • basically the geography of the Netherlands is flat for a reason

  • and there is really no good place for a mountain in the middle of nowhere

  • this led Zonneveld and some of the designers suggesting a smaller mountain

  • just 1 kilometer tall or even one just 300 meters tall

  • but a 300 meter tall mountain is less of a mountain

  • and more of a hill isn't it?

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オランダに山を作るという非常識な計画 (The Insane Plan to Build a Mountain in the Netherlands)

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    Taka に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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