LSV Minerva is an elite fraternity from the University of Leiden. A report from the newspaper Volkskrant reported "two-thirds of influential Netherlands was a member of Minerva in 2010.
Founded in 1866, the Royal Leiden Student Association for Voluntary Exercise in Arms "Pro Patria" is a student militia. The militia is a sub-association of LSV Minerva. The mother regiment in the armed forces is the Garderegiment Grenadiers en Jagers.
Prince Bernhard was patron of Pro Patria. After the death of Prince Bernhard, the Inspector General of the Armed Forces became the patron of Pro Patria.
In addition to practicing shooting, Pro Patria takes part in military maneuvers, visits various defense units and contributes to the guard of honor during Prinsjesdag. Pro Patria also participates in Veterans Day as a ceremonial guard. Pro Patria also performs ceremonial tasks during the loyalty and mourning of members of the Royal House, as well as during visits by royals to Leiden Univeristy.
In addition, Pro Patria organizes discussion evenings on international security issues. Pro Patria is also a social association and is noted by the involvement of many former members.
At the beginning of the 21st century, Pro Patria is still an active association and, along with the other student militias, the wedding of Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta and at the funerals of Queen Juliana, Prince Claus and Prince Bernhard. Since 1999, Pro Patria has also had female members.
Pro Patria was under increased scrunity during the cold war for their "scary-nationalistic" and "anti-monarch" sentiment which included refusing to wave to Queen Beatrix. Surrounding the deep politics behind the 1981 Dutch Cabinet crisis, the subgroup was banned from military practises, being banned from the yearly proceeding in the parliamentary quarter of The Hague in 1990 as well.
18 of the 166 of the participants already have pages here:
|Hans van Baalen||"A Dutch pirate and a villain"|
|Laurens Jan Brinkhorst||Dutch politician & lawyer who attended the 1970 and 1974 Bilderbergs|
|Joris Demmink||A controversial retired Dutch Justice Department official from the Netherlands.|
|Willem-Alexander Ferdinand||Dutch royalty. Bilderberg|
|Oscar Hammerstein||Suspected by the Dutch court of money laundering by corrupt Fred Teeven. Personal lawyer of a new group formed out of old Inlichtingen en Operatiën/Klaas Bruinsma group who was also linked to a child sex ring. A personal friend of multiple accused paedophiles.|
|Jérôme Heldring||Chief editor of NRC Handelsblad from 1968 to 1972, connected to the paper from 1953. Conservative, but warned that the peace dividend was a lie and the west had failed to develop to that dividend at all in 2012. Died one year later.|
|Wopke Hoekstra||Dutch Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister|
|Alexander H.G. Rinnooy Kan||Dutch politician, businessman and mathematician|
|E. N. van Kleffens||Dutch Bilderberger, heavy Bilderberg habit, President of the United Nations General Assembly 1954-55|
|Kees van Lede||Named the most powerful man in Dutch business in 2006|
|Alexander Pechtold||Popular politician during Afghan war. Protected Jan Peter Balkenende. Implicated in corruption. Single Bilderberg. Often ran his mouth with politically incorrect one-liners before Wilders took that role.|
|Jaap de Hoop Scheffer||Bilderberger, ex Secretary General of NATO. He held an "anti-terrorist exercise" in Madrid 3 days before the 2004 Madrid train bombings.|
|Max van der Stoel||Dutch deep politician. Main coordinator of the Dutch-division of Operation Gladio from the 1980s.|
|Morris Tabaksblat||Dutch Bilderberger businessman|
|Maxime Verhagen||Dutch politician|
|Gijs de Vries||Dutch "terror expert" WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow 1998...|
|Nout Wellink||Attended the 2006, 2009 and 2010 Bilderbergs as President of the Central Bank of the Netherlands|
|Juliana Wilhelmina||Sad (but not completely clean) wife of seemingly ruthless Prince Bernhard. Was silenced and blackmailed very early with her spooky connections by her own husband.|
- ↑ https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/een-studententijd-bij-het-corps-heeft-veel-voordelen~bfd39b9a/
- ↑ https://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=ABCDDD:010825084:mpeg21:a0474
- ↑ https://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=KBNRC01:000028092:mpeg21:a0181
- ↑ https://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=KBNRC01:000030220:mpeg21:a0043