But you still have the same share of Protestants in the electorate here.Encouraging Protestant migrants to the industrial centres in the south?
Well the Netherlands did have a districtssystem until 1918 so there is room for gerrymandering. Not much though.Would there even be any way of artifically increasing the Protestant share of the electorate relative to baseline?
The greatest European middle power.Where would the United Netherlands fall, anyway, on a ranking of European powers? It would be richer than France, probably surpassed only by Great Britain, but it would be less populous. The greatest of the lesser powers?
Also, I might be wrong, but a POD in 1830 might not be too late to let Bavaria inherit Baden.The greatest European middle power.
At that time, the Kingdom of Bavaria, the largest middle power in the GC had a larger, but still comparable population size (1816: 3,6 million, 1865: 4,8 million).
of course a far out route could be Louis-Napoleon switching sides, and later staying as King of NL.Butterflies but if we got Napy III, 1867 might be seen as an insult at best, a a threat at worst