... they quickly pass a new law empowering a small "council for citizens safety" to make quick decisions.
In the Netherlands no law gets passed quickly...
Maybe they're just exporting the ones who don't meet their unstated height requirements?
Right, thus increasing the average!
BTW: I'm Dutch, and way below average height.
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