|1. Adopted in 1830, Belgiums first constitution [elect] French as the countrys sole official language.|
2. Led by students, priests and intellectuals, the Flemish movement [fight] for administrative and legal rights to speak Dutch, which was finally recognized as an official language in 1898.
3.Splitting the country [do] nothing to lessen the conflict.
4. More and more people [complain] about discrimination.
5. Most complaints [centre] on everyday practical obstacles rather than verbal or physical violence.
6. Founded in 1977, the extreme-Right Vlaams Blok [start] campaigning for an independent, ethnically homogenous Flanders.
7. By the seventies the idea of autonomy [become] respectable but if Belgium [fall] apart, it [be] the victory of a very small minority.
8. Over the years, we have seen that the establishment of subfederal institutions [always coïncide] with massive budget cuts.