what happened to old zealand
Naturally, I had to go look this up.
New Zealand is named after the Dutch province of…Zeeland.
Here are some facts about Zeeland from Wikipedia:
"Large parts of Zeeland are below sea level. The last great flooding of the area was in 1953. Tourism is an important economic activity. In the summer, its beaches make it a popular destination for tourists, especially German tourists. In some areas, the population can be two to four times higher during the high summer season. The coat of arms of Zeeland shows a lion half-emerged from water, and the text “luctor et emergo” (Latin for “I struggle and I emerge”).”
Y’all should DEFINITELY check out the rendition of the coat of arms on Wikipedia. It’s fuckin’ quality.