No shit! I knew I could count on you for a historical context. One of your many lovable attributes.
Sherry Caris

It could be worse. Poor old Belgium has been fought over more times than any other part of Europe. Yet very few of these conflicts have involved Belgium directly. You can understand why it is regarded as a boring country. They are just hoping no one notices them and uses them as a battlefield.

May also explain why they went onto beer and chocolate. Probably hoped that anyone invading would sit around eating chocolates and getting drunk.