A small, insignificant country designed purely to keep the Dutch and the French from fighting each other. Because of this, half the country speaks Dutch (Flemish), and the other French (Walloon).
Believe it or not, the Belgians once had an 'empire' in Africa, and did its own fair share of Raping and Pillaging, instead of setting up mutually beneficial trade links and simply exploiting.
Via Belgium is the traditional route for the German army mounting an excursion into France. Exports of note include chocolate, beer, arms, industrial effluent, paedophiles and European federalism.
Belgium is not quite as exciting as The Netherlands, though it is the birthplace of jap-slapper par excellence Jean Claude Van Damme.
Name 5 famous people from Belgium is a popular pub game, usually played after the pointless sporting discussion, but before the beer goggles are firmly in place. PS: Tin Tin is not a valid answer.