In early Roman times, Belgium occupied part of the Roman province of Belgica, named after its native people, the Belgae. The area was conquered by Julius Caesar in 57-50 B.C. ----. Later, in the eighth century, it became part of Charlemagnes empire. In the following centuries, it was invaded and ruled by various powers, and it was only in 1830 that the country gained its independence.
A) Then in the fifth century A.D., it was overrun by the Franks
B) In the sixteenth century, the country was inherited by Emperor Charles V
C) It has about 40 miles of seacoast on the North Sea
D) Its rivers are most convenient for commercial navigation
E) During the wars that followed the French Revolution (1789), the country came under French rule