thirty years war

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  • 1. religion: calvinism is spreading throughout germany and the Hapsburgs were trying to restore the power to catholicism
  • causes of the 30 year war
  • 2. France was interested in the German states because they wanted to take the power away from the Hapsburgs ; concern over power
  • 3 Sweden and Denmark were interested in the northern German states bordering the Baltic Sea for economic reasons
  • Bohemian phase
  • you dirty protestant you are going down!
  • Danish Phase
  • I declare war on you!
  • Swedish Phase
  • HAHA! I have got you Swedish king !
  • The Holy Roman Empire went to battle with the protestants at white mountain it took place on November, 1620.
  • French phase.
  • King Christian delars war on Ferdinand, Christians allies were scared by Ferdinands amries and Denmark retired from the war.
  • Effects!
  • The Hapsburgs lose power and France gains power.
  • Gustav (Swedish) had lot's of victories but this time at the Battle of Lutzen (November 1632) He was killed
  • France and Sweden and Holland agreed to an alliance and also declared war against Austria to get the Hapsburgs out of power.
  • 20% of Germans die
  • Spain's power decreases
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