The 30 Years' War


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  • Causes of the 30 Years' War
  • ~Spain and France were interested in the German states to take down the Hapsburgs ~Sweden and Denmark wanted to control the northern German states for economic reasons ~The Peace of Augsburg was dissolving ~People were struggling with constant changes in their kingdom's religious beliefs
  • Bohemian Phase
  • Why can't we just get along?!
  • Danish Phase
  • Ferdinand is getting too big for his britches!
  • Swedish Phase
  • ~Defenestration of Prague
  • French Phase
  • ~Germany has more religous toleration and becomes an independent nation after 20% of the population dies ~The Holy Roman Empire (Hapsburgs) and Spain lose power ~France gains power
  • ~KIng Christian IV of Denmark declared war against Ferdinand
  • Effects of the 30 Years' War
  • ~Gustavus Adolphus dies during the Battle of Lützen
  • ~France and Austria end the war with the Peace of Westphailia
  • Finally we can live in harmony!
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