30 Years War


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  • Causes
  • Religious Differences Spain and France was interested in the German states Sweden and Denmark were interested in the northern German states Calvinism was spreading through Germany
  • Bohemia Phase
  • Danish Phase
  • The war lasted from 1618-48 mostly in Germany
  • Swedish Phase
  • In the Bohemia phase, there was the defenestration of Prague where Protestants threw Catholics out of the window.
  • French Phase
  • Hapsburg Power
  • French fists
  • HRE said turn heads when soldiers from private army took from German citizens. Catholics will defeat the Danish+Protestant German allies.
  • Effects
  • Swedish fight in the battle against the Hapsburg Catholics while being funded from the French. The Protestants had success in the battle of Brightenfeld. Gustav Adolph later dies.
  • Swedish Win
  • After Gustav dies, the Swedish fund and the French. The French wanted to get rid of the Hapsburg power because they were surrounded by them on all sides of their nation.
  • Swedish Stacks
  • Religious toleration in Germany Hapsburg power declines France becomes a more dominant power 20% of German population killed
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