30 Years War

30 Years War

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  • Ferdinand, the Catholic Hapsburg king of Bohemia, wanted to suppress Protestants and declare royal power over nobles.
  • This led to revolts and then a widespread European war.
  • German states became devastated. Mercenaries, or soldiers for hire, burned villages, destroyed crops, and murdered and tortured villagers. This led to famine and disease, which caused severe depopulation, or reduction in population.
  • In 1648, the Peace of Westphalia was established. The Peace of Westphalia were treaties that aspired to bring peace to Europe and also settle other international problems.
  • A region within the German states called Prussia emerged as a new Protestant power.
  • After becoming king, Frederick II used his military education brilliantly, making Prussia a leading power.
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