Once upon a time in Bohemia Emperor Ferdinand II decided to banish the Protestant religion from his state...
Our holy Catholic religion must be powerful. This is why I have decided to force it in the lands where I rule!
This act didn't make people very happy. So it resulted in five years of war. Christian IV, king of Denmark saw this as a chance to increase his kingdom's size.
Maybe if I only take this part, together with England and Scotland, they might not even notice.
Meanwhile in France, Cardinal Richelieu had a shameful idea.
What if instead of helping Christians, who should be our allies, since we're also Christians, we helped the Danish and Swedish, who are Protestants, in order to become more powerful, King Louis XIII?
That's a great idea! By the way, I heard the Plague, a terrible disease has reached Venice. We should be careful.
Thankfully, Albrecht was able to stop them.
I can't let these protestants take the land of the holy Catholics.
Okay. I will stop supporting the Protestants in your state if you let me keep control of Denmark.
Ferdinand II became suspicious of Albrecht and removed him from the army.
I think that maybe Albrecht will help my enemies because he looks like a Protestant. I'll force him to step way.
179 men met to end the war. It resulted in the creation of the Treaty of Westphalia, which resulted in Austria and the Netherlands becoming independent of Spain, France and Sweden becoming larger, Germany cities becoming more independent, and the Catholic religion becoming less powerful.