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central european monarchs clash

THE THIRTY YEARS WAR

the thirty years war started when ferdinand the second closed some protestant churches and the protestants revolted.

the thirty years war is a conflict over religion, territory and power among european ruling families

1618-1648

ferdinand payed his troops by letting them loot the towns they took over

the treaty of the peace of westphallia had important consequences weakened hapsburg states of spain and austria, strengthened france, ended religous wars in europe and many others

STATES FORM IN CENTRAL EUROPE

land owning nobles blocked the development of strong kings

the holy empire lost its strength because they no longer could command german states

Maria Theresa faced years of war when she became ruler

PRUSSIA CHALLENGES AUSTRIA

fredrick williams son, fredrick later became fredrick the great followed his fathers military policies but softened some of his fathers laws. he encouraged religious toleration and legal reform

the seven years war started when fredrick II atacked saxony