central european monarchs clash

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1. THE THIRTY YEARS WAR

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

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

1.3. 1618-1648

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

1.5. 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

2. STATES FORM IN CENTRAL EUROPE

2.1. land owning nobles blocked the development of strong kings

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

2.3. Maria Theresa faced years of war when she became ruler

3. PRUSSIA CHALLENGES AUSTRIA

3.1. 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

3.2. the seven years war started when fredrick II atacked saxony