17th Century Crisis

17th Century Crisis - 17th Century Crisis 1. Causes a....

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17 th Century Crisis 1. Causes a. Religion i. Protestants vs Catholics, Protestants vs. Protestants b. Constitutional Troubles i. Absolutism (princes vs. estates) c. Economic Crisis i. Gold and silver from the new world ii. too little to too much money 2. Germany: 30 Years War 1618-1648 a. Causes i. Religious and constitutional issues b. Bohemia i. Primarily catholic but many converted to Calvinism ii. Catholic Princes, Calvinist Estates iii. Ruler- Rudolph II 1. Habsburg, big supporters of Catholic Church 2. In 1609, Rudolph issues Letter of Majesty, which granted religious toleration to the Calvinist iv. Ferdinand II, ruled 1619-1637 1. Tough catholic 2. Will revoke Leters of Majesty when he is King 3. Before he does, he sends two messengers to the estate to tell them of the change, and they were thrown out of the window v. Defenestration of Prague 1. They threw them out the window 2. This sparked the war
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vi. Frederick of the Palatinate (Calvinist) vii. Catholics defeated the Calvinists, but war spread to Germany
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