EuroPoliticalRelations

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European Political Relations 1500-1648
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Europe: 1500
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Dynastic States Habsburg Empire Emperor Charles V Scattered territories United by personal authority of the Emperor
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European Political Relations Reformation and Conflict Reformation triggered numerous military conflicts Secular politics and Protestantism Religious issues become politicized (and vice versa)
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European Political Relations Reformation and Conflict Efforts to settle conflicts Peace of Augsburg (1555) Holy Roman Empire Rulers can choose religion (Catholic or Lutheran) Didn’t include Calvinists
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European Political Relations Reformation and Conflict Efforts to settle conflicts Edict of Nantes (1598) France Granted religious freedom to French Protestants (Huguenots) Helped end religious civil war in France
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European Political Relations Emergence of New Political Concepts Balance of Power” No one state should become dominant All states should act to restrain excessively powerful states
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