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Sarah Benton EME Online Winterim 2009 Euro Wars of Religion

Sarah Benton EME Online Winterim 2009 Euro Wars of Religion

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Sarah Benton EME Online Winterim 2009 Euro Wars of Religion The political issues in the European Wars of Religion stem from a lack of division between church and state at the time. There were two major struggles during these wars; the struggle for political power and the struggle for religious power. The Protestant Reformation affected many governments in Europe, as politics and religion were tightly entwined at the time. The newly Protestant governments persecuted practicing Catholics and shunned the former governmental practices. Other political issues in Europe during the Wars of Religion included the radical new ideas the Reformation brought, which were practiced by few but affected many, and the struggle between the formerly powerful nobility and the newly powerful peasants. The struggle between politics and religion as the basis of power in Europe had been going on for centuries before the Wars of Religion. In Germany, at this time, there was a strong push for a Lutheran government, and with that push came Catholic
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