Lecture 7-19 Sept 2008

Lecture 7-19 Sept 2008 - paid soldiers were also trained...

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Western Civilization 19 September 2008 Thirty Years War I. Thirty Years’ War: Making the Reformation Stick A. Causes of Outbreak 1. Rising powers, declining powers, religion, trade, resistance to centralization in the HRE B. Progress of the War: Two Stages 1. (1618-1630) Civil War in the Holy Roman Empire, Netherlands (Dutch) gain their independence from the Spanish, and a power-political war between HRE and the French 2. (1630-1648) Entrance into Sweden C. Significance of the War: the “military revolution” ~Gustavus Adolphus 1. Medieval vs. “Modern” Wars aims 2. Behavior and social status of soldiers-(soldiers that believed in the cause not just getting
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Unformatted text preview: paid, soldiers were also trained and drilled to fight) 3. Officers: nobles and non-nobles 4. Changes in Weaponry and Tactics a. Standardization of arms b. New power of artillery c. Standing armies, depot systems D. Consequences of the War 1. Peace of Westphalia 2. Consolidation of Central State Power • Sack of Magdeburg • Gustavus Adolphus • Defenestration of Prague • Peace of Westphalia • Matchlocks/flintlocks • Dutch Revolution • Pillage • mercenaries...
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