Day 5 What caused crisis of 17th century

Day 5 What caused crisis of 17th century - What Caused the...

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What Caused the Crisis of the Seventeenth Century? Was it the Weather? -2 degrees colder then the 16 th century -Volcanic eruptions -El Nino effect -Shorter growing seasons, plague, draught (Enormous outbreaks of plague occurred throughout the 17 th century) The Dutch Revolt: -1578: Division of the Spanish Netherlands, largely Catholic south remained under Hapsburg control, while the other states became an independent, Protestant republic, the United Provinces -Northerners continued to fight the Spanish, but war continues Trigger for the massive war began not in Netherlands but rather in the Holy Roman Empire, specifically Bohemia (Modern day Czech Republic). Holy Roman Empire went to war over Bohemian independence (large issue: will the reformation be allowed to survive and spread?). They were very unhappy about their condition in 1618 because a king had been elected without consent of Lutheran nobles (King Ferdinand -> Attempted to reintroduce Catholicism into Bohemia). The other thing that happened was the Holy Roman Emperor became very ill and people became aware that Ferdinand would take over those duties as well as his other ones. When Ferdinand left to take over his other duties, two of his men were thrown out the windows of the kingdom, falling some 20ft to the ground below, landing in a dung heap which saved their lives. Battle of White Mountain, 1620
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