The Thirty Years

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1. The Thirty Years' War: Making the Reformation Stick a.  Causes of its outbreak a.1.  Was it the weather? a.2. Rising powers, declining powers; religion; trade; resistance to  centralization in the HRE a.i.1. The Dutch Revolt a.i.1.a. The holy Roman Empire goes to war over  Bohemian Independence (larger issue will the  Reformation be allowed to survive and spread) b. B. The Counter Reformation, its Fears and Aspirations b.i. Progress of the war: two stages b.i.1.  1618-30: Civil war in the Holy Roman Empire; war of  independence for the Dutch (from the Spanish); power- political war between the HRE and the French b.i.1.a. Battle of White Mountain 1620 b.i.1.a.i. Catholics rout the Protestants at a site near  Prague b.i.1.a.ii. HRE purges Prague and Czech b.i.1.a.iii. and Hungarian aristocracy of Protestants b.i.1.a.iv. Consequences: Catholicism returned to  dominance in this par of Central Europe b.i.1.a.v. Execution of 27 Czech nobles on Prague’ s  old Town square on Day of Blood  b.i.2. 1630-48: Entrance of Sweden  b.i.2.a. Sack of Magdeburg b.i.2.a.i. 1631- Mercenary armies of the Spanish b.i.2.a.ii. about 30,000 die, as catholic armies run 
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