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Peace of Westphalia
aka: Treaty of Westphalia


At least one among them hip enough to foresee the end of the Thirty Years’ War, the Peace of Westphalia, the breakup of the Empire, the coming descent into particularism.
Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  peace treaties that ended the Thirty and Eighty Year’s Wars in Europe largely by granting each European leader the right to determine the official religion of his state and by giving limited religious freedom to Christians of other denominations
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Peace of Westphalia Treaty of Westphalia
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  • At least one among them hip enough to foresee the end of the Thirty Years’ War, the Peace of Westphalia, the breakup of the Empire, the coming descent into particularism.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • And, indeed, upon this account, we have perceived, in all Christian countries, what mortal feuds have been about religion; what wars and bloodshed have molested Europe, till the general pacification of the German troubles at the treaty of Westphalia: and since those times, what persecution in the same country among the churches of the Lutherans; and should I take a prospect at home, what unhappy divisions are between Christians in this kingdom, about Episcopacy and Presbytery; the…
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Before the peace of Westphalia (1648), thirty years of war desolated Germany.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The treaty of Westphalia, in 1648, by which their independence was formerly and finally recognized, was concluded without the consent of Zealand.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers

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  • Previous to the peace of Westphalia, Germany was desolated by a war of thirty years, in which the emperor, with one half of the empire, was on one side, and Sweden, with the other half, on the opposite side.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Peace of Westphalia [9] , Magna Carta [7] , Council of Trent [9] , English Bill of Rights [9] , Black Death [5] , Magna Carta [7] , The Mayflower [7] , Council of Trent [9] , English Bill of Rights [9]
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