HIS109Y1 Lecture Notes - Protestant Reformation, Three-Cushion Billiards

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Aftermath of religious wars: overall restructuring of balance of power. Make europeans stop thinking religion was what bound them together --> power of dynastic monarchy. Balance of power = shifted dramatically, creating new great power (france) Rise of lutheranism = resulted in wars, realignments, confessional and political adjustments. Need for new kind of way to determine allegiance. 30 years" war broke out in an attempt to look at religion as power of national identity; state bound to 1 religion (metaphor: people wanted to live independent) 1618: broke out in bohemia (czech republic) Bohemians were told they could practice unique form of protestantism by emperor. When emperor died in 1617, new emperor (major catholic), ferdinand would not permit this at all. King did not take father"s throne automatically -- people would not recognize new emperor and chose frederic as the king of bohemia. If bohemia is permitted to leave hapsburg empire (hre) -- it will dissolve.

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