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    The Thirty Years War was one of the decisive episodes in the history of Western civilization. This war served to delay the unification of Germany for two centuries, and would have a profound, and disastrous, effect on the future.The war is believed by most historians to have set the progress of German civilization back 200 years.
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    The effect of the Thirty Years War on German history has been greatly exaggerated, because the economic decline of Germany pre-dates the war by many years, and Germany's political disintegration was a cause rather than an effect of the war. Thirty Years War is a perfect example of an unnecessary war, which settled nothing, at least nothing that was worth settling. The war assured the replacement of Spain by France as the dominant power in Western Europe, which was certainly an event of some importance in the Western world, but this result could also have been achieved at far less cost.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   17th century History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   German

Subjects of this Historical Account

Religion? (if plays a major part)    -   Protestants! Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Neutral From a certain profession/group?    -   Nobility/Royalty


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Norway    -   Germany    -   Spain    -   England/UK    -   France    -   Denmark    -   Portugal    -   Sweden

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   2 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   2 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much romance?    -   1 () Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   450 pages+ How much emphasis on small details?    -   5 ()

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