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Austria-Hungary in the 1600s

By |2018-04-08T11:14:18+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Ferdinand (1556) Charles V made his brother Ferdinand the ruler of Austria-Hungary in 1556 AD. But when Ferdinand died in 1564, he divided Austria-Hungary among his three sons. Each of those three little countries was pretty weak, and they were always fighting each other. So during the years when Elizabeth was making England into a strong [...]

Thirty Years’ War – Wars of religion

By |2018-04-08T11:14:17+00:00August 4th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Protestants throw Catholic officials out the window (Prague, 1618 AD) In the late 1500s AD, the Holy Roman Emperors were too weak to hold their empire together as one country. Instead, the Holy Roman Empire was divided into many little tiny countries. Some of these countries were Catholic. Some of them were Protestant. In 1618 [...]