This is a 20 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Thirty Years War. All the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
The Christian church had been a near universal church, at least in Europe, for over 1000 years. The Reformation of the early 1500s had changed this. In the late 1500s and the Early 1600s it was believed that a state had to be homogenous in order to be stable. Some monarchs and politicians were not as concerned with what particular religion was practiced so long as there was only one.
For those hesitant to comply, physical coercion was often used as a means of persuasion.
Occasionally, civil war, and later European-wide war would be the result. That was the case, of the Thirty Years War.
The Thirty Years War would be the last major war between Catholics and Protestants in Europe. However, there would still be struggles among religious protagonists in various regions such as Northern Ireland, Russia, and the Balkans. Ultimately, religion would become more and more a matter of individual conscience and less a matter of state control. It would be found that religious diversity within a state was not detrimental.
The presentation covers the following:
The Wars of Phillip II
Conflict With England
Defeat of the Spanish Armada
Wars in France
St Bartholemew’s Day Massacre
King Henry IV
The Thirty Years War
Bohemian Rebellion Crushed
War in Germany
Shift in Focus
Ending the War
End of Presentation
This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store under the heading ... The Middle Ages.