Thirty Years' War

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a series of conflicts (1618-1648) between Protestants and Catholics starting in Germany and spreading until France and Denmark and Sweden were opposing the Holy Roman Empire and Spain

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The great powers fought other, littler wars as well, but these big events ' the 30 Years' War, the War of the Spanish Succession, the Seven Years' War and so on ' were like a general audit of their status.
The great powers fought other, littler wars as well, but these big events -- the 30 Years' War, the War of the Spanish Succession, the Seven Years' War and so on -- were like a general audit of their status.
It, like every conflict in the region, has to be seen as a piece of the larger 30 Years' War. It would be nice if Israel could withdraw from Gaza and the West Bank and wall itself off from this war, but that's not possible.
There are those who think that the region as a whole may be starting to go through something similar to what Europe went through in the early 17th century during the 30 Years' War, when Protestant and Catholic states battled it out.
Q: This play is an adaptation of Brecht's "Mother Courage and Her Children." Though it plays out over a 12-year period during the 30 Years' War, Brecht is said to have written the play in response to Germany's 1939 invasion of Poland.
9 THE 30 Years' War was ended in 1648 with what peace treaty?