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West·pha·lia

 (wĕst-fāl′yə, -fā′lē-ə)
A historical region and former duchy of west-central Germany east of the Rhine River. The duchy was created in the 12th century and was administered for many centuries by ecclesiastical princes, especially the archbishop of Cologne. The Peace of Westphalia (1648) marked the end of the Thirty Years' War. Napoleon seized the area in 1807 and designated a portion of it as the kingdom of Westphalia, to be ruled by his brother Jérôme. The region became part of Prussia after 1815.

West·pha′lian adj. & n.

Westphalian

(wɛstˈfeɪlɪən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to the historic German region of Westphalia or its inhabitants
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Westphalia
Translations

Westphalian

adjwestfälisch
nWestfale m, → Westfälin f
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Then all these Westphalians and Hessians whom Napoleon is leading would not follow him into Russia, and we should not go to fight in Austria and Prussia without knowing why.
Thus, the company is an important engine of the East Westphalian regional center, essential location factor for business and research and a reason for the growing attractiveness of the city.
She received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Rhenish Westphalian Technical University (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany.
Vattel had argued that if the Westphalian system could be brought into equilibrium, individual states would be deterred from embarking on expansionist wars for empire (since no state would be powerful enough to do so successfully) and powerful states would have incentives to protect their weaker neighbors (since all states would benefit from the maintenance of the status quo).
In just under 400 pages, Kissinger takes the reader from the Westphalian system established in 1648 to the current Islamist crisis, addressing the various concepts of world order that have influenced international relations in the modern era in Europe, Asia, and America.
Following Dortmund's DFB-Pokal final defeat to Wolfsburg and Klopp's emotional departure, it is time for the Westphalian club to turn the page and Tuchel is now happy to take the limelight.
Festival spokeswoman Sarah Jones said: "As Henning's assimilation into British society is not yet complete, he hasn't lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society.
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Unfortunately, the Westphalian balance of power involved a relatively small, contiguous geographic area--Europe from the Atlantic to the Ural Mts.
World Order also reviews some useful history--Kissinger's treatment of Japan is particularly thought-provoking--and makes the provocative observation that, in modern times, it is actually the countries of Asia (excluding the Middle East and the former Soviet Union) whose foreign policies have most closely embodied the Westphalian ideals of noninterventionism and the sovereign independence of nation-states:
It is dedicated to the preservation of a system not quite 400 years old and still not quite globally adopted: The Westphalian system, which replaced the old feudal ties of dynastic family rule and shifting servile fealties to specific individuals with "states" defined by fixed geographical borders ("national sovereignty") and sporting bureaucracies which survived individual (and increasingly titular) rulers to maintain continuity of political government within said borders.
Iran ostensibly seeks to overturn the Westphalian system of nation-states and return the world to a pre-Westphalian world order defined by competing religions.