Peace of Westphalia

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Noun1.Peace of Westphalia - the peace treaty that ended the Thirty Years' War in 1648
Westfälischer Friede
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r The Peace of Westphalia in 1648 is probably better known than the obscure conflicts it resolved, which are collectively described as the Thirty Years' War.
Since the end of Charlemagne's empire, and especially since the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, Europeans have striven for balance in international affairs, first in their own continent and then globally.
He ranges from the Peace of Westphalia to the pace of microprocessing, from Sun Tzu to Talleyrand to Twitter.
In his discussion of the European experience, he underscores the uniquely advanced nature of the Peace of Westphalia.
Creveld describes the state's loss of the monopoly on war it established in the Peace of Westphalia and the consequences thereof, including how state armed forces now find themselves fighting non-state entities to which they usually lose.
Also the peace of Westphalia was the one who cornered seeds of what would become the other principles of International Relations: the sovereignty of states, their legal equality and non-interference in their internal affairs.
Whereas sovereignty became the hot topic in the West in 1648 with the Peace of Westphalia, the modern concept of sovereignty was introduced in China in the nineteenth century forcefully and unequally by the British Empire.
In 1648, the Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years War and effectively destroyed the Holy Roman Empire.
To begin with, the author has traced the origin of earliest form of human rights to the Peace of Westphalia (1648) that brought the Thirty Year's War to an end and one in which limited religious rights to the Christian minorities were duly recognized.
Volume I: Maximilian I to the Peace of Westphalia 1493--1648 and Volume 11: The Peace of Westphalia to the Dissolution of the Reich 1648-1806.
This article first addresses the consequences of the Thirty Years' War on religion in the context of the international order emerging from the 1648 Peace of Westphalia.