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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Their work, which is notable for its precision and for its sparkling charm, has traditionally been interpreted as a reflection of the joyful patriotism felt almost universally in the Netherlands immediately after 1648--the year of the Treaty of Munster, which ratified the Dutch Republic's freedom from Spanish rule.
In his catalogue essay, Wheelock offers a compelling narrative of the cityscape's relationship to Dutch history, tracing the theme of Dutch civic pride back to a period well before the Treaty of Munster, giving special emphasis to episodes such as the 12 Year Truce (1609-21), when a ceasefire with Spain allowed the United Provinces to enjoy a measure of independence in peace.
The Thirty Years War, as it came to be known, was finally resolved in the Treaty of Munster in 1648, which recognised the division between the two parts of the Netherlands.