The Thirty Years War: The Negative Effect Of The Protestant Reformation

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The Protestant Reformation took place in the 16th century in Europe. This reformation was led by reformers such as Martin Luther and John Calvin. Martin Luther and John Calvin disputed the Church’s views and what they defined Christianity as. Not only did this reformation lead to changes in religious and spiritual life but it also led to consequences for politics and society. The Protestant Reformation caused outbreak in war, which showed the demand for reform to take place. Martin Luther and John Calvin considered the church to be corrupt due to the fact that one could purchase indulgences. They believe that you have to earn God’s forgiveness. This was only one of the many reason that The Protestant Reformation took place. Martin Luther also …show more content…

It took lots of hard work and many wars and battles that took a toll on the people of Europe. The Thirty Years’ War was a direct effect of the reformation. The Wars was very costly and ruined towns and villages. There were many negative effect on the politics and society of Europe during and after the war. Population in towns and villages began to decline greatly. The trading and manufacturing industry decreased significantly, which hurt the economy of Europe in a large way. The Thirty Years’ War eliminated the undermining impact in European Politics. The war also marked the end of the religious wars era. The Thirty Years’ War is said to be the most prominent political consequence of the entire reformation. Overall, the reformation had many major positive and negative impacts on the development of Europe. The reformation lead to the ideas of equality and the rights of an individual. Both of these ideas came from the religious aspect of the reformation. The idea of equality come from the Christianity aspect and the idea of the right of an individual came from the Protestants. The reformation gave people a sense of Liberty that they had never felt before due to the rule of the Church and rule of the different Empires. The Protestant Reformation also led to a change in philosophical

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