Treaty Of Westphalia Presentation
|Treaty of Westphalia Overview|
|The Treaty of Westphalia was signed in 1648.|
It marked the end of the Thirty Years' War in Europe.
The treaty consisted of a series of peace agreements between various European powers.
|To establish a balance of power among European nations.|
To recognize the principle of sovereignty, granting states the right to self-governance.
To promote religious tolerance and end religious conflicts within Europe.
|Impact on Europe|
|The Treaty of Westphalia laid the foundations for the modern system of nation-states.|
It marked a shift from a centralized, feudal system to a more decentralized, sovereign state system.
The treaty established the idea of territorial integrity, respecting the boundaries of each state.
|The treaty promoted religious freedom and tolerance.|
It recognized the principle of cuius regio, eius religio, allowing rulers to determine the religion of their territories.
The treaty ended religious wars between Catholics and Protestants in Europe.
|The Treaty of Westphalia is considered a significant turning point in European history.|
It shaped the development of diplomacy and the modern international system.
Its principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity continue to be influential in international relations today.
|References (download PPTX file for details)|
|The Peace of Westphalia (1648). United Nation...|
Osiander, A. Sovereignty, International Relat...
Croxton, D. The Peace of Westphalia of 1648 a...