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Peace of Westphalia

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Peace of Westphalia

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Liz and James investigate the Peace of Westphalia

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Interview with Kyle Illgen - Moderator, Peace of Westphalia

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Interview with Savar Sareen - Chair, Peace of Westphalia

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Peace of Westphalia

The Peace of Westphalia was a series of peace treaties signed between May and October 1648 in the Westphalian cities of Osnabrück and Münster, largely ending the European wars of religion. The treaties of Westphalia brought to a close a tumultuous period of European history, which saw the deaths of approximately eight million people. Scholars have identified Westphalia as the beginning of the modern international system, based on the concept of Westphalian sovereignty.
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