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15/05/1648 The "Peace of Westphalia" is ratified

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What Was the Treaty of Westphalia? AP Euro Bit by Bit #18

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Peace of Westphalia

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treaty of Westphalia

The Peace of Westphalia was a series of peace treaties signed be European countries to put an end to European wars of religion and halt the Thirty and Eighty Years' Wars. The negotiations that led to the treaty involved a total of 109 delegations representing the European powers, and conferences were attended by thousands of diplomats. The Treaties of Westphalia brought to a close a tumultuous period of European history which saw the deaths of approximately eight million people.