(A.D. 1648) The Peace of Westphalia(A.D. 1648) The Peace of Westphalia ends the Thirty Years’ War in Germany. It reinstitutes the Peace of Augsburg and includes various forms of the R... more ends the Thirty Years’ War in Germany. It reinstitutes the Peace of AugsburgIs the treaty reached between the emperor Charles V and the German princes in A.D. 1555 that allowed for the existence of Lutheran churches under the ... more and includes various forms of the Reformed traditionThis word comes from a Latin term meaning “to hand down,” that originally referred to the teaching of the apostles as handed down in the churches ... more, but not the Anabaptists(A.D. 1525) Derived from a Greek word meaning “rebaptizers,” due to adherents’ insistence that infant baptism was not valid and that one must ma... more, as an acceptable religion, in addition to Catholicism and LutheranismIs named after Martin Luther and was the first form of Protestantism and became the official form of Christianity in many German territories and in th... more, for the local princeIn the 16th century Europe this term referred to a class of ruler in the Holy Roman Empire to whom local lords and barons owed feudal allegiance, and ... more to impose on his province. The Peace of Westphalia(A.D. 1648) The Peace of Westphalia ends the Thirty Years’ War in Germany. It reinstitutes the Peace of Augsburg and includes various forms of the R... more ends the religious wars spawned by the Protestant Reformation(A.D. 1517) The Protestant Reformation begins as Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses, largely in response to the widespread abuses caused by the aggress... more. It set out the principles of the modern international order where peace is assured through the recognition of independent sovereign states, non-interference in domestic affairs, and a balance of power between those states. It establishes an enduring religious and political relationship in Europe.