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Do Now – World History In your own words, what is self-determination? (Feel free to look up, and rephrase a definition)

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1 Do Now – World History In your own words, what is self-determination? (Feel free to look up, and rephrase a definition)

2 THE PEACE OF WESTPHALIA

3 Essential Questions What is sovereignty? What political changes occurred as a result of the Peace of Westphalia?

4 Effects of the Treaty Ended the war

5 Effects of the Treaty Started to break apart the Holy Roman Empire

6 Effects of the Treaty Established a balance of power in Europe

7 Effects of the Treaty Created the new nations of the Netherlands and Switzerland

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9 Effects of the Treaty Allowed Catholics to practice their religion freely, even if they were in a Protestant-controlled region

10 Effects of the Treaty Created the idea of sovereignty

11 What is “Sovereignty”? the ability of an individual nation, or group of people that share a common culture, to have self-rule aka: “self-determination” How can a ruler have self-determination?

12 4 Characteristics of Sovereign Nations  A group of people with a common culture

13 Characteristics of Sovereign Nations  Recognizes the difference between “foreign” and “domestic”

14 Characteristics of Sovereign Nations  Has complete control over its own territory

15 Characteristics of Sovereign Nations  Is also called a “nation-state”

16 The Pope Challenges the Idea…  Pope Innocent X (“the Tenth”) declared the Peace of Westphalia null and void  Nation-states ignored the Pope  What social change did the reactions exemplify?

17 Revisiting The Essentials… What political changes occurred as a result of the Peace of Westphalia?


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