Question: What were the long-term political effects of the Protestant Reformation!?
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it led to more political conflicts!.!.!.for example the Thirty Years' War resulted from the Protestant Reformation!.!.!.The PEace of Augsburg did not recognize Calvinism as an acceptable religion!.!.!.!.!.The Thirty YEars' War ended with the PEace of Westphalia which did recognize calvinists!.!.!.for more details on the thirty years' war go to wikipedia!.!.!.!.another political conflict would be spanish armada!.!.!.!.philip II wanted to make the protestant netherlands cathjolic!.!.!.as a result the dutch turned to elizabeth for help!.!.!.Philip II sent a navy to the netherlands which was defeated by the englishWww@QuestionHome@Com
I suppose because of the many different branches of Protestants many were not as church bound as Catholics and thus could have more freedom to read, write, argue and expand as a movement!.
Thus being able to explore with more freedom philosophy, science, theology, social reforms, etc!.Www@QuestionHome@Com