Protestant Power

Wednesday, 8. March 2017

However, the cost of sustaining the operations of Wallenstein was exorbitant, so it must give to the company and with the victory, must return to Germany. The Wallenstein problem and peace of Lubeck the disastrous Danish campaign undermined until the last hope of the Protestant community. Early in 1629, worried about the possibility of losing the throne and the country, King Christian IV is practically obliged to start peace negotiations. The peace of Lubeck, signed June 7, 1629, gives you the possibility of retaining his Kingdom but affects other countries, all shipped in separate struggles of religious and territorial domain which is clear, Germany triumphed. After the calm, they say, comes the storm.

That step also for Fernando II, alarmed at the growing power of its maximum general Wallenstein, winner of the war. The power of its military force, consisting of 125,000 men, alarmed the nation. To the relief of the country, Wallenstein license his forces although in practice, just simply an order to reunite them again. Such was the proportion of this military figure reached, Fernando II, already become a toy in his hands, using their last forces to achieve an old Catholic longing: the return of land usurped from 1555 by the Protestants. However, before you should give legality to the operation. If earlier emerged desaprobatorias voices to your measurements, this time nobody would dare confront. On March 6, 1629, the Emperor promulgates his edict of restitution by which all wealth obtained by the Protestants in more than half a century, were returning to Catholic power. Protestantism, impotent and on the verge of their impetus, was hurt of death.

Very soon the Wallenstein problem would take enormous proportions. Were not already few voices who accused, falsely in reality, to conclude with other Czech German princes to make power. The fear derived by enormous military force which possessed, Fernando II led to commit a risky maneuver: dismiss it.

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