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  •  But So Did the French! (4+ / 0-)

    In the lo-o-ong sectarian war which capped off the fight between the Roman Catholic Church and the various Protestant religions, the very Roman Catholic French sided with the Protestants as well.  In fact, the French, under that red-robed Cardinal de Richeliu stepped in to opposed the Catholic powers at the time that Protestant Swedes were starting to abandon the field due to the death of their King Gustavus Adolphus on the battlefield at Luetzen.  France went on to challenge both Roman Catholic Spain and Holy Roman Empire, centered in Austria, until the end of the wars with the Treaty of Westphalia.

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 04:59:28 PM PST

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    •  Ahh the Holy Roman Empire… (3+ / 0-)

      …that was neither Holy, Roman, nor an Empire. Founded in 800 when Pope Leo III crowned Charlemange the Imperator Romanorum (not to be confused with the Imperator Romanum who sat on the throne in Constantinople). Charlemange is looked upon by both the French as the founder of the French nation and by the Germans as the creator of the First Reich.

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      by DemSign on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:34:02 PM PST

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