Asked by Marthe Van Gorder on Jul 10, 2024



In 1648, the Peace of Westphalia, with its recognition of religious freedom, served to validate what?

A) Spanish colonialism
B) Protestantism
C) Free trade
D) Islam

Peace Of Westphalia

A series of peace treaties signed between May and October 1648 in the Westphalian cities of Osnabrück and Münster, effectively ending the Thirty Years' War in the Holy Roman Empire and the Eighty Years' War between Spain and the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.

Religious Freedom

The right of individuals to practice any religion of their choice, or none, without government interference.


A division of Christianity that originated with the Reformation, a movement against what its followers perceived to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church.

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Jenna Tokash

7 days ago

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Explanation :
The Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years' War in 1648, recognized the principle of cuius regio, eius religio, allowing rulers to determine their state's religion, thereby validating Protestantism alongside Catholicism in Europe.