History UsefulNotes / ThirtyYearsWar

28th Sep '16 1:25:41 PM MeekGazelle
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* According to the opening narration, ''Film/{{Krabat}}'' (2006) takes place at the time of the Thirty Years War, although the movie never gives much evidence of this.

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* According to the opening narration, ''Film/{{Krabat}}'' (2006) takes place at the time of the Thirty Years War, although the movie never gives much evidence of this.
this. The novel it's based on was set during UsefulNotes/TheGreatNorthernWar.
26th Sep '16 12:46:43 AM Random888
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* In an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Jack mentions the Defenestration of Prague when trying to explain to Liz who the Hapsburgs are.

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22nd Sep '16 9:37:00 PM Saveelich
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cossacks}}'': A DLC pack for ''Cossacks: Backs to War'' (an expansion pack to ''VideoGame/CossacksEuropeanWars'') has a campaign allowing the player to play as the French in the war. In addition, there are several multiplayer scenarios dramatising key battles in this conflict.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cossacks}}'': Parts of this war are covered in the French campaign of ''[[VideoGame/CossacksEuropeanWars European Wars]]''. A DLC pack for ''Cossacks: Backs ''Back to War'' (an (the second expansion pack to ''VideoGame/CossacksEuropeanWars'') ''European Wars'') has a campaign allowing the player to play as the French in the war. In addition, there are several multiplayer scenarios dramatising key battles in this conflict.
21st Sep '16 11:01:00 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cossacks}}'': A DLC pack for ''Cossacks: Backs to War'' (an expansion pack to '': European Wars'') has a campaign allowing the player to play as the French in the war. In addition, there are several multiplayer scenarios dramatising key battles in this conflict.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cossacks}}'': A DLC pack for ''Cossacks: Backs to War'' (an expansion pack to '': European Wars'') ''VideoGame/CossacksEuropeanWars'') has a campaign allowing the player to play as the French in the war. In addition, there are several multiplayer scenarios dramatising key battles in this conflict.
20th Sep '16 10:16:10 PM jormis29
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* A DLC pack for ''Cossacks: Backs to War'' (an expansion pack to ''Cossacks: European Wars'') has a campaign allowing the player to play as the French in the war. In addition, there are several multiplayer scenarios dramatising key battles in this conflict.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cossacks}}'': A DLC pack for ''Cossacks: Backs to War'' (an expansion pack to ''Cossacks: '': European Wars'') has a campaign allowing the player to play as the French in the war. In addition, there are several multiplayer scenarios dramatising key battles in this conflict.
16th Sep '16 11:17:25 AM Morgenthaler
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The back end of the war is largely concurrent with the beginning of the EnglishCivilWar, which had similarly wide-ranging long-term effects (for entirely unrelated reasons).

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The back end of the war is largely concurrent with the beginning of the EnglishCivilWar, UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar, which had similarly wide-ranging long-term effects (for entirely unrelated reasons).
4th Sep '16 5:04:10 AM Morgenthaler
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Some historians argue that, even compared to the wars of the twentieth century, it remains the most destructive war in European history in terms of its proportionate death toll and the degree of economic damage and social mayhem relative to the state of society before it. The unprecedented level of destruction stemmed from the way the war was fought continuously and entirely by very large mercenary armies operating without supply lines. Mercenaries were used so exclusively because the new, more effective gunpowder weapons (particularly the flintlock musket) in combination with the perfection of the pike-and-shot system[[note]]Pikes and other forms of "pointy stick" warfare were not yet obsolete at this point in time. That only came with the discovery of a way to turn a musket into a pointy stick--the bayonet--which only became widespread in the last quarter of the 17th century, long after the end of this particular war. For details, see [[Analysis/FantasyGunControl the Analysis page]] for FantasyGunControl.[[/note]] had made the old knight-based model of warfare obsolete nearly two hundred years ago by this point, and yet nobody had figured out the modern model of professional armies yet.[[note]]Gunpowder weapons had existed in Europe since at least the 15th century; however, actual gunpowder weapons and tactics had changed dramatically. Technically, Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli ''had'' figured out the rough outlines of the model--he advocated for armies composed solely of citizens of the state in question, although he envisioned it as a militia of all able-bodied male citizens in the style of TheRomanRepublic rather than a professional force--but nobody listened to him.[[/note]] Missing a payment would mean your armies switched over to your enemy. The soldiers themselves were conscripted. An army would come to town and say, "every man here joins us or we hang you". The ones who joined had to loot farms and towns in order to survive since armies march on their stomachs. Often an entire town had to pool their gold, and bribe the invading army to go away (of course sometimes they'd just take the money and loot anyway).

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Some historians argue that, even compared to the wars of the twentieth century, it remains the most destructive war in European history in terms of its proportionate death toll and the degree of economic damage and social mayhem relative to the state of society before it. The unprecedented level of destruction stemmed from the way the war was fought continuously and entirely by very large mercenary armies operating without supply lines. Mercenaries were used so exclusively because the new, more effective gunpowder weapons (particularly the flintlock musket) in combination with the perfection of the pike-and-shot system[[note]]Pikes and other forms of "pointy stick" warfare were not yet obsolete at this point in time. That only came with the discovery of a way to turn a musket into a pointy stick--the bayonet--which only became widespread in the last quarter of the 17th century, long after the end of this particular war. For details, see [[Analysis/FantasyGunControl the Analysis page]] for FantasyGunControl.[[/note]] had made the old knight-based model of warfare obsolete nearly two hundred years ago by this point, and yet nobody had figured out the modern model of professional armies yet.[[note]]Gunpowder weapons had existed in Europe since at least the 15th century; however, actual gunpowder weapons and tactics had changed dramatically. Technically, Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli ''had'' figured out the rough outlines of the model--he advocated for armies composed solely of citizens of the state in question, although he envisioned it as a militia of all able-bodied male citizens in the style of TheRomanRepublic UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic rather than a professional force--but nobody listened to him.[[/note]] Missing a payment would mean your armies switched over to your enemy. The soldiers themselves were conscripted. An army would come to town and say, "every man here joins us or we hang you". The ones who joined had to loot farms and towns in order to survive since armies march on their stomachs. Often an entire town had to pool their gold, and bribe the invading army to go away (of course sometimes they'd just take the money and loot anyway).
3rd Sep '16 11:28:21 AM Morgenthaler
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Massive European war raging from 1618 to 1648 (although the [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] continued fighting the [[UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} Spanish]] for a bit longer), involving, directly or indirectly, just about every European power in some fashion. It is usually considered to be the longest recorded continuous war (UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar had a couple of interruptions, as did UsefulNotes/TheEightyYearsWar), and in its time was one of the bloodiest wars recorded in history. It was mainly (though not exclusively) fought within the HolyRomanEmpire. It was devastating to the Empire: Most estimates suggest one ''third'' of Germans died in the war.

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Massive European war raging from 1618 to 1648 (although the [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] continued fighting the [[UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} Spanish]] for a bit longer), involving, directly or indirectly, just about every European power in some fashion. It is usually considered to be the longest recorded continuous war (UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar had a couple of interruptions, as did UsefulNotes/TheEightyYearsWar), and in its time was one of the bloodiest wars recorded in history. It was mainly (though not exclusively) fought within the HolyRomanEmpire.UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire. It was devastating to the Empire: Most estimates suggest one ''third'' of Germans died in the war.
13th Aug '16 12:34:50 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Theatre/{{Wallenstein}}'' trilogy of dramas by [[DichterUndDenker Friedrich Schiller]].

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* The ''Theatre/{{Wallenstein}}'' trilogy of dramas by [[DichterUndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Friedrich Schiller]].
11th Aug '16 8:11:04 AM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:264:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Thirty_Years_War_7284.JPG]]
[[caption-width-right:264: [- Wallenstein's order to Pappenheim to intervene in the battle of Lützen, where both he and Gustavus Adolphus were killed. The order is stained with Pappenheim's blood. -] ]]




[[quoteright:264:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Thirty_Years_War_7284.JPG]]
[[caption-width-right:264: [- Wallenstein's order to Pappenheim to intervene in the battle of Lützen, where both he and Gustavus Adolphus were killed. The order is stained with Pappenheim's blood. -] ]]



-->"The name was chosen after the title of Hermann Löns' novel, ''Der Wehrwolf'' (1910). Set in the Celle region, Lower Saxony, during the Thirty Years' War (1618�48), the novel concerns a peasant, Harm Wulf, who after his family is killed by marauding soldiers, organises his neighbours into a militia who pursue the soldiers mercilessly and execute any they capture, referring to themselves as ''Wehrwölfe'' ("Defense-wolves"). Löns said that the title was a dual reference to the fact that the peasants put up a fight (''sich '''wehr'''en'') and to the protagonist's surname of Wulf, but it also had obvious connotations with the word ''[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werwölfe]]'' in that Wulf's men came to enjoy killing. While not himself a Nazi (he died in 1914), Löns' work was popular with the German far right, and the Nazis celebrated his work. Indeed, Celle's local newspaper began serialising ''Der Wehrwolf'' in January 1945."

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-->"The name was chosen after the title of Hermann Löns' novel, ''Der Wehrwolf'' (1910). Set in the Celle region, Lower Saxony, during the Thirty Years' War (1618�48), (1618-48), the novel concerns a peasant, Harm Wulf, who after his family is killed by marauding soldiers, organises his neighbours into a militia who pursue the soldiers mercilessly and execute any they capture, referring to themselves as ''Wehrwölfe'' ("Defense-wolves"). Löns said that the title was a dual reference to the fact that the peasants put up a fight (''sich '''wehr'''en'') and to the protagonist's surname of Wulf, but it also had obvious connotations with the word ''[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werwölfe]]'' in that Wulf's men came to enjoy killing. While not himself a Nazi (he died in 1914), Löns' work was popular with the German far right, and the Nazis celebrated his work. Indeed, Celle's local newspaper began serialising ''Der Wehrwolf'' in January 1945."



* ''EuropaUniversalis'' includes this era and has a bookmark to start in the Thirty Years' War.

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* ''EuropaUniversalis'' ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' includes this era and has a bookmark to start in the Thirty Years' War.
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