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The treaty of Westphalia came about in the 17th century as Europeans grew weary of the brutal wars of religion that had plagued the continent. The three most important tenets relating to the establishment of a Christian nation in the current U.S. were as follows:
- All parties would recognize the Peace of Augsburg of 1555, in which each prince would have the right to determine the religion of his own state, the options being Catholicism, Lutheranism, and now Calvinism (the principle of cuius regio, eius religio).
- Christians living in principalities where their denomination was not the established church were guaranteed the right to practice their faith in public during allotted hours and in private at their will.
- General recognition of the exclusive sovereignty of each party over its lands, people, and agents abroad, and responsibility for the warlike acts of…
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