One result of the war was the division of Germany into many territories — all of which, despite their membership in the Empire, won de facto sovereignty. This limited the power of the Holy Roman Empire and decentralized German power. The Thirty Years' War rearranged the European power structure.
Then, what is the Peace of Westphalia What did it accomplish?
Peace of Westphalia, European settlements of 1648, which brought to an end the Eighty Years' War between Spain and the Dutch and the German phase of the Thirty Years' War. The peace was negotiated, from 1644, in the Westphalian towns of Münster and Osnabrück. The Spanish-Dutch treaty was signed on January 30, 1648.
What is the significance of the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648?
The treaty of westephalia was signed between may and October 1648. It helps in ending the 30 years war(1618-1648) in Roman empire and 80 years war(1568-1648) between Spain and Dutch. After the peace of Westphalia, Spain recognised independence of Dutch republic.
How did the Peace of Westphalia affect the Holy Roman Empire?
The Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years' War. It stated that all German states, including the Calvinist ones, should determine their own religion. The states that made up the Holy Roman Empire were recognized as independent states, bringing an end to the Holy Roman Empire as a political entity.