Kathryn Drake posted Nov 22, 2018 5:16 PM
I selected the Wars of Religion. The cause of the Religious Wars was obviously religious
freedom, but more specifically the freedom to practice the religion of one’s choice rather
than be forced to conform to the religion of the ruler. Germany, France and the
Netherlands each had their own unique aspects to the solution of the wars. France’s war
lasted longer than the others and contained a period of “warfare and massacre”
(Frassetto). Henry of Navarre disapproved of Catholicism and essentially declared war
against it that ended up being something that could not be controlled. The war eventually
ended when Henry won the throne and accepted Catholicism. (Frassetto)
I think that a modern social conflict that has similar characteristics to the Wars of
Religion would be the increasing awareness of the LGBT community. In a way, people
that are a part of this community have been expected to hide differences in their
preferences in order to fit in with the “majority”. This has caused small and large scale
problems that are still being fought. People feel that rights that they should have are being
violated, but progress is being made as it becomes more socially acceptable to be a
member of this community.
Hello Kathryn Drake
Kathryn I really like your choice about the War of Religion. It is true that
religious freedom was the cause of the Religious War. The freedom to religion practice
was the specifically the real cause of the war. Your argument that France, Germany, and
Netherland had their exceptional means to solve the war is profound and true.
Nevertheless, Henry of Navarre condemned of Catholicism and basically declared war
against it that culminated into something that got out of control. Kathryn I agree with
your view that modern social conflict holds similar aspects to the War of the Religion.
Reyna Vigil posted Nov 22, 2018 7:3...