We the People/ AD 1600 to AD 1800 / Democracy, Christendom's Unintended Achievement / Volume Ten of The Christians: Their First Two Thousand Years History Series
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Volume 10: A.D. 1600 to 1800
Democracy: Christendom’s unintended achievement
The Reformation era ended with the Thirty Years’ War, a civil struggle that devastated most of Germany and much of central Europe. That catastrophe, with a parallel civil war in Britain, demonstrated the impossibility of forcing religious belief on human beings. The idea now slowly developed of religious tolerance under a secular state. That strange concept – central to the new era known as the Enlightenment – would find its first and in many ways finest form in a new nation, born in rebellion and experimentation, across the seas: the United States of America.