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This is about the Protestant Reformation i believed that it has always existed strictly as a political event Politics and Religion Political and social struggles causes many religious uprising Even though Religious Reformations are major breakthroughs in the Catholic Church its premises remained strictly as a political event Protestantism was a technique used by noble princes as well as emperors to break away from the control of the Catholic Church and also a reason to gain dominancy over other nations However the foremost reason that Reformations remains primarily as a political event is because it served as a reason for conflict between church and state The first reason that the Reformation was a political event was the alliance between religious group and the state Protestant groups especially Lutherans and Calvinists sided with national authorities to create international political upheaval One mentionable historical event was the Hapsburg-Valois War To gain control of Italy and the Burgundian realms Francis I of France being a Catholic did not hesitate to form an alliance with the Protestants in his objective to crush Charles V Holy Roman Emperor the fall heir of the Burgundian territories On the other hand the Protestant card was also played by Charles when he repressed Francis with the help of the Henry VIII head of the Church of England Thus this showed that Protestants during the Reformation was created ideally to and was manipulated by strong political powers in their conquest to gain dominancy over other states Another reason for the governmental event was its usage by the noble princes to gain political freedom for their states by breaking away from the control of the supreme governer What was a religious struggles between the Protestants and the Church became a movement towards a politically freed state One example would be the internal conflict between Charles V and his German princes and their states During the disorder of the Reformation princes were
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