Friday, July 28, 2006
Spanish Civil War
Another view of the Spanish Civil War. I don't offer it to be critical. It is mainly relevant to show how the Eurpean elites clung to a nation state (balance)hope for peace really based on the situation created by the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia in spite of evidence and still do. By prolonging the 30 Years War and in weakening the Catholic, but also with a small "c" for ruling many different cultural/religous areas, King of Spain and Austria, this was Cardinal Richelieu's creation to uplift, in spite of the terrible suffering and death it caused, the King of France. On Richelieu's death the Pope is reported to have said, "If there is no G-d, he (Richelieu) did quite well for himself. If there is, he will have a lot to answer for."