• MOHAMAD ZREIK Central China Normal University


westphalia peace, history, international relations, Europe


This paper addresses the Westphalia peace, which came after the Thirty Years War as a solution to the crisis among European groups. European history as a whole is black and has many wars, in addition to the division between religious groups such as Protestants and Catholics. The Westphalia peace came to lay the foundation for a modern European state, it helped the emergence of international law, which was based on many international principles and laws that regulate international relations between states in order to control the deteriorating situation and prevent the use of power. It stressed the principle of international balance and made it a necessity, and thus this principle will create a balance between States and prevent the use of the policy of violence and power and domination in international relations. This paper has been divided into historical parts, beginning with European history before the Treaty of Westphalia and focusing on the Thirty Years War, and then identifying what the Westphalia peace was and what it produced.


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How to Cite

ZREIK, M. (2021). THE WESTPHALIA PEACE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE MODERN EUROPRAN STATE. Quantum Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(1), 1–16. Retrieved from