AUSTRIAN MUSKETEERS AND PIKEMEN
For almost the entire lifetime of the Habsburg Empire it suffered from the disparate nature of its lands and peoples. The rise of Protestantism in the 16th century merely added one more explosive element to the volatile mix, and at various times during the first half of the following century the Empire had to deal with rebellions within its borders, particularly when Emperor Ferdinand II tried to impose Catholicism on all his subjects. Intermittent war with the neighbouring Ottoman Empire also occupied Imperial troops, but the dominating event of the period was the Thirty Years War, when rebellion at home drew intervention from France, Spain, Sweden and others. These then are the conflicts in which these soldiers were involved.
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