- a former province in NW Germany, now a part of North Rhine-Westphalia: treaty ending the Thirty Years' War 1648.
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Start out with that so you understand what happened, beginning with the Treaty of Westphalia.McCain’s 13 Favorite Soldiers
November 11, 2014
I propose three explanations—diagnoses—for what ails climate politics: First, what I call the “cancer of Westphalia.”The Big Idea: Why Are Climate Change Negotiations Failing?
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July 12, 2013
The general went to Westphalia, and she was soon to go into the country.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
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This was what he did when he wrote to the burghers of Herford in Westphalia.Deaconesses in Europe
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A disease of the head and neck destroyed almost all the cats in Westphalia.Zoonomia, Vol. II
Into this life Germany had sunk, from the peace of Westphalia.
But the peace of Westphalia soon put an end to the struggle.
- a historic region of NW Germany, now mostly in the state of North Rhine-WestphaliaGerman name: Westfalen
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