1568 - 1648 Dutch Revolt

The Dutch Revolt (1568–1648) was the revolt of the northern, largely Protestant Seven Provinces of the Low Countries. As Dutch armies fought against the rule of the Roman Catholic Habsburg King Philip II of Spain.

The Dutch Revolt is considered the Dutch War of Independence. Focus of the latter phase was to gain official recognition. Of the already de facto independence of the United Provinces. This phase coincided with the rise of the Dutch Republic as a major power and the founding of the Dutch Empire.

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