Your main posting this week is a short essay. Typically, a short essay has an introductory paragraph, three or four paragraphs or so of main points with supporting evidence, and a concluding paragraph. See the grading guide in Course Documents for more details. Why was the Thirty Years’ War fought? To what extent did politics determine the outcome of the war? Discuss the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. Could matters have been resolved without war?