In 1618, when the future Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II, in his role as king of Bohemia, attempted to impose Roman Catholic absolutism on his domains, and the Protestant nobles of both Bohemia and Austria rose up in rebellion. However, as the war evolved, it became less about religion and more about which group would ultimately govern Europe. Eventually in 1648, the Treaty of Westphalia ended the 30-years-long war with nearly 8 million casualties and irrecoverably changed the map of Europe.
In our Joint Crisis Committee of this year's edition of BBALMUN, the conflict between Imperial and anti-Imperial over the religious dominance over the Holy Roman Empire will continue until delegates from one side will get the upper hand by writing potent directives. Will you be able to conquer the Holy Roman Empire for the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, only time will tell.