A friend sent me a link to the following cartoon, which might be the only one I’ve ever seen that references Westphalia. It doesn’t reference the Peace of Westphalia specifically, but it does refer to “Westphalian sovereignty,” which is the thing most people have associated with Westphalia in the past hundred years or so. I can’t be too disappointed; it’s popular culture, after all, it’s hardly going to be on the cutting edge of research. But I will know when I have made a difference when someone comes out with a cartoon about Westphalia that does not reference non-intervention and strict sovereignty.
Written by dcroxton
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