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The Habsburg Arrival

Bohemia was being ruled by absent kings after George's death till 1526, when the throne was claimed by the Habsburgs. This vehemently Catholic dynasty governed over the remnants of Rome's Holy Empire, and concentrated their efforts on guarding their borders with Europe against the significant threat from the Ottomans. At this time, the Protestant religion had developed into a potent influence, and Bohemia's serious religious factions were just another problem that they had to contend with.

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