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reconstituted early modern Holy Roman Empire, now firmly seated with the Austrian Hapsburgs. In 1555, towards the end of his life, the Emperor Charles V willed the region to the Spanish Hapsburgs. A century later, the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 divided the territory into the Protestant Northern Provinces, the

(each of these religions has over 1 million followers). Additionally, Hong Kong is home to 480,000 Protestants, 379,000 Catholics, 300,000 Muslims, 100,000 Hindus, 12,000 Sikhs, and other smaller religious communities. For more information, please visit:

, and air forces).[3] Canadian Armed Forces: Religion Canada has no state religion. On the 2011 census, about 39% of Canadians identified themselves as Catholic, 27% as Protestant, 24% as unaffiliated, and 9% as other.[4] [1] Elections Canada, http

freedom of religion.Constitution of the DRC, Article 22 (2005). About 50% of the population identifies as Roman Catholic with 20% identifying as Protestant, 10% as Kimbanguist, 10% as Muslim, and another 10% as various sects and indigenous beliefs.CIA World Factbook,

and Jewish communities. The diffusion and complexity of this approach become apparent where one contemplates the existence of six distinct Catholic sects, four Orthodox sects and a recognized Protestant rite. There is then a single Jewish authority and three Islamic sects (Sunni, Shi’a and Druze

creation of imperial Russian legislation, had little long-term influence on a predominantly Protestant population. Information on legal developments during the 20 years of Estonia’s first period of independence is sparse. It appears that changes, concentrating on public and constitutional laws, mirrored

in Mongolia, Sinkiang and Iran. Further difficulties can be traced to a variety of religious persuasions: Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Moslem (of the Sunni sect, members of the Hanifite school). Nevertheless, the nation appears bent on unifying its natural populations

Citizenship Laws Handbook: Strategic information and Basic Laws (USA International Business Publications, 2013).  Religion & Military France’s attitude towards religion has been shaped by the numerous wars of religion that ravaged the country. Protestants were persecuted during the sixteenth and seventeenth

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iii who ruled from 1440–1483 was the last emperor crowned in Rome by the Pope. The weakening of the ecclesiastical order, which was accelerated by the Protestant Reformation, encouraged the development of a new source of authority to govern states that was based in law rather than papal decree. 27

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war in Eastern Orthodox Christianity by Yuri Stoyanov in chapter 7; norms of war in Protestant Christianity by Valerie Morkevicius in chapter 8; norms of war in Shia Islam by Davood Feirahi in 5 C.G. Weeramantry, Universalising International Law (2004), at 15. Book Review / International