Out of politically motivated desire to oppose Charles V, Bavaria
joins the predominantly Lutheran Schmalkaldic League, despite its
being a Catholic state.
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Editors. "Bavaria joins the Schmalkaldic League despite being a Catholic state". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14474, accessed 18 November 2017.]
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