"No. The War of Spanish Succession was fought to stop the potential unifying of the Spanish and French thrones under the same ruler in the future.It was thus a dynastic and political war. The Thirty Years War began as a religious struggle,the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II attempting to enforce Catholicism as the major religion throughout his lands.France,which was backing the Protestants so as to prevent encirclement by the Hapsburgs (who ruled Spain and the Holy Roman Empire),was forced to join the war directly in 1635,following the destruction of the Swedish army at Nordlingen (1634),and the 1635 Peace of Prague,under which most Protestant princes inside the Holy Roman Empire made peace with the emperor. So,the wars were fought for different political reasons and had different factors at their roots."
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