the green triangles. On, the New York Times reported that the expected increase in prostitution activity around the World Cup had not taken place. The Federal Republic of Germany claimed a mandate for all of Germany. In 1917, during the First World War, Brest was used as the port for many of the troops coming from the United States. The cardinal then read a decree of Gregory XII which convoked the council, thereupon, the Bishops voted to accept the summons. By the late Middle Ages, about one quarter of Konstanzs 6,000 inhabitants were exempt from taxation on account of clerical rights, trade thrived during the Middle Ages. The Roman Catholic Church responded with a Counter-Reformation initiated by the Council of Trent, much work in battling Protestantism was done by the well-organised new order of the Jesuits.