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Unformatted text preview: History Notes 11/29/05 Unit V - Europe before the French Revolution and the Enlightenment Ch. 5: "The Transformation of Eastern Europe" Section 23: (3 Aging Empires) * The Holy Roman Empire * The Ottoman Empire * The Republic Poland Prussia, Austria, and Russia - Politically Soft * These are massive areas, no real central governments, very diverse in ethnicity - eventually disappear from the map * Eastern Europe - Under Examination * Western Europe - Advancements are developing during this time * Eastern Europe is lagging behind ( severely lagging in advancement ) * It wont be until 1861 that the Czar of Russia ends slavery * Modern clearly defined nation states - significant cultural advancement * Commercial Revolution - Middle Class * Eastern Europe - Not much of a middle class - not a whole lot in the area of cultural advancement * Mini Chart * * The Holy Roman Empire- The Enlightenment Philosopher - Voltaire - Neither Holy, Roman, or an Empire * Is considered a monstrosity - it was virtually ruined by Wars of Religion * The wars left the Empire divided * Non-nationalistic...
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- Fall '06
- AP European History