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Western Civ Notes - Western Civ Notes- 7/1 1715: Great...

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Western Civ Notes- 7/1 1715: Great Change of Being Started in the Middle Ages- “Divine Intervention” Everything started “flowing from God” Considered a hierarchy. (very deterministic) Lack of social ability to move around the hierarchy. o Aristocrats make bad decisions. o Intellectual people become influential. YOU       can change your destiny (belief towards the end of the 18 th  century. Social Hierarchy Rural o Most people are farmers (75%) o Few aristocrats- control wealth and land  (~3%) o They monopolize the political aspects as well. Urban o Capitalists- Urban elite, more sophisticated. o Most are shopkeepers (people who have a family business and practice a  specialized craft). o Laborers- Keep looking for work in stores day to day. o Beggars- Usually beg and/or steal. Demographic Revolution
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