Western Civilization 1648 to the Present_Cruz_Date_031110

Western Civilization 1648 to the Present_Cruz_Date_031110 -...

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Enlightenment Enlightened Despotism Catherine the Great o 1762-1796 o Came to power because her husband was assassinated o German Princess o Second major attempt to modernize the old regime in Russia o She tried to modernize Russia Established the Grand Commission in Moscow A consultative parliament Composed 652 persons Formed plans to expand education Improve Russian Agriculture by softening power which Russian lords had over their peasants *All attempts above ended in failure Rebellion By serfs showed that it was very difficult to change Russia Failed Joseph II o Emperor of Austria o 1778-1790
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Most radical Enlightened Despot o Abolished serfdom o A lot of freedom for subjects o Encouraged the printing of books and the patronage of the arts o In favor of religious freedom Frederick the Great o Prussia o 1740-1786 o Implemented educational programs to extend education to Prussian Society o Prussia became a powerful well ruled nation o Economic Reform Tax reform o Modernized army to become the most powerful in Europe Voltaire’s Candide o Themes Impossible Love Religion Candide talks to King of El Dorodo who says that his people worship more than one God El Dorodo represents the ideal world
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