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History Lecture 13 - One permanent feature of the international order was the Hapsburg (Spain and Austrian monarchies) and French confrontations. It was a permanent standing confrontation. - Between 1755-56 the permanent feature of the international constellation was transformed once and for all. They made their peace once and for all in 1756. The reconciliation turned out to be profound. - The compromise was all the work of the diplomatic incompetence of Frederick the Great that brought together this European alignment. - Prussia was a fragile power with a very weak territorial foundation. Its land was scattered across all of Europe. Separated from Prussia was the central bloc of Prussian territory, where Brandenburg and Silesia lay. (In Central Eastern Europe). Brandenburg and Silesia were the most important. - Mark was one of the territories owned by Prussia. Prussia was a fragmented country. There were common lawsuits. The military power of Prussia was disproportioned of the population of the countries. - Unquestionably Prussia was vulnerable. Prussia was the one great power that had all of the other great powers in its name. In public, Frederick the Great talked big: “Friend, who would have thought that destiny would have chosen a poet to topple the political system of Europe and to turn upside down the political combination of its rulers.” 1740. -
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