A century 1650 - SIX MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS THINK ABOUT HOW...

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Unformatted text preview: SIX MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS THINK ABOUT HOW THEY CONNECT. KNOW THEM. 1608 The Protestant Union  1609 The Catholic League Ferdinand II is the spark He is a Hapsburg of the Austrian Empire! And the HRE! Closes Protestant churches 1618-1648-30 Years War! Protestant Princes fight the HRE What turns the tide? Sweden and France join the Protestants! Result: PEACE OF WESTPHALIA Devastates econ. of Germanies France gets some German lands German area is free of HRE MOST IMPORTANT: BEGINNING OF TRUE “STATE SYSTEM” 30 Years War Prussia  Hohenzollern family  Frederick William I “The Soldier’s King”  Created a strong, but very honest bureaucracy  Permanent standing army Austria  Hapsburg Family  30 Years War failed, so turned east and inward to rebuild  Permanent, standing army  Move into Hungary and Transylvania COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE  From New World:Gold,silver,chocolate, sugar, tobacco, peanuts,spices,potatoes, (slavery becomes an issue…)  To New World: Diseases, horses, sheep, pigs, Christianity, technology, coffee…  Cash flows, standard of living up 700%! CAPITALISM!CAPITALISM!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2011 for the course GEO 111 taught by Professor Yates during the Winter '08 term at Grand Valley State.

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A century 1650 - SIX MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS THINK ABOUT HOW...

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