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SS102 Lect 1 - 19 - 11 - I II III The Evolution of National...

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I. The Evolution of National Monarchies 1. Eliminating competition 1.i. Replaced the church and local authorities with the royal authority such as the king and his officials. 2. Centralizing power 2.i. Rational bureaucracies. 2.ii. Arranged in hierarchies of authority 3. Controlling the economy 3.i. Tax policies 3.ii. Gov involvement in business 4. Modifying popular loyalties 4.i. Need people to think they were subjects of royal gov II. Reformation Turmoil and the Need for Stability 1. Elizabeth I (1558 – 1603) 1.i. Everyone believed that her rule would be a disaster 1.ii. Highly rational ruler 1.ii.1. Goal oriented 1.ii.2. Providing an effective and stable gov to keep England united and safe 1.ii.3. Staff in gov were people she could trust 1.ii.4. Strengthened economy 1.iii. Machiavellianism in Practice 1.iii.1. She was feared and loved 1.iii.2. Appeared unpredictable, keep people guessing about her next move 1.iii.3. Had to seize fortune by the throat and take advantage of the opportunity 1.iv. When she died, England was a super power
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course CGS 102 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '09 term at BU.

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SS102 Lect 1 - 19 - 11 - I II III The Evolution of National...

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