H102-2 - Absolutism and the Balance of Power

H102-2 - Absolutism and the Balance of Power - Peter the...

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Absolutism and the Balance of Power Absolutist States – “Divine Right of Kings” - France – Bourbons ( Louis XIV ) – Versailles ‘system’; - control of press, religion, politics - Prussia – Hohenzollerns (Frederick I) - Junkers (nobles); main focus on army - Austria – Habsburgs (Leopold I) – more limited absolutism - Russia – Romanovs (
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Unformatted text preview: Peter the Great ) St. Petersburg; -huge socio-political changes new bureaucratic, absolutist order (serfs oppressed) Non-absolutist States Constitutional Structures-Dutch Republic commercial oligarchy-England constitutional monarchy Glorious Revolution (1688); Bill of...
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