Unformatted text preview: -Frederick William I- promoted the evolution of Prussia’s civil bureaucracy -established General Directory to do so - produced the fourth largest army- Frederick the Great- well educated- granted limited freedom of speech and complete religious tolerance- took a great interest in military affairs (used it more often) b. THE AUSTRIAN EMPIRE OF THE HASBURGS- Empress Maria Theresa- managed to make administrative reforms that helped centralized the Austrian Empire-Joseph II- abolished serfdom, established principle of equality through all law- complete religious tolerance; restriction on Catholic church- proved overwhelming for Austria; failed c. RUSSIA UNDER CATHERINE THE GREAT- Catherine II- Peter III’s wife- Instruction- question serfdom, death penalty, advocated equality for all people in law- favored landed nobility; leading to rebellion- Emelyan Pugachev- led a rebellion that soon spread across Russia (crushed)...
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- Fall '08
- Maria Theresa of Austria, Frederick II of Prussia, Catherine II of Russia, Louis XV, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, A. Enlightened Absolutism