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203318415Absolutismsovereignty embodied in person of ruler; Hobbes-biggest advocate
203318416Totalitarianism20th century phenomenon that seeks to direct all facets of a state's culture in the state's interest
203318417Cardinal Richelieubecame President of the Council of Ministers and the first minister of French crown under Louis XIII in 1624. Died in 1642.
203318418Louis XIII(1610-1643) influenced by Richelieu to exult French monarchy as embodiment of French state. Established absolute rule.
203318419Fronde1648-53. Brutal civil wars that struck France during the reign of Louis XIII. Caused political and economic devastation.
203318420Jules MazarinBecame a cardinal in 1641, succeeded Richelieu and dominated the power in French government. Died in 1661
203318421"Sun King"Louis XIV had the longest reign in European history. Helped France to reach its peak of absolutist development through palace at Versailles and his policies.
203318422Jean-Baptiste Colbertan advisor to Louis XIV who proved himself a financial genius who managed the entire royal administration. Proposed mercantilism as best policy for economy.
203318423Mercantilismphilosophy that a state's strength depends upon it's wealth
203318424LeviathanWritten by English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, maintained that sovereignty is ultimately derived from the people, who transfer it to the monarchy by implicit contract.
203318425John LockeBelieved people were born like blank slates and the environment shapes development, (tabula rasa). Wrote Essay Concerning Human Understanding, and Second Treatise of Government.
203318426Bill of Rights1689, no law can be suspended by the king; no taxes raised; no army maintained except by parliamentary consent. Established after The Glorious Revolution.
203318427War of Austrian Succession(1740-1748) Conflict caused by the rival claims for the dominions of the Habsburg family. Before the death of Charles VI, Holy Roman emperor and archduke of Austria, many of the European powers had guaranteed that Charles's daughter Maria Theresa would succeed him.
203318428Charles VI(r. 1711-40) Obsessed with keeping the Habsburg empire together, issued the Pragmatic Sanction. No male heir so the empire passed to Maria Theresa.
203318429Maria Theresa1740-1780 Won War of Austrian Succession after defeating Frederick II of Prussia, but losing Silesia.
203318430RomanovsRussian dynasty, started with Michael Romanov after the Time of Troubles and lasted until the revolution of 1917 and the execution of Nicholas II.
203318431BoyarsLand owning aristocracy in early Russia.
203318432VoltaireFrench, perhaps greatest Enlightenment thinker. Deist. Mixed glorification and reason with an appeal for better individuals and institutions. Wrote Candide. Believed enlightened despot best form of government.
203318433DeismGod built the universe and let it run. Clockmaker theory.
203318434The Spirit of Laws(1748) Montesquieu, about separation of powers.
203318435CapitalismEconomic theory of maintaining balance of exports and imports. The opposite of socialism and communism.
203318436MontesquieuFrench philosopher. Wrote "The Spirit of Laws". Said "Power checks power". Separation of powers. Form of government varies according to climate.
203318437CandideVoltaire, satirizing society and organized religion in Europe.
203318438The Social ContractRousseau, suggestions in reforming the political system and modeled after the Greek polis.
203318439RococoArt style that focuses on pastels, ornate interiors, and sentmental portraits.
203318440Essay Concerning Human Understanding(1690) Written by Locke, tabula rasa theory.
203318441Second Treatise of Government(1690) Written by Locke, Government created to protect life, liberty, and property.
203318442HumanitarianismPromoting human welfare and social reform.
203318443Enlightened despotEnlightened ruler. Catherine the Great, Frederick the Great.
203318444Royal Society of LondonEstablished by Charles II, purpose to help the sciences.
203318445MagyarsLand-owning aristocracy in Hungary.
203318446MuscovyA former principality in west-central Russia. Centered on Moscow, founded c. 1280 and existed as a seperate entity until the 16th century, when it was united with another principality to form the nucleus of the early Russian empire. Name was then used for the expanded territory.
203318447DvorianieEstablished by Peter the Great, they received land and control of the peasants.
203318448Frederick William the Great ElectorFirst man who made modern Prussia.
203318449HohenzollernGerman royal family who ruled Brandenburg from 1415 and later extended their control to Prussia (1525). Under Frederick I (ruled 1701-1713) the family's possessions were unified as the kingdom of Prussia.
203318450Pragmatic SanctionIssued by Charles VI of Austria in 1713 to assure his daughter Maria Theresa gained the throne.
203318451JunkersMembers of the Prussian landed aristocracy, a class formerly associated with political reaction and militarism.
203318452New Model ArmyCreated by Cromwell
203318453Thomas HobbesLeading secular exponent of absolutism and unlimited sovereignty of the state. Absolutism produced civil peace and rule of law. Tyranny is better than chaos. Claimed life was, "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." Wrote Leviathan.
203318454The Restoration(1660) Restored the English monarchy to Charles II, both Houses of Parliament were restored, established Anglican church, courts of law and local government.
203318455Oliver CromwellAs lord protector of England he used his army to control the government and constituted a military dictatorship.
203318456William LaudArchbishop of Canterbury, tried to impose elaborate ritual and rich ceremonies on all churches. Insisted on complete uniformity of the church and enforced it through the Court of High Commission.
203318457Petition of Rights(1628) Limited the power of Charles I of England. a) could not declare martial law; b) could not collect taxes; c) could not imprison people without cause; d) soldiers could not be housed without consent.
203318458ConstitutionalismLimitation of government by law, developed in times of absolutism.
203318459Peace of Utrecht1713, ended Louis XIV's attempts to gain military power and land. Marked the end of French expansionist policy. Ended the War of Spanish Succession.
203318460William of OrangeDutch prince invited to be king of England after The Glorious Revolution. Joined League of Augsburg as a foe of Louis XIV.
203318461Nicholas PoussinFrench classical painter who painted the Rape of the Sabine Women, known as the greatest French painter of the 17th century.
203318462"French Classicism"(1643-1715) Art, literature, and advancements of the age of Louis XIV.
203318463SovereigntyPossessing a monopoly over the instruments of justice.

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