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Monachy and Absolutism

Absolutism Unlimited control or power
Divine Right It asserts that a monarch is subject to no earthly authority, deriving his right to rule directly from the will of God.
Phillip II Inherited Spain from father.Sought to strengthen power by war, colonies, and the Catholic ReformationWeakened Spain by incessant wars and poor economic choices
Cardinal Richelieu Regent (1624-1642) for Louis XIII (1610-1643)broke the power nobles and Protestants by destroying walled cities and castlesUsed the middle class for government jobs.Challenged Hapsburg power by intervening Thirty Year War
Louis XVI assumed full control at age 23.Worked long hours to strengthen FranceRestored economy via mechanismBuilder of the palace of Versailles
Ferdinand II
Thirty Years war
Created by: Horus