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Chp. 5 Vocab.

Key Terms

TermDefinition
Phillip II Charles V's Son ; Inherited Spain
Absolute Monarch A king or queen who has unlimited power and seeks to control all aspects of society
Divine Right The idea that God created the monarchy and that the monarch acted as God's representative on earth
Edict of Nantes The declaration of religious toleration
Cardinal Richelieu Ruler Of France
Skepticism The idea that nothing can ever be known for certain
Louis XIV Most powerful ruler in french history
Intendant A french government official appointed by the monarch to collect taxes
Jean Baptiste Colbert Louis XIV's minister of finance
War of the Spanish Succession A conflict, 1701-1713, in which a number of European states fought to prevent the Bourbon family from controlling Spain as well as France
Thirty Years' War A conflict over religion, over territory, and for power among European ruling families
Maria Theresa Charles eldest daughter ; Heir to all his Hapsburg territories
Frederick the Great Frederick Williams' son ; the prince
Seven Years' War A conflict in Europe, North America, and India, lasting from 1756-1763, in which the forces of Britain and Prussia battled those of Austria, France, Russia, and other countries
Ivan the Terrible Came to the throne in 1533, when he was 3 years old
Bougars Russia's landowning nobles
Peter the Great One of Russia's greatest reformers
Westernization An adoption of the social, political,cor economic institutions of Western, especially Europe or American countries
Charles I James I's Son ; Took the throne
English Civil War Conflict, 1642-1649, Puritan supporters of Parliament battled support of England's monarchy
Oliver Cromwell A general founded by Puritans
Restoration Period of Charles !!'s rule over England
Habas Corpus Parliament's important guidance of freedom
Glorious Revolution Bloodless overthrow of the English King, James II, and his replacement by William and Mary
Constitutional Monarchy Where laws limited the ruler's power
Cabinet A group of advisors or ministers chosen by the head of a country to help make government decisions
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