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chapter 5 vocabulary

key terms

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philip II inherited spain the spanish netherlands and the american colonies.
absolute monarch kings or queens who held all of the power within their states
divine right the idea that god created the monarchy and that the monarch as god representative
edict of Nantes declaration in which the french king henry IV promised that protestants could live in peace in france
Cardinal Richelieu became in effect the ruler on france
skepticism the idea that nothing can ever be known for certain
Louis XIV the most powerful ruler in france history
intendants collected taxes and administered justice
Jean Baptister colbert no one assisted him him more in achieving these goals than his minister of finance
War of Spanish Succession a conflict lasting from 1701 to 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 and territory and for power among European ruling families
Maria Theresa she faces years of war
Fredrick the great followed his father military policies when he came to power
Seven years war a conflict in europe north American and india lasting from 1756 to 1763 in which forces britain
Ivan the Terrible came to the throne in 1533 when he was only three years old
boyar struggles for power among russia landowning nobles
Peter the great he was one of russia greatest reformers
Westernization using western europe a model for change
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