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Global Studies

Age of Absolutism (1600s-1700s)

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Age of Absolutism (1600s-1700s) Europeans nations governed (ruled) by absolute monarchs (kings)
absolute monarch a king that had TOTAL power over the nations they ruled
Key characteristics of absolute monarchies 1) centralized political control - power not shared with anyone else 2) Divine Right- King got power to rule from God 3) unlimited power - made laws without consent of the people
Peter the Great absolute monarch of Russia - brought customs of Europe to Russia (westernization); took over many lands
Louis XIV absolute monarch of France; took over many lands
Philip II Absolute monarch of Spain
Henry VIII Absolute monarch of England
Suleiman the Magnificent absolute monarch of the Ottoman Empire; took over many lands
Created by: dawn_pierson