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Absolutism to Revolutions

Absolute Monarch Kings or Queens who held all of the power within their states' boundaries. Their goal was to control every aspect of society
Divine Right The idea that God created the monarchy and that the monarch acted as God's representative on Earth
Skepticism The idea that nothing can ever be known for certain
Intendants Central government agents who collected taxes and administered justice
Boyar(s) Russia's land owning nobility
Westernization The concept of using Western Europe as a model for change
Restoration A time period in England when Charles II came back to power as the King of England
Habeas Corpus Laws adopted in England that gave every prisoner the right to be brought before a judge to have specified the changes against the prisoner
Constitutional Monarch A ruler whose power was limited by laws that he or she had to follow
Cabinet A group of government ministers who acted in the name of the majority party in Parliament
Glorious Revolution The bloodless overthrow of King James II
Puritan(s) Members of Parliament who wanted to rid the church of England of Catholic practices and influence
Royalist(s) Members of Parliament who supported the idea of an absolute monarch
Feudalism A political system in which nobles are granted the use of lands by the king in return for loyalty
Nation States An independent geopolitical unit of people having a common culture and identity
Persecution The systematic mistreatment of certain individuals or groups by other individuals or groups
Inquisition A group of institutions with in the Roman Catholic Church whose aim was to combat heresy
Symbolism The practice of representing things of significance in various ways
Inflation The decline in the value of money
Zealot A person who is fanatically committed to some cause
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