Absolute Monarchs in Europe 1500-1800. By M.D. Bergquist World History Instructor Alexander High School. Europe Developed Into Absolute Monarchies. Feudalism had collapsed. National monarchies replaced. Intense competition for land and trade lead to many wars.
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Absolute Monarchs in Europe1500-1800
By M.D. Bergquist
World History Instructor
Alexander High School
El Escorial palace
The arrival of King Gustavus
Adolfus’ Swedish forces.
Soldiers sack and loot a home.
The Hanging Tree
The Thirty Years War (1618-1648)
Musketeers prepare to fire a volley
The Thirty Years War
Many cities were destroyed and an estimated 4 million
Germans died. This is the Sack of Magdeburg
“ Most nations have an army, Prussia is an army with a nation”.
Peter the Great
Peter also founded a new city
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Charles II (1660-1685) to restore monarchy.