States form in central europe
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 8

States form in central Europe PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 52 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

States form in central Europe. Economic contrasts with the west during the late middle ages, serfs in the western Europe slowly won gained economic power because of the commercial revolution and the development of capitalism.

Download Presentation

States form in central Europe

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


States form in central europe

States form in central Europe

Economic contrasts with the west during the late middle ages, serfs in the western Europe slowly won gained economic power because of the commercial revolution and the development of capitalism.

Several Weak Empires: The tow empires of central Europe were also weak. Although Suleyman the magnificent had conquered Hungary and threatened Vienna in 1529, the ottoman empire could not take its European conquest any further.


Austria grows stronger

Austria grows stronger

  • The Hapsburgs wiped out Protestantism there and created a new Czech nobility that pledged loyalty to them.

  • Maria Theresa Inherits the Austrian throne: How could the Hapsburgs make sure that they continued to rule all those lands? Charles VI spent his entire reign working out an answer to this problem.


Prussia challenges austria

Prussia challenges Austria

  • The rise of Prussia in 1640, a 20 year old Hohenzollern named Fredrick William inherited the title of elector of Brandenburg. To protect their lands, the great Elector and his descendants moved toward total monarchy. To pay for the army, they introduced permanent taxation.


Fredrick the great

Fredrick the great

  • Fredrick worried that his son, Fredrick was not military enough to rule. The prince loved music, philosophy, and poetry.

  • War of the Austrian Succession: Fredrick wanted the Austrian land of Silesia, which bordered Prussia.


The seven years war

The seven years war

  • Maria Theresa decided that the French kings were no longer Austrian chief enemies. She made an alliance with them. The result was a diplomatic revolution.


Central e uropean monarchs c lash

Central European Monarchs Clash

The Thirty Years War

Bohemian protestants Revolt

Ferdinand 11 was the head of Hapsburg family, in turn he was the ruler of the Czech Kingdom of bohemia but the Bohemian protestant’s didn’t trust him for his catholic religion. The Bohemians revolted thus beginning the 30 year war.

Hapsburg Triumphs The 30 year war lasted from 1618 to 1648. During the first 12 years, Hapsburg armies from Austria and Spain crushed the Czech uprising also defeating the German protestants who supported the Czechs.


Hapsburg defeats

Hapsburg defeats

  • The protestant Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and his disciplined army of 23,000 shifted the tide of the war in 1630. They drove the Hapsburg armies out of northern Germany. However, Gustavus Adolphus was killed in battle in 1632.


Peace of westphalia

Peace of Westphalia

  • The war did great damage to Germany. Its population dropped from 20 million to about 16 million Both trade and agriculture were disrupted and Germanys economy was ruined.

  • Germany had a long difficult recovery from this devastation. That is the major reason it did not become a unified state until the 1800’s.


  • Login