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Intro France Louis XIV (r. 1643-1715) Russia Peter The Great (r. 1682-1725). Key Terms Versailles War of Spanish Succession Bastille Great Embassy. Absolute Monarchs. Population in 1650. England. 5 Million. Spain. 8.5 Million. France. 18 Million. “The” Absolute Monarch.

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absolute monarchs
Intro

France

Louis XIV (r. 1643-1715)

Russia

Peter The Great (r. 1682-1725)

Key Terms

Versailles

War of Spanish Succession

Bastille

Great Embassy

Absolute Monarchs
population in 1650
Population in 1650

England

5 Million

Spain

8.5 Million

France

18 Million

the absolute monarch
“The” Absolute Monarch

Louis XIV

(r. 1643-1715)

  • French monarch from age five (longest in Europe’s history).
  • France was Europe’s single greatest power.
versailles on youtube
Versailles On YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8MaDMxzMfU&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA9X9nC4C98

wars of louis xiv 1672 1713
Louis tried to assert his control over other nations AND expand “la glorie” (the glory) of France.

War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714)

A Grand Alliance led by Great Britain and the Netherlands fought vs. France.

Wars Of Louis XIV(1672-1713)
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Grand Alliance(France vs. Europe)
  • King of the Netherlands

William of Orange

(1650-1702)

wars of louis xiv 1672 17131
Louis tried to assert his control over other nations AND expand “la glorie” (the glory) of France.

War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714)

A Grand Alliance led by Great Britain and the Netherlands fought vs. France.

Ultimately France gained little territory while poverty, famine, and taxes increased.

Wars Of Louis XIV(1672-1713)
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Bastille (1700)

Symbol of the king’s oppression:

Political prisoners were often housed here indefinitely & without trial.

peter the great
Peter The Great
  • Moved the capital from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Traveled to western Europe (Great Embassy) & adopted technologies and lifestyle of countries he visited
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Russia’s Peter the Great

Decrees of 1701 & 1705:

  • Required people to wear “western-style” clothing
  • Required men to shave beards or pay a fine
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Peter The Great
  • Moved the capital from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Traveled to western Europe (Great Embassy) & adopted technologies and lifestyle of countries he visited
  • Expanded Russia’s territory
russian expansion under peter the great
Russian Expansion Under Peter the Great
  • Following War with Sweden, Russian territory spread to Baltic Sea
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Intro

France

Louis XIV (r. 1643-1715)

Russia

Peter The Great (r. 1682-1725)

Key Terms

Versailles

War of Spanish Succession

Bastille

Great Embassy

Absolute Monarchs