King or queen with unlimited power and authority
an agreement by which people gave up their freedom to a powerful government in order to avoid chaos
Government power is solely based on the consent of the people
a document that outlines the purpose and structure of a nation’s government
a system government that values the freedom of the individual and governmental guarantees of individual rights and liberties.
when a nation is governed by representatives that are elected by the people
a system of government in which power is shared by the central government and the state governments
rights that exist by virtue of natural law
when a nation transitions from an agricultural economy to a manufacturing economy
when cities grow or expand within a region
when a business or nation focuses on a limited number of products or services in order to gain an economic advantage
the process of creating large numbers of similar products efficiently
when a product or raw material is in short supply
a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system
The Edict of Nantes, signed in April 1598 by King Henry IV of France, granted the Calvinist Protestants of France substantial rights in the nation, which was still considered essentially Catholic at the time.
the theory that certain knowledge is impossible
War of the Spanish Succession, (1701–14), conflict that arose out of the disputed succession to the throne of Spain following the death of the childless Charles II
was primarily fought in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648. Estimates of the total number of military and civilian deaths which resulted range from 4.5 to 8 million, the vast majority from disease or starvation. In some areas of Germany
was a global conflict, "a struggle for global primacy between Britain and France," which also had a major impact on the Spanish Empire.
process whereby societies come under or adopt Western culture in areas such as industry, technology, politics, economics, lifestyle, law, norms, mores, customs, traditions
also called “The Revolution of 1688” and “The Bloodless Revolution,” took place from 1688 to 1689 in England. It involved the overthrow of the Catholic king James II, who was replaced by his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William of Orange
began in May 1789 when the Ancien Régime was abolished in favour of a constitutional monarchy. Its replacement in September 1792 by the First French Republic led to the execution of Louis XVI in January 1793, and an extended period of political turmoil.
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