Poland, Sweden, Ottoman Empire

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Gustavus

The centralization of Sweden hit its apex witht this king

Iron

Sweden's primary export, it declined in the 18th Century

Charles XII

Insane, yet brilliant, he led Sweden Against Russia and Poland

Russia

Sweden's adversary in the Great Northern War

Baltic

Control of this sea transfered from Sweden to Russia

Poland

It went from Eastern power to non-existence in the 18th Century

Sobieski

Polish centralization reached its peak under this Polish king

King

This title was usually elected from a foreign born family, keeping decentralized power

sejm

Polish representative body for the nobility

Szlachta

Polish nobility

Vienna

Sobieski led Poland in defense of Austria at this city

Liberum Veto

One nobleman's vote could disband the sejm. This practice of exploding the diet is known as this

Ottoman Empire

Known as the "Sick man of Europe" it suffered a slow decline from the 15th to 19th C.

Sultan

Ottoman Empire's title for a ruler

millet

Rule in the Ottoman Empire was not geographical, it was religious. All people were organized into one of these units based upon the religion they practiced

zimmi

A non-Muslim citizen of the Ottoman Empire

Nobility

after the defeat of Charles XII, Sweden became decentralized under the control of this social group

Balkans

People of this peninsula became Islamic (Muslim) in order to avoid the Catholicism enforced by Venetian and Habsburg rulers

Ottoman Empire

This political entity prevented the expansion of Russia, Austria, and Poland

France

The Ottoman Empire was in league with the Anti-Habsburg European power

Black

The Ottoman Empire controlled the Dardenelles making it impossible for Russia to use this sea for international trade

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