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class of nobility which effectively surrendered politcal rights in return for becoming a hereditary officer corps
despotic ruler who was only able to succeed to the throne as a result of the acquiescence of other rulers
relatively bloodless 17th century upheaval which removed a disliked monarch and ended the threat of absolutism
17th century whose reign saw civil and religious strife as well as the permanent union of two separate nations
group of thinkers who emphasized fiscal and monetary policy as the best means to advance the welfare of the state as a whole
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monarch whose devotion to militarism and discpline made his state into a highly rigid one socially with the millitary ascendant
ruler during wose reign a unified military was established soldiers all of one ethnic group but whose officers came from various ethnic groups
17th century ruler who overthrew a dynasty to establish a republican form of government which did not last
an 18th century publicist responsible for the creation of a multi volume compendium of knowledge
a rationalist thinker who attacked society advocating freedorm of speech and thought but feeling that only the few could rule