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War of Austrian Succession
Conflict caused by the rival claims for the dominions of the Habsburg family. Before the death of Charles VI, Holy Roman emperor and archduke of Austria, many of the European powers had guaranteed that Charles daughter Maria Theresa would succeed him.
Members of the Prussian landed aristocracy, a class formerly associated with political reaction and militarism.
Issued by Charles VI of Austria in 1713 to assure his daughter Maria Theresa gained the throne.
Russian dynasty, started with Michael Romanov after the Time of Troubles and lasted until 1917.
Frederick William the Great Elector
Man who made modern Prussia.
Land owning aristocracy in early Russia.
Established by Peter the Great, they received land and control of the peasants.
A former principality in west-central Russia. Centered on Moscos, it was founded c.1280 and existed as a separate entity until the 16th century, when it was united with another principality to form the nucleus of the early Russian empire. The name was then used for the expanded territory.
German royal family who ruled Brandenburg from 1415 and later extended their control to Prussia (1525). Under Frederick I (ruled 1701-1713) the family's possessions were unified as the kingdom of Prussia.
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