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  1. john locke
  2. meritocracy
  3. war of spanish succession
  4. serfdom
  5. pragmatic sanction
  1. a English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.
  2. b This was the act passed by Charles VI that stated that Hapsburg possessions were never to be divided, in order to allow his daughter to be ruler (challenged by frederick the great)
  3. c Lords in Eastern Europe revived serfdom to combat increasing economic challenges. Lords demanded that kings and princes issue laws restricting or eliminating peasants' right of moving freely
  4. d This was the war between France and Spain in order to unite the two states under one ruler, Phillip V
  5. e the belief that rulers should be chosen for their superior abilities and not because of their wealth or birth

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Russia vs. Sweden. Russia had Poland, Denmark and Saxony as allies. Treaty of Nystad is where Russia gained Latvia and Estonia and thus gained its Window on the West in the Baltic Sea
  2. Russian landholding aristocrats; possessed less political power than their western European counterparts
  3. Dynasty in France started by the reign of King Henry IV, powerful and EXTREMELY wealthy, rulers of this Dynasty wanted hegemony (dominant power), wanted to see shift of balance of power
  4. After Queen Elizabeth Tudor's death in 1603, the Stuart Line of rulers came. Started with James I, King of Scotland. (Cousin of Elizabeth.) Then came Charles I, his son. Charles II. Then James II. Then William of Orange.
  5. 1713, ended War of Spanish Succession between Louis XIV's France and the rest of Europe; prohibited joining of French and Spanish crowns; ended French expansionist policy; ended golden age of Spain; vastly expanded British Empire

5 True/False questions

  1. romanov dynastythis dynasty favored the nobles, reduced military obligations, expanded the Russian empire further east, and fought several unsuccessful wars, yet they lasted from 1613 to 1917.


  2. james Ithe first Stuart to be king of England and Ireland from 1603 to 1925 and king of Scotland from 1567 to 1625 tried to rule as much as possible w/o parliment


  3. english bill of rightsprivatization of communal resources, creation of labor force; land taken from peasants; sent massive amounts of people to work in the city, in factories with machines


  4. the great electora french rebellion that was caused by Mazarin's attempt to increase royal revenue and expand state bureaucracy, caused Louis XIV to distrust the state and turn to absolutism


  5. treaty of parisThis treaty ended the Seven Years War


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