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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