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Chapter 17 ap euro
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During the eighteenth century, the idea of Divine Right
Was gradually replaced by the idea of "enlightened absolutism" justified by utilitarian arguments
During the eighteenth century, which country lost an empire and went into debt?
As prime minister of Great Britain, Robert Walpole did what in terms of foreign policy...
Pursued a peaceful foreign policy to avoid new land taxes
Political developments in eighteenth-century
Great Britain included
The increasing influence of the king's ministers under George III
Under the reign of Frederick William I, Prussia became highly...
Became a highly centralized European state
The Austrian Empire under Joseph II
Witnessed general discontent due to the Joseph's
enlightened but radical reforms
The enlightened legal reforms expressed by Catherine the Great in her Instruction
Accomplished little due to heavy opposition
and were soon forgotten
Emelyn Pugachev is noted in Russian history for
Causing greater repression of the peasantry
due to his unsuccessful rebellion
Labeled as "one of the most enlightened monarchs of his age" and among the most successful in wrestling power away from the nobility was
Gustavus III of Sweden
The War of the Austrian Succession was fought between...
Was fought between Austria and Prussia, with
Prussia gaining Silesia
As a result of the Seven Years War, which European country became the world's greatest colonial power?
With the defeat of the French navy and the Treaty of Paris, Britain became the world's greatest colonial power
The Treaty of Paris, which concluded the Seven Years' War
Forced France to withdraw from India,
leaving it to Great Britain
A key financial advantage the British government enjoyed over French rulers in the eighteenth century was
Britain's capacity to borrow large sums of money
at low rates of interest
European warfare in the eighteenth century was characterized by
Limited objectives and elaborate maneuvers
European society in the eighteenth century witnessed in terms of the family...
The continued dominance of the nuclear family
Overall, as European states modernized in the eighteenth century, the rate of illegitimate births
Went up rapidly after 1750
The domestic system of industrial production in Flanders and England became known as the
A key financial innovation of the eighteenth century was the circulation of...
The circulation of paper banknotes compensating for a
lack of coinage
A favorite type of private charity supported by the rich in eighteenth-century Europe was
Founding homes for poor and abandoned children
By the eighteenth century, the largest European social class comprised the
The diet of the European peasantry in the eighteenth century
Was generally nutritious as dark bread was the basic staple
The European nobility in the eighteenth century
Played a significant role in the administrative machinery of European states
The Grand Tour
Generally completed the proper education of an aristocrat's sons
Which of the following statements best describes eighteenth-century European cities?
They were still filthy and lacked proper sanitation
The problem of poverty in eighteenth-century Europe was aggravated by...
Aggravated by the hostile feelings of government officials
toward the poor
How did the role of the monarch change in the 18th century?
He/she became seen as a servant of the state
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