Jesse Osborne Block 4; World Studies Louis XIV vs. Peter the Great Peter the Great and Louis XIV had very different approaches to power during their reigns. Louis XIV wanted to please nobles and higher power people, and focused on war and peace, religion, and economic oversight. Meanwhile, Peter I took a drive to modernize the nation of Russia, taking initiative to tame the nobles and reduce their power, achieve secular control of the church, reorganize internal administration, develop an economy and make it powerful. Peter the Great laid the foundations of a modern Russia. He ruthlessly decreased the power on the boyars and demanded they serve his state.
AP Global Japan and Russia, both downtrodden empires under the shadow of Europe, industrialized to become industrial powers. Both did so after European acts of force and political change. However Russia used local resources and foreign loans while Japan used its own treasury and imported metals. Both empires industrialized in response to growing European economic dominance. Russia made its changes after the Cremean War.
These reforms made a significant change to the government as a weakened sense of autocracy replaced the traditional span of control the Tsar ruled over, due to freedom of serfs which ultimately creates opposition. Further consequences of war faced by the government can be illustrated in the assassination of Alexander 2nd and the severe social unrest following the Russo-Japanese war. These protests are suggested to be the beginning point of the 1905 revolution. This caused extreme damage to the government as it questioned the strength of leadership and citizens became more and more critical, eventually leading to further reforms and the initiation of changing the way Russian government was formatted. However, it can be argued that
What Factors led to the European age of exploration and discovery? European exploration became prominent in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. By about 1400 the breakup of the Mongol empire and the growth of the Ottoman Empire had blocked Europe's overland trade routes to the East. The pursuit for new trade routes, the growth of merchant capitalism, and the desire to exploit the potential of a global economy initiated the European “age of discovery” (Exploration: The European "Age of Discovery”). After the Renaissance, the race was on for “God, gold, and glory”.
In 962 C.E., Pope John XII presented the imperial crown to A. Charlemagne B. Hugh Capet C. Otto of Saxony D. William of Normandy 3. In the High Middle Ages, the state that seemed to have the most potential to re-create centralized, imperial rule was A. France B. Spain C. The Holy Roman Empire D. England 4. The single biggest obstacle to the rise of a powerful Holy Roman Empire was A. Continual invasions by the French B. The reoccurring appearance of epidemic diseases C. Occasional invasions from the Huns D. An ongoing conflict with the papacy 5.
G) The French were annihilated by the British, therefore causing a shift of control over the eastern coast and resulting in extreme change in North America. If one were to observe a map before 1754 and after 1763 it shows a drastic increase in English control. (Doc. A) After this Britain had to
On 13th March 1881, Tsar Alexander II was assassinated by a terrorist group called The People’s Will, a radical group opposed to the autocratic rule of the Tsars. As a result, his son Alexander III became Tsar. He was very autocratic and the immediate impact of Alexander III’s rise to power was to end any further political reform. Instead, his reign is noted for being one of political repression. Part of Alexander III’s problem was the legacy left by his father who had begun reforms which raised expectations of major change within Russia.
In about 100 years Spain went from being a “world powerhouse” to a lowly country accepting money from second-rate lenders. So how did the destruction and rebuilding of the Spanish Armada effect Spain’s economy and was Phillip II at fault? During the 14th Century Spain became a world powerhouse. Charles V was given a large amount of land from his father as inheritance, and as soon as Charles became king he began conquering even more land. Charles conquered Italy, and the territories in New Spain were tremendously extended due to the destruction of the Aztec and Incan empires by Spanish conquistadors.
After the Proclamation they also had tension due to the fact that the British passed acts to pay for the money they lost to pay for the war. British Order in Council of 1763 states to king George the III, “we find that the revenue ….and is not yet sufficient to defray a fourth part of the expense necessary for collecting it” (Doc F). The council states that they need control in trade and territory which also played along with the Proclamation. They wanted to enforce Mercantilism, which made the colonist only able to trade with Great Britain and import more than they export. This was to solve the money issues and to allow George to tax people.
According to Turner, the frontier had been the most important factor in shaping America and its character. He believed that you could only understand America by understanding the western frontier and how it changed the newly organized nation. A major notion within his claims of the American frontier is, “ the existence of an are of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward, explain American development ” (Turner, 33). Turner saw the advancement in the western frontier in a more hopeful and joyful light, contrary to that of Patricia Limerick’s