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Philip II
interited Spain, Spanish Netherlands, and American Colonies
absolute monarchs
kings or queens who held all of the power within their states' boundaries
divine right
idea that God created the monarchy and that the monarch acted as God's representative on earth
Edict of Nantes
declaration of religious toleration for Huguenots
Cardinal Richelieu
strong minister who made up for Louis XIII's weaknesses
skepticism
idea that nothing can ever be known for certain
Louis XIV
most powerful ruler in French history
intendants
collected taxes and administered justice
Jean Baptiste Colbert
minister of finance in time of Louis XIV
War of the Spanish Succession
struggle to prevent France from uniting with Spain
Thirty Years' War
conflict over religion and territory and for power among European ruling families
Maria Theresa
heir to Charles VI's throne
Frederick the Great
followed his father's military policies when he came to power
Seven Years' War
did not changed territorial situation in Europe
westernization
using western Europe as a model for change