Frederick William II of Prussia

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    To the people of Fontenay-le-Comte, I thank you all for having provided me with the opportunity to represent you in the National Assembly. In the past few months, I had listened to and voted on each proposition with only your best interest in mind. Despite my efforts, not only have we lost the National Assembly, we have lost our beloved country of France to Austro-Prussia. Despite the loss of our country, I write to you in good faith that the invasion and takeover of France will in fact greatly benefit you all. After receiving letters from a number of you, I realized that most of you were upset with the National Assembly and concerned with the state of France as a country. Over and over again, your own government had voted against your wishes. Most notably, it had coerced the Catholic Church to subjugate its powers to the government, directly violating God’s Will. I understand that for all of you, stability and religion continue to be at the forefront of your concerns. With the events that have recently transpired in our country, the monarchy has been reinstated to their former positions of power. As a result, the…

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    During her reign she made a lot of improvements to Russia that have improved the government and the country for a long time. Then in 1772 she came together with Frederick William II of Prussia and Maria Theresa, the three of them divided a large section of Poland between their three states so Russia grew much bigger than it was before (McGuire 86). Under Catherine’s rule they defeated the Turks so Russia also spread southward to the Black Sea (Spielvogel 410). Many people have said that during…

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    Prussia The Prussian Kingdom existed from 1701 to 1918. It was ruled by the Hohenzollern dynasty for the entirety of its existence. From beginning to end there were a total of ten kings that ruled as the Prussian monarchy. It began with Frederick I declaring himself king, and it ended with William II’s abdication. The first King of Prussia was Frederick I. He was born in Königsberg, Prussia on July 11, 1657. It was an ambition of his to become king, and in 1701 he succeeded due to a treaty…

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    The rise of Prussia within the German Empire began with Frederick William, the “Great Elector” (1640-1688), through shrewd diplomatic maneuvering and efficient domestic governance. Frederick William unified many of the scattered territories into the most powerful Protestant state and turned these territories into a unified state, to become a leading political player in northern Europe. This was a critical step in the rise of Prussia because if the smaller territories could not have been unified…

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    Frederick II came to his senses that he had to obey his father when he was appointed commander of an infantry regime. Here he learned how to be a good soldier and leader. Over the years Frederick met and exceeded his father’s expectations but at the same time still studied the music and literature he loved (Encyclopedia of World Biography, 3). On May 31, 1740, Frederick II was crowned the King of Prussia after his father had died. (Encyclopedia of World Biography, 6). Frederick proved to be a…

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    Asoka The Enlightened Ruler An enlightened ruler is someone who protects their community, gives gifts to the poor, and devotes themself to kindness and goodwill. Asoka did each and every one of those things, Therefore, Asoka is nothing other than an enlightened ruler and one who should be forgiven. First Thing to Remember, Asoka’s self devotion to goodwill shows that he was ready for some improvement and that he would do anything to be forgiven of his actions in the past. In document C,…

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    He did not limit his reforms to appease the nobility in order for his success like Catherine II, but fought against them. Despite his alienation from the nobility and the church, he was successful in his reforms during his lifetime. He drastically changed the Austrian Empire by abolishing serfdom, allowing religious toleration, and annulling the death penalty. Most importantly, Joseph II believed that everyone had the same basic rights and that the government may not interfere with them. His…

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    Knowing I had to back up such a grand monarch who I have enjoyed the patronage of over the years, I quickly barged into the conversation. At first, Montesquieu quickly accused me of having little to say, calling me “just a musician”; it is clear he has not seen any of my operas, nor will he be invited to any in the near future. Listening to him drone on got a bit dull, and I decided to lampoon him by bringing up my own ideas of liberation, government, and religious tolerance which were so much…

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    ultimate goal for Frederick II was to promote Prussian power and he understood how to set his nation up for success. Frederick directed state funds towards public welfare (McGoldrick, 12). Frederick understood that homes were destroyed by the Seven Years War and helped his people. When people do not have to worry about shelter or their next meal, they become more productive and this results in an overall more productive nation and better economy. After the Seven Years War, Frederick spent large…

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    Historians often refer to absolutist monarch Joseph II of Austria (1741-1790) as an enlightened despot due to the numerous social reforms he instilled during his reign. Joseph commissioned countless works of propaganda that showcase his enlightened ideology, yet it is through one of these images that one can also see the ironies that invalidate the possibility of an effective enlightened despot. The authority of a despot relies on his ability to secure his own power, while a true Enlightenment…

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