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    The Habsburg Family Andrew Overton The Hapsburg Family was one of the most powerful families in the world, who dominated the political landscape across Europe for much of the Medieval ages and throughout the Renaissance. The Hapsburg family ruled a large variety of different nations throughout its reign, including the Holy Roman Empire, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sicily, Hungary-Croatia, colonial possessions in the New World, and other nations. The Hapsburgs were an incredibly powerful royal house throughout the ages that would forever shape the world and European continent with their rulers, fights, colonies, influence, and history. The Hapsburgs got the name ‘Hapsburg’ from a fortress built in the 1020’s, in Switzerland by Count Radbot of Klettgau.…

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    King Philip II of Spain an Absolute Monarch Philip II of Spain was born May 21, 1527 in Valladolid Spain , he was the son of The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Isabella of Portugal. Philip II became king before his father died in 1556 and inherited Naples, the Netherlands, Sicily and Milan from his father. He ruled one of the most powerful empires that shaped him into an absolute monarch. During his reign Spain began their Golden Age. They had notable advances in literature, music and…

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    As inbreeding occurs through multiple generations, and the genetic deficiencies spread like wildfire, it has been proven by science, birth rates plummet. In fact historians believe inbreeding was cause of the fall of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty in Spain, and the reason that with Charles II’s death, their dynasty ended (Alvarez). [When was this, around before or after Poe wrote this, was this inspiration for this work?] It is interesting to note that Charles II suffered from physically…

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    “There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue” ― Elizabeth I Tudor (goodreads.com). However, Queen Elizabeth I never held her tongue when she could have a say in matters. In many ways, Queen Elizabeth was one of the very first women in the 1500s to dominate her own era. Queen Elizabeth l controlled part of the government and provided suitable leadership for her army when the Spanish Armada tried to challenge England. With her…

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    Thirty Years War Effects

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    The war waged on the Roman Catholic Church proved to be devastating for the Spanish. Prior to the Thirty Years War, Spain was seen as the greatest power in Europe. But, after the Thirty Years War, France, under the power of Louis XIV came out as the dominant military force in Europe with their ally, Sweden. This was due to the constant gambles that Spain took to attack the French troops. After many failed attempts to invade, portugal was able to regain their independence from Spain after much…

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    In October of 1740, Charles VI died. It was time for Maria Theresa, then 23 years old, to succeed to the Habsburg throne. Subjects of her crown lands—the Austrian duchies and Netherlands, and Bohemia and Hungary—were quick to accept Maria Theresa as their empress. But Maria Theresa immediately faced resistance to her succession from European powers who had previously agreed to her father’s Pragmatic Sanction. Under the leadership of Frederick II, King of Prussia, those powers formed a coalition…

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    Charles V married Isabella of Portugal, Portuguese was possessed by the Habsburgs through the political marriages which were traditionally implemented. Since his son, Philip II of Spain, also known as Philip the Prudent, both Spain and Portugal were considered harmonious, the usage of ‘’the Iberian Union’’ was common. However, when Philip IV of Spain began to overtax Portugal, Portuguese felt uncomfortable with the situation. In addition to that, the Portuguese influences were endeavored to…

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    Spain Research Paper

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    The country Spain is unique place to go visit and a very interesting past. Spain started when it was formed in 1492 the middle ages by when the area was conquered by germanic ethnic groups. In the 15th century it was then merged as a unified country. The history of Spain starts when after the completion of the reconquista , kingdoms inside of Spain united due to the Habsburg rule. During the same time Empire tried to expand to new world over the ocean. From 1500 - 1650 Habsburg was the most…

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    Phillip III and later on King Phillip IV faced many different challenges in this emerging country called Spain. However, Spain did not exist at this time it was ruled under the Habsburg Empire. What I shall be discussing in this assignment is the strengths and weaknesses that the Spanish Monarchy faced. During the start of the 17th Century what was known as the Habsburg Spain which was very much on the brink at the end of the Golden Age and even though it kept its populous empire the country…

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    INDEX 1- Philippe II Introduction 2- Territorial Expansion 3- Foreign Policy 4- Bibliography Introduction. The first and only son of Charles V and Isabella of Portugal, Philippe II was born in Valladolid 1527 (CYL) and died in El Escorial 1598 (MAD). He ruled in Spain from 1556 to 1598. He has the fame of a solitary and hard worker even though he was not able to reduce the Netherlands revolt, also lost the whole Invincible Spanish Armada because of bad planned strategies of war and…

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