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    Frederick II was born into the House of Hohenzollern on January 24‚ 1712 in Berlin‚ Germany. His parents were Frederick William I and Princess Sophia Dorothea (sister of George II of Great Britain). While Frederick II’s father was short tempered‚ his mother was calm and enjoyed living in luxury. By having opposite parents‚ Frederick II was taught differently by his two parents. His mother hired a tutor that taught him about French culture and Greek and Roman classics‚ whereas his father taught him

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    Prussia

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    EXPANSION. The rise of Prussia started with one man‚ Frederick William. Fredrick was the first major ruler of Prussia. Fredrick was important to the rise of Prussia because he was able to get a large standing army. To sustain a large army Fredrick had to tax his people. Having a large army was the key to Prussia’s expansion. During the Spanish war‚ he offered his army to the Holly Roman Empire and by doing so gave him the title of King of Prussia. Fredrick wanted Prussia to be a great power in

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    Assignment: 1 • Critically examine the main features of Enlightened Despotism in 18th century Prussia. The Enlightenment refers to an important cultural and intellectual movement of the 18th century‚ whose goal was to establish knowledge based on an enlightened rationality. Enlightened Absolutism or Enlightened Despotism as it is more often called can be defined as a form of government strongly influenced by the wide propagation of ideas and the political philosophy of the Enlightenment. It is

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    Rise of Prussia

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    military‚ political‚ and social factors that account for the rise of Prussia between 1640 and 1786. Bree Stanbrough Due: March 3‚ 2011 Period 4 The rise of Prussia from 1640 to 1715 was mainly due to the great leadership of Frederick William ‘the Elector’‚ Frederick William I and Frederick the Great of Prussia. Many military‚ social‚ and political factors led to the rise of Prussia also. The major factor that helped Prussia become a great power was the growth of Prussia’s new army and the

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    Frederick II is a man of contradictions. He earned his moniker of “Frederick the Great” by being one of 18th century’s greatest military strategist. He was Prussia’s king from 1740 to 1786. During his time on the throne‚ Frederick increased Prussia’s territories and military power. He inspired a number of leaders after him‚ from the famous Napoleon Bonaparte to the infamous Adolf Hitler (Frederick II Biography‚ 2015). To the countries he had defeated he was a despot. In contrast‚ in the domestic

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    Frederick the Great

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    Dan Kennedy 3/21/13 AP European History Frederick the Great Frederick the Great (Frederick II)‚ the King of Prussia‚ was the leader necessary to take Prussia to a modern level. Under him‚ his country grew to a level equivalent to that of other top European countries of that time. Through his militaristic skills and his ability to lead‚ Frederick created a great power in Europe. Frederick accomplished establishing Prussia as a power through the acquisition of Silesia‚ creating a valuable silk

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    Frederick the Great

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    Period Final Copy Frederick the Great In Europe‚ the eighteenth century was a period of intellectual‚ social‚ and political development. It was not the time of absolute rulers anymore but it is becoming a time of Enlightened Despots‚ monarchs who rules with principles of enlightenment rather than absolute monarchy. Frederick the Great was the first Enlightened Despot of Prussia‚ along with the other rising Enlightened Despot of the time‚ Maria Theresa . Frederick the Great was one of the

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    going through changes; there were a set of new powers that began to rise. Austria‚ Prussia‚ and Russia were joining the ranks of other strong European countries due to the fact that they were all beginning to build powerful nations. There were important figures in all three countries that led them in the rise to power. Maria Theresa played a major role in Austria’s gain of power because unlike Russia and Prussia‚ Austria had once been a powerful nation. Maria Theresa was the only female ruler

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    Tiwari 2IB Why had Prussia emerged as the leading German state by 1862? By the 18th century Prussia was one of the most ruling power in Europe along with other nations like Britain‚ Italy and Russia. Prussia had also expanded its area by invading some of the areas in Europe. Due to efficient rulers in Prussia in the past‚ Prussia had been winning most of the wars in Europe and had strong nationalism which helped them to form their own constitution. Now the question is how did Prussia managed to be one

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    Thesis: The Enlightened Absolutists in Prussia‚ Russia‚ and Austria did all attempt to go along with the enlightenment era but didn’t always make the best decisions and ended up not following the enlightenment ways as best they could. Austria Extent 1711 HRE and Austrian monarch Charles VI issued the Pragmatic Sanction (1713 which persuaded Europe’s rulers to accept a female monarch and to never divide the Habsburg land) Maria Theresa became queen of Austria. She took local control away from

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