Flashcards in Chpt 15-16 Deck (11):
King of Spain
A Puritan member of the lesser gentry, he organized a "New Model Army". His army defeated the cavaliers.
• Took throne in 1682, 10 yrs old
• Learned from Western Europe, policy of westernization, ideas, culture and technology
Peter the Great
Took reins of power from ineffective rulers and Russian nobles independence as Peter the Great left no heir. Reorganized provincial government, Codified laws.
Catherine the Great
adoption of western ideas, technology, and culture
distribution of military and economic power that prevents any one nation from becoming too strong.
Balance of Power
government in which a constitution or legislative body limits the monarch’s powers
parliamentary advisors to the king who originally met in a small room.
government in which ruling power belongs to a few people
reduction in the number of people in an area