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1

Which places made up Western Europe?

France and Burgundy (including Franche-Comte and the Netherlands)

2

Which places made up the Iberian Peninsula?

Castile, Aragon and Portugal

3

Which places made up the Italien States?

Venice, Papal states, Milan, Florence, Naples

4

Where did the Holy Roman Empire cover?

Central and Northern Europe

5

Where was a trade hub and why?

Venice, trade came through there from the East

6

Which city was fought over and why?

Naples, it was poor, but it was fought over to 'control' Italy

7

How would you describe the Eastern countries?

Less developed, more medieval, less established trade links

8

How would you describe the Italien States?

A geographical unit but politically separate states built on medieval trading cities

9

Who controlled Milan?

The Storza family

10

Who controlled Florence?

The Medici family

11

What was the role of the Pope in the Papal States?

He was a secular ruler as well as spiritual leader

12

In the Holy Roman Empire, the emperor was elected by 7 electors. Name them

1. Elector Palatine
2. Duke of Saxony
3. Duke of Brandenburg
4. King of Bohemia
5. Archbishop of Mainz
6. Archbishop of Trier
7. Archbishop of Cologne

13

What was special about the Holy Roman Empire?

It had no imperial taxes or army

14

What was the Holy Roman Empire made up of?

300 different states, 80 free cities, 13 cantons of Switzerland (independent)

15

How did the monarchy and the nobility relate to each other in Eastern Europe?

The monarchy relied heavily on the support of the nobility

16

How did Russia differ from Poland and Bohemia?

In Russia, the Tsar rewarded nobility with land and almost total control over serfs. In Poland and Bohemia, the monarch was elected by the nobility