Prussia, Age of Asolutism

BY: TREY, LINDSEY, JACOB

BRIEF HISTORY OF PRUSSIA

  • Capital: Berlin (1871-1945)
  • Borders the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea
  • Ruled by the German Hohenzollern dynasty (1415–1918)
  • Original people:
  • Hunters
  • Cattle breeders
  • Spoke Baltic
  • Lived in tribes

KEY EVENTS, PEOPLE, AND EVENTS

People:

Hohenzollern dynasty

Conrad of Mazovia


Key Facts:

Prussian Empire replaced German Empire

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Frederick William I - created a standing army and they had permanent taxation so they could pay for the armies. Maintained a good government.

  • Frederick William 11 (Frederick the Great) - He expanded the Prussian army by selecting nobility into the civil service. The military was very powerful because of him.

LEGACY OF THE EMPIRE

  • Frederick William l doubled the army’s size
  • Had the Fourth largest army after France, Russia and Austria
  • One of the best armies in Europe
  • Abolished the use of torture except in treason and murder cases
  • Granted limited freedom of speech and press and greater religious toleration

RULERS

  • Albert Frederick, 1701-1712

  • Frederick William l, 1712-1740

  • Frederick William ll (Frederick the Great), 1712–1786

  • Frederick William III 1770 - 1840

  • Frederick William lV, 1840–1861

SUPPORTERS & RELIGION

  • Protestant, Lutheranism

  • Nobles

  • Council members

CITATIONS

"Prussia." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 1 Dec. 2015. <http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/61665>.

"Prussia". Map. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 04 Dec. 2015. <http://www.britannica.com/place/Prussia/images-videos/The-unification-of-Germany-by-Prussia-brought-most-of-north/194371>

Spielvogel, Jackson J. Glencoe World History. New York,NY: Glencoa/McGRaw Hill, 2005. Print.