Prussia - Age Of Absolutism
By: Jacob, Lindsey, Trey
Was made a major European power by Frederick William I and II during the eighteenth century
- Prussia kept their people and workers loyal
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
Fredrick William I
Frederick William II (Frederick the Great)
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 II (Frederick the Great) - He expanded the Prussian army by selecting nobility into the civil service. The military became very powerful because of him. He was one of the most educated of his time.
- Prussia was the largest and most important German State
-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
Key facts/people and description of events/wars
Conrad of Mazovia
Prussian Empire replaced German Empire
The William Fredrick's were the reason Prussia became powerful
Prussia kept their people and workers loyal
Seven Years' War (1756 - 1763)
War of the Bavarian Succession (1778 -1779)
Supporters/Religion of empire or monarchs
- Council members
Changes during the period
- Got divided
- Became an important German state
New Ideas originated from the empire
- Keeping the military powerful and taking money from the people to maintain its strength
Problems that Prussia might have encountered in governing its territories would be keeping away invaders who want territory. These invaders would either be another country or a tribe/tribes.
What were some specific ways Frederick William used to maintain his power?
A way Frederick William maintained his power was by collecting taxes from his people to build his army and make it bigger.
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