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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What were some of unique features of the old empires in the mid-17th century?
- How did the strengthening of the Hapsburg Monarchy contribute to the rise of Austria?
- What were the major historical events that led to the creation of Prussia?
- How did Russia become westernized under Peter the Great?
- What were some of the key historical developments that led to the first partition of Poland?
1. Old Empires in the Mid-17th Century: History, Timeline & Characteristics
In this lesson, we discuss the old empires of Central and Eastern Europe in the 17th century: Poland, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. In discussing the Holy Roman Empire's decline, we also preview the two states that filled the power vacuum its failure created.
2. The Rise of Austria & Strengthening of the Hapsburg Monarchy
In this lesson, we explore the rise of the Austrian state in the second half of the 17th and first half of the 18th centuries. Austrian expansion and government centralization turned it into one of Europe's foremost powers by 1740.
3. The Creation of Prussia: History & Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the creation and rise of the Prussian state during the 17th and early 18th centuries. The keen reforms of the Hohenzollern rulers built Prussia into a fearsome state; one that would later form the backbone of modern Germany.
4. Peter the Great & the Westernization of Russia: Facts & History
In this lesson, we explore the reign of arguably Russia's greatest monarch, Peter the Great. We'll also look at the westernization of Russian life and government that he implemented.
5. The Partition of Poland: History, Timeline & Causes
In this lesson, we explore the 3-part Partition of Poland, where Austria, Russia and Prussia divided Polish territory among themselves in the late 18th century until Poland ceased to exist.
6. Executive Order 9066: Summary & Facts
After the Japanese government attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This lesson explores the background of the executive order and what it allowed the military to do.
7. Executive Order 9066: Significance & Effects
Did you know that in the United States during World War II, over 120,000 Japanese people were forced to leave their homes and live in internment camps? This lesson explores the significance and effects of Japanese internment.
8. Harry Hopkins: Quotes & Biography
Harry Hopkins was one of the most important and influential behind-the-scenes members of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration. Hopkins played a key role in the government's response to The Great Depression, helped shape U.S. policy during World War II and was a trusted White House adviser and friend to FDR.
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