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- Discuss the balance of European powers in the 18th century.
- Describe the Russian czars of the Reformation.
- Take a look at the history of the Seven Years' War.
- Learn about the 18th century powers of Prussia, Austria, Great Britain, France and Poland.
1. European Powers in the 18th Century: Alliances, Wars & the Balance of Power
This lesson will provide an overview of the major alliances and wars of 18th century Europe. We will meet the major players, explore their conflicts, and examine the delicate balance of power that was always in danger of falling apart.
2. Russian Czars During the Reformation: Michael Romanov and Peter the Great
In this lesson, we explore the rule of two Russian czars during the Reformation period, Michael Romanov and Peter the Great, both of whom spent their childhoods in exile before ruling Europe's largest country.
3. 18th Century Powers: Prussia and Austria
In this lesson, we will examine Prussia and Austria in the 18th century. We will study their development, learn about the conflicts between them and see how their monarchs tried to reform their governments and societies.
4. The Seven Years' War: History & Impact
In this lesson we explore the Seven Years' War, a global conflict that was fought in central Europe and in North America, which had important financial and territorial ramifications for its participants.
5. 18th Century Powers: Great Britain
In this lesson, we will study Great Britain in the 18th century. We will explore the monarchs of the era, the country's major political and economic developments, and Britain's participation in the century's wars.
6. 18th Century Powers: France and Louis XIV, XV, and XVI
In this lesson, we will study the triumphs and trials of France in the 18th century. We will especially focus on the reigns of Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI.
7. 18th Century Powers: Poland & the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
In this lesson, we will study Poland in the 18th century. We will take a close look at the inner workings of the country, the external influences that affected it, and the partitions that finally wiped Poland off the map.
8. The Trianon at The Palace of Versailles
French King Louis XIV, the Sun King, had the Trianon built as a retreat from the rigors and formality of his court at Versailles. Only a short distance away from the palace, the Trianon palaces and gardens were a separate world for 17th and 18th century French royalty.
9. Prince Esterhazy: Family & Palace
The Esterházy family was one of the most important noble lines of Hungary. In this lesson, we'll talk about the first prince of the Esterházy family, and see how this house developed its power.
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