The Age Of Absolutism

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Leading up to the 16th century, Europe was filled with religious and political conflicts. The Catholic Church’s power and influence faded, which left countries in control of their own destiny. Kings arose in most every European nation and took firm, absolute control of their respective countries. Kings had so much power and influence that this period in time is called the Age of Absolutism. Absolutism was a period of prosperity because of an increase in modernization, Kings making firm decisions behalf of the interest of the state, and the state of acceptance and peace nations were at under the rule of a King. Kings modernized the entire culture of the nations’ under their rule, by affecting their trading habits and the lives of the citizens.

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