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ERA 6 - Time of regents and kings


This era is about the 17th century (1600-1700). In several countries absolute power of princes/kings increases, like Louis XIV of France. Other princes/kings try to but fail eventually, like Charles I of England. It’s the century of rising royal absolutism.


The Republic of the Seven United Netherlands is ruled by regents and develops a unique administration. During the 17th century the Dutch Republic flourishes both economically  and cultural. It experiences its Golden Age.

Characteristic aspects:

23. The pursuit of princes/kings of absolute power.


24. The unique political terms and economic and cultural prosperity of the Dutch Republic.


25. Global trade contacts, trade capitalism and the beginning of a world economy.


26. The scientific revolution.

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