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  • France In The Thirty Years War
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    Cody Harris World History - 3 March 24, 2002 Chapter 21 Vocabulary 1. Philip II- son of Charles V, he inherited Spain, and Spanish Netherlands, and the American colonies. He was shy, serious and deeply religious. When the king of Portugal died without an heir, he gained the empire by being a nephew. His empire provided him with a enormous wealth. He also helped to drive the Muslims out of Spain. 1588, he launched the Spanish Armada but was defeated. 2. El Greco- real name Dome nikos Theotokopoul...
  • Fascist Support Of Germany And Italy
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    The Spanish Civil War: An Ignored Revolution The Spanish Civil War is often ignored by many nations, for the simple reason of them supporting those who would eventually declare war on them. In the early 1930's, a miniscule republic emerged in the country of Spain. At this time most of Europe was already a republic, but this was Spain's first attempt at this. Spain had always been a monarchy since before medieval times. It was the last monarchy in a major European nation. In 1936, the Spanish Arm...
  • France's Help To The Republicans
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    THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR: A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR WORLD WAR TWO In June 1931 the Republicans called for a parliamentary election to be held and the Cortes elected Nice to Alco la Zamora, a leading liberal, as the first president of the Republic; a Republican government was formed in Spain. However, political unrest still existed in the country because some Spaniards still favored monarchy. In 1936, Spanish army units stationed in Morocco raised a revolution against Spain's government. The rebels hope...
  • Olivares
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    ... at, partly due to his tardiness; he did not begin the siege until five months after the Duke's death. France made an attack on Savoy in February, and by March Duke Charles Emmanuel surrendered. Exactly one-year later France made a second invasion, taking the fortress of Pinero. Since Spinola died in September of the same year, Olivares knew that he had to negotiate with France. The Treaty of Cher asco in June 1631 recognised Nevers as the Duke of Mantua, and granted France Pinero lo - a usef...
  • France Control Over Morocco
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    Morocco, is a country in the northwestern corner of Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the north and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. The Strait of Gibraltar, which connects the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, separates Morocco from Spain by only about 8 miles (13 kilometers). Fertile plains lie along Morocco's coasts, and forested mountains stretch across the middle of the country from southwest to northeast. Beyond the mountains lies a sun-baked desert, the Sahara. Rabat is Moro...
  • Far The Most Popular Sport In Spain
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    Introduction "When you cross the mountains that divide France from Spain you step into another world. Europe ends at the Pyrenees, and the land beyond the mountains has a character and personality that are strikingly different. The sun beats down mercilessly on a country that is beautiful". -Napoleon History The Civil War in the late 1930's brought General Franco to power as dictator. He ruled the country until he died in 1975. Spain became a democracy after the death. Until the mid 1900's, Spai...
  • King Louis XIV Of France
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    King Louis XIV of France once boasted, "I am the state!" how true that was considering he was the absolute ruler of France for 72 years. As a child Louis lived through the Fronde a series of violent uprisings in France. When he became king he knew he could never allow that to happen. Louis believed that the best way to stop the social uprisings in France was a strong monarchy. Louis worked hard to strengthen the French state. He continued the practice of choosing advisers from the middle class, ...
  • Louis XIV
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    Born in 1638 with Saint-Germain-en-Lake, wire and successor of the precedent (1643-1715); was only five years old with its advent; His / her mother, Anne of Austria, were an officially regent until 1651; In fact, it was the right-hand man of this one, the Mazarin cardinal, who controlled, and that until his death in 1661. The ministry of Mazarin was marked by two significant orders in fact: From the interior point of view, the civil war of the sling, last tentative of opposition armed to the roy...

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