Enlightened despotism



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ENLIGHTENED DESPOTISM.
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Tolerance; spread; nobility; powers, governments; progress; century; administration; despotism; abolish; banks; absolutist; monarchy



Absolutist Monarchy had ……. Across Europe during the 17th …….., where the …….. had all the legislative, executive and judicial …….. . Parliaments were often ignored in this type of monarchy.

The monarchy tried to adapt its former …….. principles into the new enlightened ideas due to the many intelectuals that criticized them. Elightened …….. developed in some European courts.


Enlightened despotism tried to reconcile absolutism and Enlightenement, where the monarch had all the powers, but the new main royal target was to develop …….. and well-being of the national subjects.


  • Political measures: Monarchs centralized the …….. to consolidate their powers. They made important reforms in the national …….. .

  • Social measures: Some countries applied some measures in order to …….. servitude and to reduce the privileges of ……..

  • Economic measures: National …….. were created. New lands were colonized to be farmed and irrigation grew. Economic activities were promoted.

  • Religious measures: There was more religious …….. what limited the powers of clergy and Papacy.


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