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Successful and Unsuccessful Paths to Power 1686-1740

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Use this History and Western Heritage video entitled Successful and Unsuccessful Paths to Power 1686-1740 to study how the end of the 17th and the early part of the 18th century were a period of organizational state-building. Learn about how an increasingly international and imperial economy, particularly in the Americas; the Reformation and the religiously inspired warfare that followed; and the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) and the Great Northern War (1700–1721) all undermined medieval state systems.

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