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In History
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    Old Regime

    Political and social system that precedes the Age of Enlightenment. It was characterized by power-accumulating monarchs, subsistence economy based on agriculture and class society.
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    Age of Enlightenment

    Social and cultural movement that originated in France and spread to Europe and America.It was characterized by the focus on happiness, freedom, rationalism and criticism of the Old Regime (especially absolutism and religious orthodoxy).
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    War of the Spanish Succession

    International war caused by the death of Carlos II, who had no heir. There were 2 candidates, Philip d'Anjou (grandson of Louis XIV) and Archduke Carlos (son of Leopold I).
  • Treaty of Utrecht

    It ended the War of the Spanish Succession. Felipe V ended up being the new king of Spain
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    First Industrial Revolution

    Gradual process by which the agriculture-based economy became an industrial-based one. It started in England with the invention of the steam machine and its application in the textile, iron and steel industry.
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    Artistic movement that made a return to a simpler, more functioning and practical forms of classical art. It was characterized by balanced forms and no ornamentation.
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    French Enlightenment thinkers Diderot and D'Alembert summarized all the knowledge of the era in 25 volumes. Topics were alphabetically organized. It had 25000 subscribers.
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    Seven Years' War

    France and Spain fought England fro control of America.
  • Invention of the Steam Engine

    BY James Watt
  • Treaty of Paris

    England confirms its hegemony by making Canada a British colony and France losing its American territories
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    Additional Industrial Revolutions

    France, Belgium and Germany start to their Industrial Revolution.
  • Fist steam locomotive

    By the engineer George Stephenson
  • Fist modern railways

    Coal-powered locomotives were used to transport people and goods between Liverpool and Manchester
  • Inauguration of the Suez Canal

    Steamboats became widespread