Time Period? ca 1589 – 1725 Essentially, remember: THE 17TH CENTURY
The Big Question: In whose hands does SOVEREIGNTY lie?
Common Obstacles • lack of communication/road infrastructure • lack of census info • small bureaucracies • cultural/linguistic differences • competition for power (ex. nobles)
Common Achievements • greater taxation • growth in armies • larger, more efficient bureaucracies • increased ability to compel subjects’ obedience