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Ottoman Empire Pashas – 1656-1700 AD

By |2018-04-25T23:04:50+00:00September 11th, 2017|History, West Asia|

Venice and the Ottoman Fleet in a naval battle (1661) Koprulu Mehmed Pasha only ruled for five years before he died, but in that time he rescued the Ottoman navy from the Venetians, and he won battles in the Balkans against Hungary that made the Ottoman Empire bigger. When he died in 1661, [...]

World War I – history of Europe

By |2018-04-11T18:18:43+00:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

A Russian machine gun At the end of the 1800s, many countries around the world were angry. France, Britain, and the United States were controlling most of the world. They took whatever they wanted to make themselves richer. Other people wanted to be richer too. In Central Asia, Russia tried to take over the Ottoman Empire and Afghanistan. But the British and French fought [...]

Napoleon – European History

By |2017-08-05T23:25:31+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Napoleon in 1806 Right after the French Revolution, a lot of people in France were wondering, what sort of government did they really want? People wanted democracy, but on the other hand they were tired of the Revolution killing so many people and not getting much done. A young general, Napoleon, took advantage of the [...]

Germany in the 1800s – Bismarck

By |2017-08-05T16:25:11+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Map of Europe after the Congress of Vienna (thanks to Wikipedia) An alliance of European armies finally defeated Napoleon in 1814. Then all the European countries held meetings known as the Congress of Vienna. They wanted to figure out the best way to stop anyone from conquering them again. They were trying to keep peace all [...]

Austria-Hungary in the 1800s

By |2018-04-08T21:33:41+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Leopold's son Francis II Leopold attacks France Joseph II of Austria died at 48 in 1790 AD, just before the French Revolution. His younger brother Leopold II took power. The new French government arrested their sister Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, and Leopold soon led Austria and Prussia into war with France. When Leopold died at [...]

Austria-Hungary – 1700s – Maria Theresa

By |2018-04-08T11:14:19+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Charles VI By the time the War of the Spanish Succession was over in 1714 AD, Leopold had died, and left Austria to his son, Joseph, who had also died and left it to his younger brother Charles VI (the great-great-great-great-grandsons of Charles V). This was the same Charles who almost inherited Spain, but once he was ruling Austria, he [...]

Austria-Hungary – Charles V to Ferdinand

By |2018-09-17T08:34:22+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Joanna of Castile, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain - the mother of Charles V Maximilian I and the Hapsburgs Maximilian I of the powerful Hapsburg family decided not to bother with the Pope's approval to be Holy Roman Emperor in 1508 AD. He thought the Hapsburgs were powerful enough to stand on their own. [...]