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An Age of Absolutism: France and Russia rise, c. 1650 - 1750 CE
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This lesson discusses the absolute monarchies of Europe, which led to the emergence of France and Russia. It also discusses the tragedy of the Atlantic Slave Trade which fuelled much of Europe and America’s development, and the overextension and decline of the Mughal Empire.

Anirudh Kanisetti
BITS Pilani (Goa), history blogger, artist, podcaster. www.anirudhkanisetti.com

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  1. In Age ofAbsolutism


  2. Welcome back! I'm Anirudh. I'm a history blogger, artist and BITS Pilani (Goa) graduate. You can find me at augustanblog.wordpress.com medium.com/@indicusmaximus (Top writer on history!)


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  13. Thanks! Any questions? You can find me at: @indicusmaximus The Augustan Blog anirudh.kanisettiagmail.com