POLITICAL EUROPEAN HISTORY (Warfare # # ( Bigger/better = more costs…
POLITICAL EUROPEAN HISTORY
Some states very worried about larger ones
occupied with troops/weaponry
Assured their right to traditional lands
Heading to the 'New World'
Conquistadors (key terminology) - funded the Spanish kings ambition/Financed the aspirations of the king/state in Europe
Alliances were formed through 'marriages'/financial relationships
Borders are uncertain (ie., each state Concords their own country
Government controlled by King/similar head of state
- Not by the Chruch
Some states navigated this effectively and managed protection against splits from, Church etc.
Larger states tend to consume smaller states
ie., Venice etc
Sweden eg. - smaller state was able to hold out against larger states
Leadership is fragile - responses from citizens/populations (ie. taxation, enforced religion, imposition from ...
bigger your army the more chance you had of winning
better you technology...more chance you had of winning
Bigger/better = more costs
Where does the money come from?
Who is taxed?
More than just money
Keep troops happy/healthy
States had to balance costs
Rise of Mercantilism
Goes towards reasons for exploration - money for state
Fine balance between war and rulers (soldiers and fortune)
Church not as dominate as it was in society
Dawning of Golden Age
Classical learning included - Art appreciation, Literature, etc.
Fear of Habsbury's by Roman Catholic Church lead to church alliances with France (sack of Rome)