Eastern Europe

AP European History Course - Austria (blue), Hungary (red), Prussia (green), Poland (orange), Turkey (aqua), All (black)

Politics

Partition of Poland

1772 - 1795

Assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand

1914

by Serbian nationalists hired by Serbian government.
Kicks off WWI.

Economic

Social

Black Death arrives

1347

Slave Trade

1400 - 1500

from Balkans to the Mediterranean

Capture Constantinople

1453

Ottoman Turks capture Constantinople

Nationalism and Revolutions

1848

Austria, Prussia
Commoners wanted liberalism and stuff.

Marshall Plan

1945

Solidarity

1980

union in Poland.
commoners revolting against Socialism and the influence by the USSR.
wanted more liberalism.

Revolutions

1989 - 1990

socialism --> liberalism, democracy, whatever they have now

Military

Siege of Vienna

1683

Turks tried to take Vienna, Austria. They failed.

World War I

1914 - 1918

Austria-Hungary allied with Germany
Serbia with Russia.

World War II

1939 - 1945

Religious

Cultural

Leaders

Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg

1640 - 1688

promoted trade

Leopold I

1658 - 1705

Habsburg Emperor
King of Hungary
King of Bohemia

Maria Theresa

1740 - 1780

increased army
limited papal influence in her politics
strengthened the bureacracy
straightened out provincial differences

Frederick the Great

1740 - 1786

Army = reformed, modernized, made more efficient
Enlightened thinker
promoted the advancement of knowledge
allowed religious flexibility
promoted agriculture and industry
didn't try to change the social structure

Metternich

1821 - 1848

Didnt like liberalism.
opposed nationalism because it threatened his empire