lunes, 15 de abril de 2013

2º ESO: WHAT WAS CHARLES V´S EMPIRE LIKE?

The government of a vast empire
True or false. Correct the false information

  • The empire of Charles V was made up of different territories. 
  • TRUE
  • All the territories had the same laws and institutions.
  • FALSE. EACH TERRITORY HAD ITS OWN LAWS AND INSTITUTIONS.
  • Charles V had absolute power.
  • FALSE. HE DIDN´T HAVE ABSOLUTE POWER.
  • There was just one Parliament in Charles V´s empire.
  • FALSE. EACH KINDOMG HAD ITS PARLIAMENT.
  • The court was itinerant.
  • TRUE.
  • Each territory had a viceroy, who ruled in king´s name.
  • TRUE.
  • There was a court to approve taxes.
  • FALES. THERE WAS A COURT TO ADMINISTER JUSTICE.
  • The main taxes came from Castile.
  • TRUE.
  • The taxes alone were enough to finance his policies, so the king didn´t need loans.
  • FALSE. THE TAXES ALONE WERE NOT ENOUGH TO FINANCE HIS POLICIES, AND THE KING HAD TO ASK FOR LOANS.

Answer the following questions about problems in Charles V´s empire.
  • Which country was always at war with Spain durgin Charles V´s entire reign?
  • FRANCE.
  • Who were his other rivals? Where were they placed?
  • THE OTTOMAN TURKS. THEY WERE PLACED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE.
  • What was the most serious problem during Charles V´s reign? Why?
  • THE MOST SERIOUS PROBLEM WAS THE REBELLION OF THE GERMAN PROTESTANT PRINCES, BECAUSE CHARLES TRIED TO STOP THE EXPANSION OF LUTHERANISM IN THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, BUT FAILED.
  • What happened in the treaty of the Peace of Ausburg, 1555?
  • IN THIS TREATY, CHARLES V RECOGNISED BOTH RELIGIONS: CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS.
  • Who inherited the Holy Roman Empire?
  • CHARLES V´S BROTHER, FERDINAND
  • Who inherited the rest of Charles V´s possessions?
  •  CHARLES V´S SON, PHILIP II

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