Updated: 12/1/2020

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  • Frederick William, The Great Elector
  • Under his reign, he rose Prussia to power by building its military, expanded the industry and trade by being tolerant of Catholics and Jews, and had the help of Junkers to increase military power.
  • Frederick I, First King of Prussia
  • Encouraged higher education, founded a University, and welcomed Immigrant scholars.
  • All hail King Frederick I!
  • I will create my own "Age of Louis XIV."
  • Frederick William I
  • I am looking for tall soldiers! Stand up straight!
  • "Prussia, is not a state with an army, but an army with a state.”
  • Yes sir!
  • We are going to practice the Prussian-style drill!
  • 12th largest population and 4th largest army
  • The most beautiful girl or woman in the world would be a matter of indifference to me, but tall soldiers - they are my weakness.
  • “Everything must be committed except eternal salvation – that belongs to God, but all else is mine.”
  • All successful rulers keep God before their eyes and have no mistresses or, rather, whores, and lead a godly life.
  • Frederick II was an enlightened absolutist.
  • Builiding an Absolutist State required ways of handling Church, Nobility, having representative bodies, and education.
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