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Prussian History:
The 18th Century

The history of Prussia in the 1700s was a time of great turbulence and change, including the winning and losing of a series of widespread wars.


Growth of Brandenburg-Prussia
Site traces the expansion of the German state of Prussia.

Prussian Boundaries Map
See Prussia at four different times in its history.

Prussia: Encyclopedia entry
From Wikipedia, the friendly online encyclopedia, comes this detailed yet readable history of Prussia.

The Rise of Prussia
Another great site tracing the history of the German state.

Frederick the Great
This man, more than any other, is responsible for the growth and success of Prussia.

Frederick William I, the Soldier King of Prussia
The dawning of the 18th Century saw this man on the throne of Prussia. He is more famously known as the father of Frederick the Great.

The War of the Austrian Succession
This war consumed Prussia in the mid-18th Century.

The Seven Years War
The Seven Years War involved Prussia and Austria in a struggle known as the 3rd Silesian War.

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