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Saxon troops were often used as opera extras rather than killers: in Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, gave Frederick William I a regiment of dragoons in exchange for pieces of Meet japanese women Burbank porcelain. Hence his conquest of Silesia from the House of Austria in He practiced rigid management of the treasury, never started a war, and led a simple and austere lifestyle, in contrast to the lavish court his father had presided.
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Frederick inherited the best disciplined army in Europe. In an age which judged people by manners, his subjects were impressed that — unlike other monarchs — he took off his hat to anyone whom he encountered. However, it merely enabled Berlin to catch up with ar German cities. Frederick was saved by British subsidies, the sacrifices of and brutal discipline in his rank and file, divisions among relatiinships enemies, above all his own willpower.
In that case, Europe might have been spared a lot. In the long term, his reign was also a poisoned chalice.
Frederick micro-managed his monarchy. The construction of a Catholic church in Berlin in —73 would, as Blanning points out, have been impossible in Amsterdam or London. Poland and Russia have the last laugh. Blanning shows that this hereditary monarch, born in Berlin incould be more radical than most leaders today. Annexed Fuck Roggen girls without the pretence of consultation, Alsace-Lorraine became another source of wars and tension — the Silesia of the late 19th century.
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Equality before the law was less elusive than in other European states. Early life. Frederick annexed West Prussia in in the first partition of Poland, a European catastrophe which he initiated. Frederick commissioned a fresco of Ganymede and Frederico his parks with statues of Antinous or pairs of male lovers. Frederick II extended Charlottenburg, built Sans Souci, and the room Neues Palais in Potsdam and Fredwrick a new palace in Breslau, capital of Silesia, in which he installed a throne room.
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