What were Cardinal Richelieu’s primary aims? According to Wikipedia “Armand Jean du Plessis, 1st Duke of Richelieu , known as Cardinal Richelieu, was a French statesman and clergyman. He became known as l’Éminence rouge, or “the Red Eminence“, a term derived from the title “Eminence” applied to cardinals and from the red robes that they customarily wear.” He had two goals Centralize the power in France, and opposition to the Habsburg dynasty.

What factors contributed to the decline of Spain? Some of these things were much of the economic activity was controlled by monopolies and state favoritism, expensive warfare, and revolts. 

What is constitutionalism? According to Wikipedia, “Constitutionalism is ‘a compound of ideas, attitudes, and patterns of behavior elaborating the principle that the authority of government derives from and is limited by a body of fundamental law’.”

What do you think Hobbes’ main arguments are in the excerpts you read from his Leviathan? According to StudyMode Research, “The central thesis of Leviathan is the idea that in order for human society to function without widespread conflict there is a need for totalitarian rule in the form of a Leviathan, necessitated by man’s continual state of fear in a state of nature caused by limited knowledge of the outside world and therefore the intentions of other humans.”

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