18th Century Prosperity<br />
The Bourbon Reforms<br />The reforms were intended to stimulate manufacturing and technology in order to modernize Spain<b...
The effects of the Bourbon reforms<br />Spanish forces easily retook Naples and Sicily from the Austrians in 1734<br />Spa...
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Spain Pp2

  1. 1. 18th Century Prosperity<br />
  2. 2. The Bourbon Reforms<br />The reforms were intended to stimulate manufacturing and technology in order to modernize Spain<br />The new Bourbon kings kept close ties with France and used many Frenchmen as advisors<br />The transfer of the Spanish Crown to the Bourbons in 1700 brought violence<br />The War of the Spanish Succession (1713) ended with Spain having to surrender its possessions in Europe and allow British trade with the Americas<br />
  3. 3. The effects of the Bourbon reforms<br />Spanish forces easily retook Naples and Sicily from the Austrians in 1734<br />Spain also thwarted British campaigns attempting to seize the strategic cities of Cartagena de Indias and Cuba during the war of Jenkins’ Ear (1739-1742)<br />The discontent in Europe after the reforms led many people to band together and lead several revolts<br />Criollos, Mestizos, and Indians were among the most common to be involved in such resistance movements.<br />
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