Developing Modern States

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Developing Modern States Successful modern states developed a monopoly over the lawmaking process, the armed forces, and the bureaucracy to meet the needs of the state. In order to have a successful modern state they first needed a powerful ruler. Fredrick the Great of Prussia used his power and wisdom to improve the lives of his people. He used the method of enlightenment for improvement and he also encouraged the use of new methods of …

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…to survival. All four of these kings realized that in order to make their countries grow economically and culturally they needed to move forward on their own. They began to realize how important it was to strengthen their military and organize their government. It was obvious which countries realized it was time to stick to their government because we see a decline in the economy of the countries that did not try to strengthen themselves.