1600 - 1789

The world population merely plays a walk on part in this time and era. They are meant to enlarge their leader‘s power or to keep still. During the baroque era criticism goes unheard. Not until after the french revolution do the people wake up from their lethargy and are ready for the first forms of democracy.

Baroque Periode until French Revolution

The Town and the Castle

Town and castle are two separate and independent political centers of power. There are reappearing military and political conflicts. As opposed to the rural population, townsmen are somewhat sheltered by the town wall.

The Sovereign

The sovereign leads a costly lifestyle: It's primarily a demonstration and representation of political power, and for amusement of the court society.

To sustain this lifestyle large amounts of money are necessary, which prompts the sovereign to lend his military troops to belligerent parties overseas.

Manufactures and Inventions

Manufactures like this carriage shop are spreading and technical developments are progressing.

The discovery of the vacuum by Otto von Guericke makes the development of steam engines and turbines possible.

The dream of flying takes shape, for example, with hot air balloons.


The rural population is suffering under the torments of mercenary armies, which are abusing them and extorting tributes from them. Time and again, belligerent conflicts are claiming many lives.


Agriculture is changing, planting and harvesting methods become more and more efficient, and the harvest yields are rising. The potato is being cultivated to ease famines in the country. Peasants are still obliged to serve the sovereign with their labor. In many cases they have to buy seeds from him.