Philip II Domestic Policy sucesses

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  • Philip II's Domestic Policies
    • Religion
      • Little way for Prot. in Spain
      • Philip banned import of foreign books as well as ability to study at foreign universities
      • Upheld orthodoxy of Catholic Church by increasing number of bishops and the standard their skill
      • Council of Trent allowed for religious reform and significantly changed religion in Spain
    • Government
      • 1561- Madrid became capital where gov. was centralised
        • Improved bureaucracy, used proper filing system and organisation
      • Junta de La Noche- provided daily w/ info from all over Spain
      • Regional councils reported to him everyday
      • Philip had immmense amount of control in gov. as he dealt w/ everything himself
    • Morisco Revolt 1568-70
      • Suppressed by Philip as he dispersed the Moriscos around Spain but this was resented by rest of the op.
    • Finance
      • Between 1560-1600 the amount of bullion received from NW quadrupled
      • Spain seemed wealthy and powerful
      • Crown received 1/3 of tithes
    • The Revolt of Aragon 1591
      • Gained control over the justiciar (administrator of justice)
        • Gave the Crown control they hadn't had in his ancestors rule
      • Appointed foreign ministers for Aragon
  • Council of Trent allowed for religious reform and significantly changed religion in Spain

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