“Compare these 4 maps from Euratlas for Early Modern Europe – 1500 https://www.euratlas.net/history/europe/1500/entity_1423.html, 1600 https://www.euratlas.net/history/europe/1600/entity_1423.html, 1700 https://www.euratlas.net/history/europe/1700/entity_1423.html , and 1800 https://www.euratlas.net/history/europe/1800/entity_1423.html

For each map, you will need to click on the states found below each map to have that area highlighted for you on the map.  That way you can more easily trace the changes for that state over time.  The 5 states to focus on for this assignment are:

Papal States

Once you have examined the maps, write an essay (300-500 words) that answers the following:
How do the boundaries of each state change over time and from your book (or an internet search) what explains those changes?  Who did each state gain land from – or lose land to – during this time period?  What do you think that means about their ability to be a dominate European state after 1800?