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2 | The Rise of the State

By Wondery / Patrick Wyman

We take for granted that central governments - sovereign states - are the ultimate political force in the world, but it wasn't always this way. Between 1350 and 1650, this form of government vanquished city-states, town leagues, and smaller lordships to dominate first Europe and then the world. In this episode of Tides of History, we explore how that happened.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: you to our sponsors:Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to thousands of online magazines - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain

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