What Are Maria Theresa's Accomplishments?

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Maria Theresa belonged to the prominent Hapsburg dynasty who ruled Europe (Germany in particular) from the 15th to 2oth century. Because she was a women, there were those who doubted her capacity to be an empress. However, during her 40-year reign, she managed to institute various reforms which greatly improve life for her constituents, such as (1) requiring even the nobility class to pay taxes as well; (2) requiring all elected officers to subject to a qualifications check before being able to run for office; (3) abolishing the use of torture in interrogations; (4) instituting state-supported education for males from the peasant class; and (5) granting all peasants free tenancy.
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