The printing press had many Political impacts. First of all, it helped spread ideas, and the idea of having a monarchy as a government spread greatly. This used to be a very common type of government, especially in European countries. Monarchies helped to be a basis of the government we use in the United States and in other countries today. Also, after the printing press was invented, many people began to form their own ideas about religion. This eventually led to the end of Christian unity in Europe. In turn, wars were caused because of spread ideas and controversial thoughts which had large affects in different governments.