Absolutism and Louis Xiv Essay
By restructuring France's laws into one standard legal code Louis gained public support, by showing that he was a fair leader. "The Code", as Louis labeled it, was applicable to everyone (except Louis, of course), and …show more content…
Louis's "uneducated" actions did have positive effects. Louis expansionist foreign policy, although it created enemies, allowed France to maintain safer borders, and achieve greater economic success through tax collection and harvesting natural resources. The grand palace of Versailles, although it did bankrupt the country, gave France a public image of civilized glory that is still represented by Versailles today. By revoking the Edict of Nantes, which encouraged Protestants to leave, Louis prevented catholic-protestant feuds from occurring within France. Although many of Louis's actions appeared to be detrimental to France's development, they did in fact encourage France's growth as a nation.
Louis took the power of the Absolutist government and used it to the benefit of the country of France, the people of France, and the