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    The failure to press the need for reform was ultimately down to the controller generals of finance over the subsequent years which led to a lack of reform. Charles de Calonne who was appointed by Louis XVI in 1783 as controller general of finances recommended across the board taxation as the only way to salvage France’s dire financial situation. Calonne was the only hope for France’s financial situation as the revolution was drawing near. Louis XVI was reluctant in introducing taxes to the First Estate yet he realised that something had to be done in relation to France’s debt thus he called the Estates General into session in 1788. This was the first time they had met since 1614 which suggest that the fiscal situation was dire. The Estates General meeting makes the fiscal crises also a political one as most of the attention was focused on various parties defining their position. Although it was clear that the parlements and nobility didn’t want to pay any taxes as they questioned Calonnes policies even after explaining the financial situation of France. After been exempt from tax for many years it was evident that a depletion of their revenue was not going to be supported. Calonne also failed to make the parlements and the nobility see sense and his reforms fell short in the courts. Louis XVI acknowledged that just as Anne Robert Jacques Turgot and Jacques Necker had tried before him, his reforms would fall on deaf ears thus he was dismissed in April 1787. Lynne Hunt argues…

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    complex that housed the French government, most notably its royalty, during the reigns of Louis XIV (known as the “Sun King” of France), Louis XV and Louis XVI. Built beside the settlement of Versailles, the Palace of Versailles is located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Paris. Before the construction of the palace by Louis XIV, the settlement of Versailles was a small hamlet, but when the revolution it had become much bigger with a population of more than 60,000 people. During this…

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    located in Paris, France and encloses some the most eminent pieces of art ever constructed. Founded in 1792, the Louvre is composed of preeminent works of art including the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the People, and The Raft of Medusa. Before the Louvre was founded it served as palace for approximately two centuries. It accommodated many noble figures of France including King Francis I, King Philip II, King Henry II, King Charles IX, King Louis the XIV, and King Louis XIII. In…

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    which includes a king who had expectations of the palace being a support for his country, but the kings that followed brought only the desired luxury to the throne and not the needed care of the budget provided to obey. Understanding the beginnings of the palace, explaining the importance of the palace at its full work production, and laying out the activity of the kings that followed it will become more clear how the activity in the Palace of Versailles caused a collapse in France.…

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    18th century is considered one of my favorite time periods. It is just something about the way the people spoke to one another, the way they wore their hair, and the way they dressed that always caught my eye, especially the women. Madame de Pompadour was the person I have chosen to write about for my research paper. I chose Pompadour because I read a brief summary of her life story seeing that she was born into the 17th century and I happened to like that time period got my full attention.…

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    the king in his inability to deal with declining living conditions were a catalyst that led to the French Revolution. France was the most powerful and populous nation in Europe. In the early 1700s, France had a population around 19 million, about three times that of England, approximately six times that of the United Netherlands, and six times the number of Finns and Swedes ruled by the king of Sweden, but years of royal sovereign royal rule left its economy in chaos. France in the 18th…

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    Marie Antoinette Essay

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    Marie Antoinette born November 2,1755 was married to Louis Xv. Shortly after in 1744 he died from smallpox disease. A young prince named louis-Auguste was going to take his place, making her the Queen of France. Marie Antoinette was a person they found as majestic and a visible woman and who was very outgoing. She bold who loved extravagant fashion and partying. Marie Antoinette had not managed to take the first step up this particular ladder of power but managed to be able to fulfil the request…

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    How far did Hampton Court reflect the power of the King in the reigns of Henry VIII and William III? Henry VIII and William III were very powerful kings who reigned in Hampton Court Palace, in which their power was reflected. Hampton Court in London is located by the Thames and is one of the surviving palaces built by Henry VIII. It is a remarkable palace and leaves its visitors impressed by its beauty. Henry had lots of his power shown at Hampton Court Palace, whereas William only had parts if…

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    weaknesses, fortunately for King Louis XIV, he had more strengths. Louis was a strong, independent ruler, who wanted nothing but to do the best for himself, his people, and his country. By establishing reforms, art, and literature; and conquering different kingdoms, he was able to achieve his goals of becoming a great ruler. Louis XIV was born in the Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France on September 5, 1638 to Louis III and Anne of Austria. Named Louis Dieudonne (Louis the God-Given), he…

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    The Sun King Louis XIV

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    Alex Day Mr. Haller Global 10 January 5, 2016 I am the State Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King, is one of the most famous rulers of France because of the long lasting effects his policies had on the French nation. Born on September 5, 1638, he reigned for 72 years and achieved his goal of creating an absolute monarchy. In order to do so, Louis reorganized France’s political system, enforced the worship of one religion, created a uniform legal system and a central seat for power, which…

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