Louis XV of France

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    Do you know who King Louis XIV is? Well King Louis XIV is the Sun King and is the longest reigning monarch in European history. King Louis XIV left a permanent mark on France’s economy and destiny. King Louis XIV was not just a king, but a leader, he built France’s to its highest point in that time. Louis did this using many tactical policies and strategies. If it was not taxing the nobility to incorporating mercantilism. Not only did Louis build a great economy for France but he also built up…

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    Louis XIV And Absolutism

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    take away the power of the powerful nobles. Louis XIV did this by moving the powerful nobles to his court at Versailles where they were occupied with numerous activities. He then appointed people from the middle class to government positions, where he could dominate them and keep them from being a problem. It also allowed him to create the “nobles of the robe” that would be used to undermine the prestige of the “nobles of the sword.” As a result, Louis can make laws, declare wars, and raise…

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    Palace Of Versailles

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    The palace of Versailles is a great expression of the absolutism of the monarch. Louis XIV’s palace underwent a huge transformation from a small hunting lodge surrounded by swampland to an extravagant palace that rerouted waterlines, uprooted land, and tamed nature. Nature at Versailles was a means of invoking thoughts of immortality, absolutism, and the domination of nature. Romantic paintings and poetry use nature as a way to access a deeper part of the mind and remind people of their own…

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    to spend more than “two times her yearly allowance” on her closet (Rhone). Marie Antoinette had developed the nickname “Madame Deficits” which attributes to her a lavish lifestyle (Rhone). Aristocrats had given her the nickname because they wanted to place the blame of France’s debt on Marie rather than make it well known that they pay little to no taxes (Covington). The aristocrats had easily placed the blame on her because she stood out, not only because she was a queen, but also because of…

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    person), and respectable political figure. He was made a bishop in 1607, and later entered politics, becoming Secretary of State in 1616. His father, François du Plessis de Richelieu, was a soldier and courtier who served as the Grand Provost of France. his mother, Susanne de La Porte, was the daughter of a famous judge. When Richelieu was five years old, his father died fighting in the French Wars of Religion, leaving the family in debt. However, the family was able to avoid financial…

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    King Louis XIV of France’s reign is one of the most frequently studied models of absolutism we analyze in history today. Absolutism is the “theory of the state in which the unlimited power of the king under God is emphasized” (Sivers et. al., 574). Many roles of absolutism were demonstrated during his time in power in attempt to improve France. These roles include controlling the nobles, unifying the country and extending state authority at home and abroad. Versailles was King Louis XIV’s…

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    King Charles XVI is a bad leader! The French Revolution was a major event in time during 1789-1799. There were many causes, key events, and outcomes. King Louis XVI was a monarch who ruled over France. This is why France had a big downfall in history. Due to the imbalances in the estates system and how King Louis XVI ruled France The Estates system was a social class that separated into three groups. First Estate was the Clergy or people who worked for the church. Only 1% of the population were…

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    Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, believed in the principle, "Un Roi, Un Loi, Une Foi," or "One King, One Law, One Faith." Consequently, Louis XIV saw the Huguenots as a threat to the religious unity he wanted and had promised the his people as their newly crowned monarch. For the king, Protestantism represented, what he perceived as, a mark of powerlessness in his otherwise absolute rule. He became devoted to eradicating this one aspect of weakness in his otherwise absolute reign. Louis…

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    century Central Europe and France. Marsha L. Frey is also a professor but at Kansas State university. They both had received their education from Ohio State University in 1971 with a PhD. The Frey twins continued on the same path as history professors and teamed up in 2004 to write The French Revolution. Their book gives an overview of the events of the French Revolution which perceives as the dawn of the Modern Era for France. It also emphasis on the importance of Louis XVI for the revolution…

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    “You may choose to look the other way, but you can never again say you did not know”-William Wilberforce. King Louis XVI ruled over depleted finances, he dealt with poor grain, harvests, drought, and cattle diseases and what he did to solve that problem raise high taxes that later would backfire and cause people to revolt. There are three estates the 1st estate was the one that no one could you had to be born of royal blood, the Aristocracy they had masses of wealth and land. The 2nd estate was…

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