Louis XV of France

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    The reign of Louis XIV, the longest in European history, traded disasters and glories. His excesses, especially as far as war was concerned, were terrible. His supremacy was not only marked by the difficulties and mistakes and the relative success of his political prestige. It was also noticeable by his good taste, elegance, and approval for fine arts. France managed to take the lead of European nations by imposing his authority. He gained the respect and honor of the world’s society by his…

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    complete control over everything. King Louis XIV is a great example of why political decisions should be run from top down. These reason include war, economics, and preservation of power. King Louis XIV was a master of warfare, money was not a problem so he bought a professional army that was one of the best army in the world. Loius desired power so he soon began expanding his borders. To do this a builder named Vauban designed trench warfare this allowed Louis to go to the front line and…

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    The role of Louis IX in Chronicles of the Crusades is very different from the portrayal of Charlemagne in The Song of Roland. Louis is a lot closer to the absolute monarch than Charlemagne was. Charlemagne was powerful, but only as powerful as the people who swore allegiance to him. Louis has his own power base. He has his lands which are controlled and loyal only to him. This is important because it allowed him to draw power and resources from places other than the barons. He takes…

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    The 18th century France was not the best place to govern. There were economic crisis, tensions between estates, explosion of new ideas (aka. The Enlightenment) and bankruptcy of the Crown. Undoubtedly, these factors undermined the stability of the French society. The monarch’s expenses were incredibly huge and caused the monarch extremely unpopular. Louis XVI, the leader of the country, the decision maker, the King, did not do a particularly great job in solving these problems. In fact, his poor…

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    “L’etat c’est moi.” Those were the words of the Sun King, Louis XIV. The quote translates to “I am the state” and that was no understatement, Louis XIV was undoubtedly one of the most influential absolute monarchs in all of history. Ruling France for 72 years, Louis XIV continued to obtain power and strengthen his rule until his death. The French King displayed his wealth and might in numerous different ways with the Palace of Versailles being the largest and most grandeau. The Palace of…

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    King Philip II of Spain and Louis XIV of France were great rulers of their time, ruling similarly but different, with each one of their ways reflected in their palaces. Both of these rulers felt a strong need to exercise and flaunt their power and wealth among their people and other countries, building large and extravagant palaces to show it. Although both of them did show their extreme wealth in their palaces, Louis XIV was by far more extravagant in this as seen in his brightly colored walls…

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    Louis XIV of France, the Sun King, ruled from 1643-1715 and was an efficient, profitable, and powerful king because centralized political power began to form, new and successful army emerged, increased revenue, and pacified nobility. His ambition was toward achieving "One king, one law, one faith." Centralization of political power came in place with the Palace of Versailles, the intendant system, and the Edict of Nantes. Political power was not the only thing that became centralized. Military…

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    one of the many ideas that came after consistent agitation in France before the beginning of the French Evolution. Starting at the roots of King Louis ' unreliable rule and ending in a forceful voice from the third estate, France entered a chain of chronological causes that brought a desperate need for Revolution; each cause significantly testing the strength of the country. The three main causes of the French Revolution were King Louis XVI creating an unstable political and economical stance…

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    everyone in France. The lower class was undermined, and tens of thousands of innocents lost their lives. But what caused all this chaos? Research shows that many factors contributed to the rise of disappointment and frustration among the lower class. These factors, which led to the enlightenment of the people, include many political, social, and economic circumstances, most of which had occurred long before the young King Louis XVI came to the throne. The ongoing economic problems France was…

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    state within France, this went far beyond sudden wish for freedom and rights. This revolution was caused by weak leadership, environmental problems, unfair political and economic treatment which eventually led to the creation of a constitution and death of many royalists. The revolution was started by the naive royals that lived a pampered life where they couldn’t see the poor commoners suffer. The main reason that the rebellion started was because nobles were abusing the finances of France.…

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