Louis XV of France

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    Terror By 1700s France was recognized as Europe’s most advanced country with foreign trade, large population, and raising culture. Even through everything seemed great unrest was rising between the three estates. This unrest in France’s society came from the poor conditions of the third estate, which was 97 percent of the population. The unfair conditions of the three estates lead to new-enlightened ideas, the French Revolution, and the Reign of Terror. Before the revolution France was under a…

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    and the lives of those who believed in change to get there. A huge problem was the leaders of the nation were not prepared to take on the challenged they faced. They all led France to disaster. Conditions in France in the late 1780s Later on in the 1700s, the people of France began to realize that the constitution of France was not exactly working. Their constitution was formed around the absolute power of the monarchy. New Enlightenment thinking was sweeping…

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    Louis XVI learns that France is on verge of bankruptcy in 1786. The reason France had so much debt is because they funded the American War of Independence, but America never paid them back. In order to try and save the French economy, Louis XV raised taxes. After multiple failed tax reforms, France continued to go deeper into debt. Over half of France’s annual budget went to paying interest of their increasing debt. Another contributing factor to France’s debt is the fact that they have no…

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    figures in the history of France . Marie Antoinette was an innocent victim, despite public belief and conditions in France during her rule. Her marriage to Louis XVI was less than blissful, they were polar opposites and frustrated each other greatly. She was wrongly accused in the affair of the diamond necklace, when she was in fact blameless in the scandal. Marie Antoinette lived as a kind and caring mother, displaying unreciprocated kindness to others. Her new life in France began with a…

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    and its events is often helpful when determining how impactful they will be to current or future events, writings or people. Maxillien de Robespierre’s influence on the Jacobins and the direction of the ideals shaped the revolution. The history of France and the surrounding countries before and during the early point of the eighteenth century affected the circumstances that arose during events such as the terror. Future mindsets and psychological constructs depend on the surroundings of…

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    figure that typically gets glossed over is Marie Antoinette. She is often tossed aside as a two-dimensional character of history; the frivolous spendthrift who ruined the French economy, brought not only her ruin, but the ruin of her innocent husband, Louis XVI, and was the victim of the society around her. This is not true. Through the analysis of three biographies ranging over fifty years of historical study, it is the goal of this research to show how Marie Antoinette…

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    In the 1700’s, France had a medieval styled, ridged class structure made up of the monarch and three groups, the first, second, and third estates. At the top of the social ladder as the highest-ranking person in the country was the king, followed by the members of the First Estate, the clergy. The Second Estate consisted of the nation’s nobility, and finally, at the lowest rank was the Third Estate made up of the bourgeoisie, urban workers, and peasants. While the First and Second Estates had…

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    most of her time at the Schonbrunn Palace. This part of the palace was off limits to the rest of the court. Marie Antionette had a carefree life when she was younger but as she gets older her life changes; she marries at a young age, becomes queen of France,…

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    France in the mid 17th century was quite hectic. At the time, King Louis XIII was in power and basically running the country into the ground. To start, he was ruling with the help of his closest advisors and Cardinal Richelieu which, in effect, gave some of his power away. Along with that, Louis XIII was in continuous violent religious discords with the Huguenots (Biography.com Editors. "Louis XIII Biography"). When his son Louis XIV was finally born, the boy was not given much of a government…

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    King Louis XVI Assignment King Louis XVI’s life and reign as king will be discussed in this assignment. His young life will lead him to grow up quite fast as King of France. Also, the lack of maturity will eventually be his downfall in leading his country. King Louis XVI was born August 23, 1754. He was not originally name Louis XVI, but Louis Auguste de France but given the title of Duc de Berry on his date of birth. His mother birth him at the Palace of Versailles. Growing up he…

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