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Louis Xiv Democracy In America Analysis

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In both Louis XIV rule and Democracy In America, religion is important in either supporting the authority of the king, such as Louis XIV, or protecting the liberty of the people from the majority, as in Democracy in America. Yet, the different use of religion in Louis XIV's rule and in Democracy In America ultimately explains why democracy has a universal impact, whereas Louis XIV is not entirely inexorable. As mentioned before, religion can serve as the backbone for democracy. For instance, Tocqueville argues that religion “not only regulates mores, but extends its empire over intelligence” (Democracy In America 279). If mores did not exist then democracy would collapse as there would be no social order. On the other hand, democracy also serves
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