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Positive And Negative Effects Of Absolutism In Europe

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During the 16th century to the 18th century, Monarchs in Europe used absolutism. Monarchs such as King Louis and Peter The Great used absolute tactics because they wanted to consolidate power from the nobility. They wanted to consolidate power from the nobility because they wanted to take the power they lost during the middle ages. King Louis and Peter the Great used all multiple means to reclaim power. They used their power to glorify themselves and their country. The practice of absolutism can be argued to have both positive and negative effects.

King Louis XIV of France used absolute tactics. He used absolute tactics from the late 17th century to the early 18th century. What does king Louis do to create absolutism? King Louis creates absolutism by building the most brilliant court ever known to Europe, Versailles. He built the court because he wanted the nobility to live there. They didn’t really have a choice because he commanded them to leave their castles in the country. King Louis wanted the nobility to live with him because he wanted to watch over them. He wanted to watch over them because he wanted to take their power. Without knowing it, the nobility challenged each other. They all fell into the habit of trying to please him. It was very unwise to be disobedient or disrespectful to him while living at Versailles (DOC 2). King Louis wanted absolute power because he wanted to be the one and only to make decisions. He did not want to share that power with the
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