Absolutism In The Renaissance

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Absolutism is the formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment. Europe used absolutism as how the king ruled his kingdom. This meant that the king and his advisors was not limited by nobles, common people, or even their representatives. The Renaissance played a part in developing Absolutism. Absolutism was made in the renaissance by how the kings wanted a central government. Overall absolutism changed how the government was run through the king.
Absolute Monarchy gave the king an unlimited amount of power. While this happened in Europe it happened in other places too. Spain, France, Austria, Prussia, and Russia were also places where absolutism took place. The balance of power helped make sure of peace by maintaining power that is equal to rival nations. Kings were very powerful but Monarchs also had an immense amount of power. They were said to have power directly from
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Absolutism occurs right after the age of exploration (1500- 1700). This caused the increase of trade and wealth. The reformation hurt the church's power. This led the king to gain that power. Since the trading companies were run by the King, the increase of trade lead to more wealth. The idea was that if there was one ruler the economy would stabilize the government. The idea worked well which lead to absolutism. Absolutism was formed by the trading and exploration done by the King’s ruling. If the King didn’t emphasize the importance of exploration the idea of absolutism wouldn’t have occurred.
Throughout the Renaissance the king gained power through trading and exploration. Absolutism was the outcome of this exploration and the control of power. The reforms caused the church to lose power. This was the opportunity for the king to control everything. Overall absolutism changed how the government was run through the king, and caused Europe’s government to change for the better. Finally absolutism is the way Europe’s government ruled for a long
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