Post Thirty Years war left France looking for a new leadership style that would give plenty of stability. What France received was Louis XIV, who would reign under the new absolute monarchy government. During Louis’ reign, divine rights controlled rank in society. This left many confused on why they were picked to be at the bottom of society, and why the king was given his power. Jean Domat, a royally appointed juror by king Louis helped explain a better understanding of the new system of governance to the people of France in his writings.
However, because the clergy and the nobility both opposed paying taxes, the Third Estate would continue bearing the brunt of the crisis. With this in mind, the Third Estate resisted the injustice and by deciding to make their own National Assembly that truly did represent the people and gave itself control over taxes. In a short time, some members from the other estates joined them in their act of resistance. This was a prominent tipping point from which France tumbled faster and faster into the
While Macbeth worked to only benefited himself and his throne, Napoleon worked to help the entire nation. One of the most well known actions Napoleon did during his rule was the creation of the Civil Code of 1804. This new code, also called the Napoleonic Code, established a new way for judicial ruling and “equality under law” (Kishlansky 626 ). Napoleon also established better education programs and helped to improve the economic situations by creating the Bank of France. The Bank of France centralized the taxing system and made a stabilized currency.
Several historians argue that Louis XIV was a more despotic than absolutistic ruler. Adhering to the theory of the divine right of kings, Louis XIV “stretched the [monarchal] system to its limits,” ignoring the “traditional restraints recognized by most absolutists” (Beik 223; Fox 141). Although despotism and absolutism are incredibly similar in regards to exercising absolutistic rule, despotism is perceived to be a distinctly oppressive and cruel form of ruling. The “restraints” that William Beik mentions refer to attempts made by absolute leaders to distance themselves from cruel actions in order to retain popularity, an attempt that was not always made by Louis XIV. Academic historian Paul Fox similarly argues that “Louis XIV fitted into the despotic class of monarch,” as opposed to the “royal” class (Fox 138).
He could declare war and make peace. He levied taxes and spent the people’s money as he saw fit,” (Document 1). Louis XVI was an absolute monarch meaning he could do anything he desired since he had all the power. He created the laws he wanted and enforced other laws as well, no matter how unjust they were. He could also do whatever he wanted with their money; so he would spend money on extravagant things putting France further in debt, and then in an attempt to fix it he would put a larger tax on the
Napoleon’s military success greatly influenced his decision to crown himself as France’s emperor. Many people supported Napoleon, such as my family and the rest of the lower class. This is because he acknowledged their right to own land.He had several reforms of revolution, and one of the most influential was the economic reform.Napoleon contributed to the rise of democracy by allowing people to vote. My family and I were now able to live the life we always wanted. Even though there was a large amount of violence involved in the French Revolution all of the blood loss,it contributed to the growth of democracy.
The role that King Louis XIV plays in Tartuffe, although not a character himself, affects the whole outcome of the play. King Louis XIV was an absolute monarch and was responsible for restoring order in society. The age of reason, 1660-1805, was a time to restore order while finding humor in those who stray away from order. King Louis was responsible for ensuring the safety and order of the country, and we come to learn that his power spreads much further than suspected. By divine right and being an offstage presence, King Louis XIV has the ability to control and assist everyone, whether it is warranted or not.
The British Imperial rule of India not only maintained but completely controlled the Indian government and used it against Indians instead of defending them (Gandhi). The English did make the government significantly more efficient (Lalvani) but while making it more efficient they also took complete control. As the English took over the government they also took over whatever say any of the Indian people had and instead of defending or protecting the Indians the British used India´s own
Prince Klemens von Metternich was elected “emperor” by Emperor Francis of Austria when he created the office of state chancellor. Being a royal figure who is not from the royal bloodline is not the only thing that makes Metternich a unique figure in the history of European political leaders. He is a controversial figure who can be seen as selfish Austrian leader preventing other European countries to make peace with each other and become powerful, or a great diplomat,who brought continental peace to Europe during the 18th and 19th century, Metternich aimed for European continental peace; although he was doing more work to secure Austria’s position in the midst of the big and intimidating countries. He was the one, who made Austria to be
The Golden Ages William the Conqueror was a great admirer of Edward the Confessor and in particular the legislative and court administration system that this last of the House of Wessex had started to put in place to bring order to a kingdom that had been torn apart by the misrule of Canute’s two sons and Aethelred. The Normans were unused to laws as such but for William, given that he had doubled the size of his kingdom overnight, the need to be able to govern at a distance through decree was obvious. His written word must have the force of his physical presence in the future and somehow Edward the Confessor had performed this through the decree of laws. To reinforce his adoption of Edward’s legal system, the Conqueror began openly to