he only wanted help from the secretaries and ministers of state to assist him, when he asked for them. he did not want them to sign anything without command. Louis XIV swore to take complete control over the government. Louis began to call himself the “Sun King” as a symbol of his absolute power. After taking control of the government, he worked to centralize and tight control of France and its colonies.
King Louis, also known as the sun king was a very extravagant ruler and had absolute control of France for the time of his reign. During this time, Louis spent large amounts of money on his interests, while having great influence over the people with a strong personality and making sure other influential people did not go against him. One of the effects on France by Louis XIV”s rule was the damage he did to the economy with things such as his own extravagances and a large amount of spending on the Versailles palace. Many other conflicts, such as the widespread persecution of Calvinist Protestants (known as Huguenots in France) and France’s involvement in many unsuccessful war campaigns caused France’s deficit to be double the amount of the yearly income of France. The damaging habits of the king and the damaged economy nearly pushed France to disaster and were just one of the many problems that emerged from the reign of Louis XIV.
He did not share his power with anyone or any organization. He limited the power of his nobles and princes by having them live in his palace where their power would have been void. The nobles over time felt they needed to please Louis in return for letting them live in the Palace of Versailles (Doc 5). Louis attempted to control Protestants in France by making them convert to Catholicism. In addition he would not allow them to leave the country and he took down their churches (Doc 6).
Arianna Paulin Mr. Bonnet World History II, French Revolution 27th of October, 2017 Through His Actions and Policies, To What Extent was King Louis the XVI Responsible for the French Revolution? Introduction Paragraph Between the years of 1785 and 1793, the French society was on the verge of collapsing. There was poverty and famine roaming the streets, making it nearly impossible to survive given the ridiculously high and unjust taxing system. King Louis XVI, who was the ruler at the time, was a main contributor to these problems that led France to its downfall. The country had a massive lack of resources and food, which led King Louis XVI to borrow more money than he could afford, thus putting the country in immense debt.
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. Moliere was specific in mentioning King Louis’ power over the country to foreshadow his role in Tartuffe. Instead of appealing to the King to save the day in a believable fashion, Moliere creates a comical play to allow the audience to come to the realization themselves. People blindly follow the king, similarly to how Orgon and others blindly follow Tartuffe. King Louis XIV ruled the country for seventy-two years, during which time people grew to trust that he was doing what was best for the country, without ever knowing what he was doing.
He cited Salic Law of Succession which excluded women from succession to the throne according to France rule. This started a war between Prussia along with its allies against Austria which Frederick took every opportunity to demonstrate his powerful fleets strength. This resulted in a treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle in 1748 which its focus was that of Prussia annexing Silesia leaving France out of the picture, this of course insulted Louis XV. Britain was widely known for their superior navy. Being that Britain was an island, it makes sense that their priorities would be focused on building a large army to defend
In addition, he saw The French as the protectors of the metis because of their religion and French background. Riel argues that “Quebec ought to support the Metis, not because it is a Catholic society, but because mere colonie,” which translate to mother colony. Therefore, he argues, like “any loving parent, it must not abandon it offspring and spare itself ‘la douleur.” Or the pain. Moreover, Riel makes the link clear between the French people and the Metis, whether it is in his diary, letters or poems that he writes. In one of Riel’s more famous poems, ‘Le Chat et Les Souris,’ historian Albert Braz suggests, that the poem exemplifies the degree to which Riel considers Quebec or the French not just his people's ancestral homeland but their actual homeland.
Fontenelle states “they want the world on large scale, as a watch is on a small scale, so that everything goes by regular movements based on the organization of its parts” this statement is exactly how Lucretius presents his universe, working according to the order of “parts”. Fontenelle in contrast to Lucretius delves into why he finds the mechanical beautiful “now that I know it’s like a watch; it’s superb that, wonderful as it is, the whole order of nature is based upon such simple things” (Fontenelle 12). In the “First Evening” of Fontenelles work he completely gives reason to believe and hold true to what he is claiming. He gives the reader reason to believe in his work by showing its beauty by expanding the concept of beauty at the time from complicated and shrouded in mystery to simple and mechanical. The exploration of beauty and science is what lacks in the work of Lucretius, because it gives no reason to believe in his
Although King Henry VIII was a devout Catholic, his thirst for power, selfish motives, and desire for independence all contributed to the separation from the Catholic Church and forming the Church of England. King Henry VIII defended the Catholic Church during the beginning of his reign. He was very religious and attended mass as often as five times a day. He was openly against heretics, so when he publicly denounced Martin Luther, an influential Protestant, he gained the Church as an ally. Henry even went to such extreme lengths such as burning non-Latin bibles and torturing non-Catholics in order to gain affluence from the Church.
Despite the King is not physically a character in the play, he counts for a lot. His final intervention, even through his officer’s words and actions, is crucial to unmask Tartuffe and to give Orgon his dignity back, thus resolving the main conflict. Without having a part in Tartuffe, Louis XIV plays a central and significant role. Indeed, he is the real powerful figure in the play, and at the end of the play he intervenes with a silent but strong force to restore the order. The Sun King strongly shows his authority; as a matter of fact, he has the last say as well as the final and decisive power in Tartuffe.