Louis XIV Of France: An Absolute Monarch

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Louis XIV of France is the perfect example of an absolute monarch. If you have an absolute monarch, you must have absolutism, Absolutism is a political theory holding that all power should be vested in one ruler, monarch or dictator. Louis XIV had the longest reign in European history, it was for 72 years. He became king in 1643, and in 1661 he started reforming France. He established a court at Versailles, and fought other countries in four wars. Of those four wars, it included war with the Spanish Netherlands, and the Franco-Dutch War. Louis XIV was the decision maker for France at this time, which made him an absolute monarch. Everyone below him had to obey his orders, advice, follow his rules, and help nobody except for him. Louis XIV is
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