Absolute power

An example of this is of Lois XIV and his reign of absolutism in France from 1661 to 1715. In the beginning, he made himself the absolute ruler and got rid of all the very high nobles and princes form the royal council. Also, he kept them out of politics by enticing them in entertainment at the Court of Versailles. Furthermore, he gained complete authority of the central policy-making machinery of government. But with that power his reign became corrupt. By bribing all the aristocrats and royal nobles and princes he was the only ruler of France and that was where the trouble began. He did not know how to manage his finances and he spent way too much on his court and his love for war. The increase in royal power that Louis pursued led the king to make war a constant activity of his reign. In the end, howeve



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