King Louis XIV’s disastrous rule brought about a series of effects that influenced the French Revolution in the following century. King Louis XIV's 72 year reign was incredibly influential in shaping French history. King Louis XIV’s childhood was traumatic because of “La Fronde” which was a noble rebellion against the monarchy. This experience taught King Louis XIV to distrust the nobles. It was for this reason that he eventually excluded nobility from the council and surrounded himself with loyal ministers whom he could control.
It made the people realize what they wanted France to be, eventually causing them to revolt against the government make France a republic. It is evident that these three reasons are the main causes that led to the French revolution and the downfall of the French monarchial system. The ineffectiveness of the King Louis and Marie Antoinette being the main reason since it was because of it that led to the dissatisfaction of the peasants, which led them to seeking better systems and laws in the Enlightenment. It was all these reasons combined together that ultimately led to the destruction of the old regime and the French Revolution.
Even though monarchs have argued for social benefits, they fail to meet with expectations of commoners. Indeed, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Turbulence in politics and the government led to the development of new philosophies, which ultimately replaced broken ones that favored monarchy. The English Civil War that directly influenced the American Revolution, as well as the French Revolution along with other examples, proves that absolute monarchy inexorably led to the rise of modern democracy.
Soon after, King John went back to battle against France and needed the money from his vassals, the Barons. Many of the Barons became upset, primarily due to the fact that many believed the battles against France had run on far too long. The King continued to command, and the Barons needed to restrict the King. The Magna Carta would ultimately limit and control the power of the King and give new and revolutionary rights to the people. King John was not succeed... ... middle of paper ... ...uccess of the Magna Carta make the Magna Carta such a prime example of Rights and Responsibilities in History.
Foreign influence in the form of Calvinism missionaries significantly increased the number of Huguenots and worsened the heated situation between the Catholics and Huguenots in France. In addition the Triumvirate received financial backing from Philip II of Spain who encouraged the Catholic faction to use violence. It is evident that the lack of monarchical power aided the development of factional and religious rivalry combined with external foreign influence and the spread of Calvinism to eventually result in the outbreak of several religious wars that lasted for approximately ten years of Charles IX’s reign.
The primary cause of the revolution was the disputes over the peoples' differing ideas of reform. Before the beginning of the Revolution, only moderate reforms were wanted by the people. An example of why they wanted this was because of king Louis XIV's actions. At the end of the seventeenth century, King Louis XIV's wars began decreasing the royal finances dramatically. This worsened during the eighteenth century.
Both kings had to summon on Parliament and the Estates General to raise revenue. Both monarchs attempted to use force to maintain their power but eventually lost to the liberal people who wanted a reformed government. The extremist period of both the English and French Revolutions consisted of a semi-dictator; Cromwell in England and Robespierre in France, who set up a totalitarian military state. Lastly, both the English and French had to carry out two attempts at establishing a constitutional monarchy in order to finally have a stable, lasting government. In both the English and French Revolutions the monarch was the establishment being revolted against.
Enlightenment writers and philosophers would question the old order and write about new political systems and a society where everyone would have equal amounts of power. Because of this, ... ... middle of paper ... ... Soon, King Louis XV had bankrupted the national treasury of France and had left the country in debt. By this time, the monarchs were being frowned upon, so when France was passed onto Louis XVI, people judged him quickly and deemed him a bad king who did not know how to deal with the country’s affairs. The people of France were tired of having kings who repeatedly ignored their problems and needs and were turning against the idea of absolutism, making it one cause of the French Revolution.
France was subjected to various civil wars and wars of religion, and the future king, Louis XIV, witnessing this period of unrest, vowed to impleme... ... middle of paper ... ...V had achieved, and the English people feared their religious freedom was being jeopardized. These circumstances would then lead to England’s “Glorious Revolution,” which would take on the unpopular monarchy and defeat it, thereby putting William and Mary in the English throne. France and England underwent very different changes during the seventeenth century. While France transformed from an instability, war-torn country to a united, prosperous nation, England did just the opposite. France’s success can be largely attributed to Louis XIV long reign, and England’s decline was caused by a series of short rules by vastly different rulers.
This image shows that the third estate does all the hard and painful work for these clergy men and nobility. This image was created to show how un... ... middle of paper ... ...iven the third estate reasons to rebel and take actions for change. In France the economic failures are one of the main causes of the French revolution, unfair taxing and bankruptcy has gotten the people of France irritated by the government. Gradually the privileges of the nobility were eliminated by the revolution. Many groups of people had help make the revolution successful such as the National Convention, they have passes many statements and documents to mark their every steps of successful during the French revolution.