Political Absolutism Essay

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In the seventeenth century, both England and France were going through religious and political turmoil. The religious problems were associated with the religions protestant and Calvinists coming out and fighting to be accepted. One of the political turmoils was that both countries were being changed how they were being run, the amount of money had, spent and what was accepted. One of the biggest problems for England and France was the thirty years’ war, which began with conflicts between Catholics and Protestants within the Holy Roman Empire, it involved most European states. The war ended with many central European lands in ruins and the balance of power shifted toward France, England, and the Dutch Republic. France for years had to raise…show more content…
They wanted more control, more men and money for their armed forces and projects. Over time it was clear what changes were working and for the better and which were not. In England 1640s there was a civil war between Charles I and parliament which opened the way for new demand for political participation. In 1688 when parliament overthrew James II it insisted William and Mary the new king and queen agree to the Bill of Rights. The seventeenth century rulers were successful which created the political and economic conditions for their critics to…show more content…
Hobbes argues for this form of government as a solution to the crises of all men being equal and them having the right to get justice when laws or rules are broken. He says that there should be a social contract putting trust into one person to take care of all the good and bad that people do. It is not a right that puts someone into power, but a contract with the people so that they can change who is in charge if they feel that, that person is not getting the justice that is needed and allowing bad stuff to continue to happen. Hobbes also argues that this form of government was needed to overcome the defects of human nature, his case was made by referring to science rather than religion to support this form of
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