Absolutism Essay | Absolutism

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Absolutism

Summary: An overview of absolutism as practiced by three rulers in world history -- Louis XIV of France, Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire, and Peter the Great of Russia.
Absolutism can be defined in a simple way. It means a ruler that has complete or absolute power over his people and his government. There are two parts to absolutism. First is the Divine Right. When a ruler has divine right, it means that he gets his power from God. Then there is Social Contract. It's when people give up their rights for security.

Louis XIV of France, became the ruler in 1661. He also believed in divine right because of his grandfather who was Philip II of Spain. He used the sun as a example, to explain his power, the sun stands in middle of the solar system, he was the center of the French nation. Louis strengthen the state so much that he expanded the bureaucracy and hired intendants to collect taxes, recruited solders and made out policies in his provinces.

With Louis in hand, the French army...

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