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Royal Theories. French Monarchy HHenry IV (Navarre) dies and son takes throne LLouis XIII (1610-1643) YYoung, weak leader CCardinal Richelieu.

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Presentation on theme: "Royal Theories. French Monarchy HHenry IV (Navarre) dies and son takes throne LLouis XIII (1610-1643) YYoung, weak leader CCardinal Richelieu."— Presentation transcript:

1 Royal Theories

2 French Monarchy HHenry IV (Navarre) dies and son takes throne LLouis XIII ( ) YYoung, weak leader CCardinal Richelieu takes control Chief minister and most trusted adviser Determined to strengthen monarchy

3 To strengthen Monarchy Richelieu… La Rochelle’s defeat was a signal to all Protestants to GET OUT of France!

4 FRANCE

5 How did Louis XIV create absolute power?

6 Louis XIV creates Financial Issues

7 Louis’ Wars LLouis XIV developed a professional army WWar an incessant activity WWaged four wars 11667: invaded Spanish Netherlands Lost to Dutch, English, Swedes 11672: Dutch War: invaded United Provinces Brandenburg, Spain, HRE ended war

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10 How did Spain go from the most populous empire in the world to ruin?  Treasury was empty: Philip II went bankrupt in 1596  Wars, excesses of court  Government was inefficient  Armed forces out of date  Philip III ( )  Weaknesses became apparent  Philip IV ( )  Put country in hands of Gaspar de Guzman, count of Olivares  30 Years War caused revolts and civil war  Dutch Independence declared in Peace of Westphalia


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