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FRANCE UNDER LOUIS XIV: Essential Idea. Identify the religious conflict that developed between Catholics and Protestants in France. Describe the development and impact of the monarchy during the Age of Absolutism in France. Background. Government. Economy. The Sun King. Versailles.

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FRANCE UNDER LOUIS XIV:

Essential Idea

Identify the religious conflict that developed

between Catholics and Protestants

in France.

Describe the development and impact

of the monarchy during

the Age of Absolutism in France.

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Background

Government

Economy

The Sun King

Versailles

Wars

Culture

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Jean Colbert

1. Mercantilism

a. Surplus of gold and silver

b. Favorable balance of trade

c. Tariffs on imports

d. Colonies -- raw materials/markets

2. Huguenots -- prospered under Colbert

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Moliere:

French playwright

who wrote stories

poking fun at

French society.

Jean Baptiste Racine:

plays modeled after Greek playwrights

New dance that formed?

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Wars very costly and mostly unsuccessful

1. France became the #1 nation in Europe under Louis XIV.

2. The Thirty Years’ War

3. War of Spanish Succession

4. Balance of Power established

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Background:

St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

Henry IV

Louis XIII

Richelieu

Mazarin

The Fronde