HistoryNotes-12-19-05 - History Notes - 12/19/05 * France *...

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History Notes - 12/19/05 * France * * Louis XV - Main problem is an economic crisis * Wars of Louis XIV - drain on economy * Louis XV - Declared an income tax that applied to all citizens - everyone had to pay taxes - led to an outrage among the nobility * Louis XV - died and Louis XVI comes to power * The attitude towards the king's death was that it was his own * French Enlightened philosophs were advocates of the constitutional monarchy in England * The 3rd Estate took the Oath of the Tennis Court that stated that they will not disassemble as a group and will form their own government * Maria Teresa - Enlightened Despot, but not really - she was still sort of Old School * She set up a program of bureaucracy and a mercantile system * Joseph II - Abolishes serfdom * Joseph II declared that everyone would pay taxes - no tax exemptions * Equal punishment for crimes committed * * Old Fritz - * Frederick the Great - Ruled for 23 years - * Prussia remained docile after the 7 Years War * Frederick the Great earns his title because of the reform he made
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