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Unformatted text preview: power the government is becoming less and less controllable by the king. During the two sons rule the nobility will increasingly demand more attention and power within the government. Louis XV and the XVI were not as able to control the gov as well as his father. The nobility, both the sword and the robe combine together and become much harder for these two lesser kings to handle. WAR-1686-1713 1733-1815 almost a century of warfare, not only against one country but a variety of them. This is extremely expensive. When America fights great Britain for their independence, this is what bankrupts france. Not only did it make them bankrupt, they dont have anything to show for these wars that they fought. France managed to loose almost all of Canada, islands in the virgin islands, their colonies in India and this angers the bourgeoisies....
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- Fall '07
- French Revolution