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Analyze the similarities in the methods that various absolute monarchs used in the 1600s and 1700s to consolidate and increase their power.Throughout the 1600s and 1700s, several absolutist monarchs came to power throughout Europe. These rulers all believed that they were the only people capable of leading their empire, often citing God as the reason they were put on the throne. Although all of the absolute monarchscontrolled different empires, their methods of increasing in power by decreasing the power of thearistocracy, as well as using religion as a way to justify their actions.The absolute monarchs in Europe consolidated and increased their power by decreasing the power of the aristocracy. Louis XVI of France was able to accomplish this by building the Palace of Versailles. Louis XVI invited members of the French aristocracy to stay within his ginormous palace, effectively distracting them with its vast, beautiful halls and gardens. The