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Ethan KimDr. GodatAP European AB1 October 2019Long Essay AssignmentIn the latter half of the 1600's, monarchial systems of both England and France were changing. In England, the move was away from an absolute monarch, and toward a more powerful Parliament. In France, the opposite was happening as Louis XIV strengthened his own office while weakening the general assembly of France, the Estates General. Absolutism, the political situation in which a monarch controls all aspects of government with no checks or balances, had been introduced in England by James I and Charles I, but never quite took hold. In France, on the other hand, Louis XIV took absolutism to extremes, claiming to be a servant of God (the "divine right of Kings") and dissolving France's only general assembly. Both Charles I of England and Louis XIV of France were both rulers which relied on the political philosophy of absolutism, however, one ruler ended up being more successful in terms of social, political, and economic terms of the 17thcentury.In France, around the middle of the 17th century, a revolution against the current monarch, Cardinal Mazarin, who wanted the right to claim royal edicts unconstitutional, and

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