Define "Absolutism" and then explain your take on the excesses of Louis XIV's lifestyle. Use examples from what you have read in Chapter 21, especially the palace of Versailles.Absolutism is when all power is vested in one ruler or other authority by a divine right that was given to him by god. That nobody what so ever can question the right of your power. The “Sun King” also known as King Louis XIV was a ruler that was one of the world’s most influential figures in history. He had turned the upper middle class and the nobility into his supporters by exempting them from taxation. He made himself into the biggest and most fierce ruler by using the country’s money. He and his family originally resided in Paris but he detested Paris. So he moved and built the Palace of Versailles on where his
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