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Unformatted text preview: Read McKay pgs. 531 - 542 QUESTIONS 1. Why is Absolutism different from Totalitarianism of the 20th century? 2. What is meant by the term "sovereignty." 3. How did the "Fronde" influence Louis XIV's attitude towards government? 4. Describe the basic economic strategy (mercantilism) of Jean-Baptiste Colbert as finance minister under king Louis XIV. 5. What was Louis XIV's reasoning behind the revocation of the Edict of Nantes? 6. Describe French Classicism. 1. The rule of absolute monarchs was not all-embracing because they lacked the financial and military resources and technology to do so. But totalitarianism sought to control ALL facets of the state including art, education, religion, economy, and politics for the sake of the state. Absolutist states did foreshadow recent totalitarian regimes in two fundamental aspects: Glorification of state over all other concerns and an expansionist agenda to divert attention from...
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