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nobles invited would never want to leave, and Louis XVI used this to distract them and expandhis power without them interfering. Peter the Great of Russia was also able to decrease the powerof aristocracy by forcing them to purchase land and move into the city of St. Petersburg. With allof the nobles located in one city, Peter was able to keep them under his control. In addition torelocating the nobility to St. Petersburg, Peter used fear and threats to keep the nobles fromopposing him. These tactics were very effective at keeping the aristocracy from interfering in theabsolute monarch’s ultimate goal of achieving more power.The absolute monarchs in Europe consolidated and increased their power by usingreligion as a way to justify their actions. To start with, these monarchs told their people that Godput them on earth to be their leader, some even saying that they had communication with God.
Peter the Great of Russia used religion to spread propaganda to the people of Russia. Using themoney he raised from taxes, he paid the clergies of churches around his empire. These clergiesthen preached positive messages about Peter and his greatness. Although what Louis XVI diddoes not involve religion, he used it as a way to justify his greatness. Louis XVI referred tohimself as the sun king, and even made people watch him wake up every morning since he wasthe sun. Louis XVI did use his power to undo the Edict of Nantes, the treaty that gave FrenchHuguenots rights to worship in France. When he undid this, he forced Catholicism to be theofficial and only religion in France.All these rulers were very similar in their expansion of power in their empires. Theirexpansion of power made them powerful at the time, but many of these rulers ended up gettingoverthrown in the end.
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