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Carmine Lengua Jr 3D-1 Money Talks After the death of King Louis XIV France became more and more of a mere shadow of its former self Her weaknesses began to overshadow her strengths and the people sought control more and more Despite the fact the Louiss two immediate successors Louis XV and Louis XVI made minor improvements to his government and administration neither was able to recapture the dynastic glories of Louis XIV Jones 167 Although peoples true feelings came out very soon--indeed almost immediately--after Louis XIVs death he had most definitely molded France into a credible nation The state began to lose influence in world affairs without him A few bright events were overshadowed by the general decline of the country With a once great nation now in decline it is understandable that a period of great sociopolitical unrest ensued The nobility began to try to assert its inherent authority The members of the noble class began their initiative to topple the monarchy Their main objective was as a matter of fact the well being of France however they wished to remain in their position of prominence and status above that of the common man and to run the government Lefebvre 36 They struggled to achieve this end and after several years it finally seemed as though they might have done so Although there were many prerequisites--including but most certainly not limited to Louis XIVs taming and domestication of the nobility--the immediate financial difficulties and all the events that occurred in direct or indirect response to them up to the convocation of the Estates-General were the true harbingers of the First French Revolution A major problem perhaps the most prominent one in France in the latter half of the eighteenth century was one of finances Despite the fact that every major power of the late eighteenth century was in a diminished state it was in these times that the problems in France
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