Absolutism in the 1700s exceeded Constitutionalism
The Experience of France and England in the 17th century demonstrates the intellectual and practical superiority of absolutism over constitutionalism. Absolutism in France was much more secure than Constitutionalism in England. Absolutism controlled all competing interest groups and organized all religious sects. Louis XIV had centralized power and control under his authority in France while Constitutionalism in England failed to create absolute monarchy. Constitutionalism in England dealt with James I, Charles I, and James II that led to a catastrophe. Absolutism in France was much more secure than Constitutionalism in England because Louis XIV had powerful standing armies. Louis came to a decision to chaos and anarchy was absolute power. Absolute monarchs created standing armies recruited, paid, and trained by the state. The standing army was a symbol of Louis XIV power and authority. For decades France dominated European politics using the new military machine, and from there Louis XIV moved quickly to centralize government. Even though Louis XIV was controlling power, Louis was able to secure France without any serious chaos or war in the country at that time. During the seventeenth century, absolutism demonstrates the intellectual and practical superiority over constitutionalism. In 1685 James II came to the throne and intended to restore the Roman Catholic faith bringing back the power of the English monarch. Many English people opposed the king, leading the parliamentarians to ask William of Orange to invade England and seize the throne. James II fled to Europe without any resistance. James failed to deal with the Constitutional monarchs in England, hence William and Mary accepted the crown of England. Therefore Absolutism in France demonstrates the intellectual and practical superiority over Constitutionalism in England. Secondly, Absolutism in France was much more secure than Constitutionalism in...
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