History 11

 

More on Louis XIVs Legacy

 

-made France into an extremely strong nation-state.

-gained status as Europes leading cultural and military power. 

-a strong sense of nationalism emerged

-established an extensive overseas empire helping make France an economic power

-debt would continue to haunt the French crown

 

   Financed several wars

   Paid for a professional army

   Gave pensions to the nobility

   Maintained an elaborate court at Versailles

 

The increasing tax on the lower class would create a crisis in the 18th Century that the monarchy could not survive.