Read pages 530-534 and answer the following for Monday:
#7a) What is absolutism? How did Louis XIV administer his government so that it was considered the height of absolutism? (Make sure you look back into the section about Louis XIII and include the role of intendants)
#7b) In what ways did Louis XIV not actually have absolute control?
#8a) Define mercantilism.
#8b) How did Colbert's economic policies strengthen France?
#9a) What was the primary goal of Louis' wars? How successful was he?
#9b) What was the impact of these wars on French society and economy?