Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course European History #13
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Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course European History #13

August 25, 2019

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  1. I can tell that Louis XIV primed everything for his grandson and his wife to be doomed, this court culture he did was really bad.

  2. When you think of Europe what is the one country that come to mind historically?

    Your choices are……

    A. Greece
    B. Italy
    C. France
    D. England
    E. Germany

    Mine is a toss up between Italy and france

  3. I believe this video is overly negative about absolutism. Sure, absolutism certainly wasn't democratic, but it still was an improvement over the feudalism of the previous centuries. Since the end of the Hundred Years War, both French and English monarchs sought to increase their power and to reduce the powers of the great nobility. During the 16th century, France had to live through multiple religious wars caused by great houses forming leagues and warring each other. It ended with Henri IV and the King's ministers (Sully under Henri IV, Richelieu under Louis XIII and Mazarin under Louis XIV) undermined the power of the great nobles, which culminated with "La Fronde." When the Fronde was crushed, the Great Nobles were humiliated at last.

    Absolutism gave birth to a centralised, modern state. The King was ruling effectively over his whole kingdom, but he had to heed the advices of his councils, to obey the fondamental laws of the Kingdom and respect the rights of his subjects (whatever rights they had). His ministers were not necessarily nobles. Intendants (stewards) were appointed to oversee the administration of the provinces (both financial and laws). These were real administrators, and not nobles of the sword. This was a great improvement from the constant bickerings of the High Nobility.

  4. As I was taught, true absolutism was impossible before the creation of the modern state. Fascism and Stalinism etc. being the only true absolutist authorities we’ve ever seen.

  5. There is a finite amount of wealth in the world, capitalism just allows for inflationary bubbles where we pretend on a cultural level that commodities have more inherent value than they actually do.

  6. Funny story, in college I took a European history course and our final essay question for the Final was "Based on historical figures and using the university and surrounding county as location, design your own totalitarian regime." It was a little easy for us because our professor gave us that question ahead of the final, so I'm sure she loved reading the responses. I based my control of governmental on Versailles and Louis XIV by housing all the student government and department heads in our fanciest Residence area, which had really amazing food (including really amazing cookies that were also calorie bombs). I didn't do well with the first half of the exam (just not great at memorizing dates and names), but I know she gave me full marks on the essay.

  7. "I don't know what kids like. Tik Tok?"
    Me: "*DEUS VULT* WE MUST PURGE THE INFIDELS THAT BROUGHT US THIS UNHOLY SIN"

  8. At 9:35 there's a mention of Jean-Baptiste Colbert. Did anyone else immediately think of JON BATISTE, the bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen COLBERT?

  9. Correct me if I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure Louis XIV wore those stockings cuz he loved Ballet, something he was proud of and often did growing up.

  10. JOHN GREEN IS FAKE HISTORY IS FAKE THIS WHOLE CHANNEL IS FAKE DO NOT SUBSCRIBE OR LISTEN TO THIS NONSENSE

  11. JOHN GREEN IS FAKE HISTORY IS FAKE THIS WHOLE CHANNEL IS FAKE DO NOT SUBSCRIBE OR LISTEN TO THIS NONSENSE

  12. JOHN GREEN IS FAKE HISTORY IS FAKE THIS WHOLE CHANNEL IS FAKE DO NOT SUBSCRIBE OR LISTEN TO THIS NONSENSE

  13. JOHN GREEN IS FAKE HISTORY IS FAKE THIS WHOLE CHANNEL IS FAKE DO NOT SUBSCRIBE OR LISTEN TO THIS NONSENSE

  14. JOHN GREEN IS FAKE HISTORY IS FAKE THIS WHOLE CHANNEL IS FAKE DO NOT SUBSCRIBE OR LISTEN TO THIS NONSENSE

  15. I don't think I had heard about the Jaden Smith Studio before. Is this a new studio? Renamed? In any case, I'm all for having Jaden Smith sponsor Crash Course to the degree of having a studio named for him, I'm just curious about the details!

  16. You know my favorite monarchy? Queen Isabelle of Spain who oversaw the Spanish Inquisition but no mention of it here on Crash Course, despite it having a huge influence on the future of the iberian peninsula and western hemisphere. What's worse is I'm pretty sure it was glossed over on account of it conflicting your with fantasized belief of a guy in the sky.

  17. Just wanna give some sincere positive feedback; I really like the pace of speech in this vid. Sometimes crash course can feel like way too many words in way too short of time, making these already big ideas overwhelming. Feels a lot more calm. Thanks for all you do at any rate! 😀

  18. I love you crash course! Thank you John as well. my EU4 games have become so much better thanks to this series

  19. I feel like john is like a bunch of historical lenses: the new john is calmer wiser and more experienced but he lost the majority of his corny jokes and machine gun way of talking

  20. disappointed. I was expecting a more european look at absolute monarchy not just france. what about the Czars, kaisers and other european monarchs. should have said in the title that this was only going to talk about france

  21. One of the current theme to study to become history teacher in France is centered around absolutism in France in that period. Now you may find, reading James B. Collins, that absolutism is somewhat overused and never defined. Also according to him, it has more to do with the rise of the "good of the State" over the "common good" than of absolute power. And there are many many resistances to the establishment of the State up until it all implodes during the Revolution. Only to be reborn after.

  22. Robespierre: "The state will decide your fate."
    Louis XIV: "I am the state!" Lunges at Robespierre

  23. I follow a few channels that go over historic time periods and scientific topics. This channels are the hardest to follow. The topic always seems interesting but the info isn’t portrayed in an Interesting way

  24. Now that I’m out of school I can say I ALWAYS had to watch these videos in school and when it came on it was LITT

  25. Those legs in that initial picture weren’t Louis, but rather a dancer whom the painter brought in for a model. As John said, the desire was to show these beautiful legs as pillars of strength, even for a man in his 60s.

  26. Why the hell does John sound so bored out his mind? Does he hate talking about european history kr something

  27. The war of the league of Augsburg was not a defeat for France. Most battles were French victories and even if he renounces to some of his conquests, he definitly acquired Alsace, which would later cause some problems with the Germans.
    The war of the Spanish succession was a defeat in North America for France but in Europe if was a victory. The borders were defended and Louis XIV's grandson took the crown of Spain, turning Spain as an ally of France like Louis wanted

  28. Fun fact: There is only one absolute monarch left in Europe today in 2019. Do you know who?

    The Pope, who is the absolute monarch of Vatican City. Since the Vatican is not a democracy, it cannot join the EU.

  29. John, where is eastern Europe in all of this? imo it played a huge role as of the 15th century, creating nations like Russia, Poland, Prussia, Hungary that influenced the 19th and 20th century like never before

  30. And now I want to re-read Twenty Years After (the better of the two sequels to *The Three Musketeers*). I got all of the English history in that book, but I missed a lot of the French history.

  31. So this video is Absolute monarchy in France. Many European countries rejected the ideologies of Absolutism and Divine right of monarchy

  32. You’re john green the best thing to pick and watch on the internet, i was amazed by this new european history videos, please , please , don’t stop making videos and please keep them coming free because you’ve given us a completely new exciting way to learn about history, being greedy in history I’m hoping for more and more, it is becoming a history encyclopedia, thank you all very much crash course team you’re the best.

  33. Did you have to be desperate to add sawdust to your dough, or did you need to be a baker in search of more profit?
    Asking for a friend.

  34. I have been to castle of Versailles. It is a nice place but i was surprised there was nothing about the treaty of Versailles in the museum.

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