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When Louis XVI succeeded to the throne in 1774, he was 19. He had an enormous responsibility, as the government was deeply in debt, and resentment towards 'despotic' monarchy was on the rise. Louis also felt woefully unqualified for the job. He aimed to earn the love of his people by reinstating the parlements. While none doubted Louis's intellectual ability to rule France, it was quite clear that, although raised as the Dauphin since 1765, he was indecisive and not firm enough to rule.
He was considered to be weak ad indecisive.

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Q: How capable of a ruler was King Louis XVI?
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