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The Sun King, King Louis XIV, established France as a dominant European nation. Known for his splendor and support for the arts, he heightened Franceâ??s cultural impact. He created a daunting military force and made France the premier power on the continent.

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He successfully placed a French prince on the Spanish throne. His foreign, military and domestic expenditure bankrupted the State and may have contributed to the Revolution, though this is questionable given that his successors had a hundred years between his death and the Revolution to initiate preventative reforms. Louis also strengthened the Crown's authority over the traditional feudal elites.

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He was really stipid, and a very bad

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