CLEP Western Civ II

Category - Absolutism-Constitutionalism

One of the distinctive aspects of Louis XIV's rule of France was his
  1. Insistence on a single religion
  2. Proliferation of French culture
  3. Inordinately peaceful reign
  4. Generating revenue without taxation
  5. Distributing power among branches of government
Answer: B - Louis XIV strove to proliferate French culture so that it would become the dominant culture of Europe. He developed pro-French interests across Europe as part of his larger goal of territorial expansion. As a quintessential absolute monarch, Louis XIV consolidated political power in the monarchy and streamlined and expanded taxation processes.
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