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Comparison Between Rulers
Transcript of Comparison Between Rulers
There are three absolute rulers that all held supreme power.
Absolutism- A political system in which ruler holds total power.
Louis XIV, Tsar Peter the Great, and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
The three each had their own style of rule but, there was similarities between them.
Began the powerful daimyo of Edo after the death of Hideyoshi in 1598, and begun to rule Japan.
Banking flourished, and paper money became the normal medium of exchange in business transactions.
Some farmers benefited by growing cash crops.
Most peasants experienced decline, and then rioted.
Strict legal classes were established.
Came to power in 1643 at the age of four.
When he was 27 he tool supreme power.
He though of himself as the Sun King- a source of light for all people.
Louis kept his power by his control of central policy-making.
He removed very high nobles and princes from the royal council to cast out danger from his rule.
Since he only held power at the local level, he bribed important people to carry out his policies.
Louis pursued an anti-protestant policy and convicted the Huguenots to Catholicism.
Created an army of four thousand for military glory.
Peter the Great
Became czar in 1689
He also claimed divine right to rule.
Westernized Russia by using European technology.
Taught western manners, custom, and practice.
Forced Russian men to shave their beards and upper-class women to move out into society.
Made Russian into a great state and military power to ready access to Europe.
Created a political state- a well ordered community governed by law.
Examine absolutism through a comparison of the rulers Louis XIV, Tsar Peter the Great, And Tokugawa Ieyasu.