AS History HIS1E Louis XIV exam (13th May 2015)Watch
From my knowledge the questions were something like:
01- Causes of Nine Years War
02 How far was gloire a factor in foreign policy
03- Why were the Dixieme and Capitation introduced
04- How far was corruption the cause of financial problems until 1685
05- Causes of War of Spanish Succession
06- How far did Louis' foreign policy strengthen France between 1685-1715
If someone could remember the actual questions that'd be great.
Overall though I thought the exam was okay but I find it a little harsh how there were two sections on foreign policy and nothing on religion or absolutism. I chose to do the first two sections and struggled a little bit in finding a way to support the fact that corruption WAS responsible, any ideas? I managed to find plenty for the reverse argument though such as Versailles, Wars, failures in the Persian Squadron etc.
I did Question 1 and 3 so I can't really comment on two. Question 3b was - "How far did Louis' foreign policy strengthen France between 1685-1715" or something along those lines! What were your answers for 1a and b. Just to compare!
For 1B I essentially talked about the causes of each war which covered some of the same ground as the first question but talked about his aims a little more. I think my conclusion was something along the lines of him being an opportunist in War of Reunions and Devolution.
What did you get?
I really hate to break this to you but for 1a I think you're wrong. Unfortunately from your answer I think you have got mixed up between that and the Dutch war. The Nine years war was due to Louis invading the Palatinate and Phillipsburg after the elector died....