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Weakness and attitude - The new constitution brought in limited the king's power. Louis XVI was a weak king but this enhanced his desires for more power.
Selfishness - lower class citizens were heavily taxed, This provided for the king's lavish and careless expenditure, which he did not want to end.
Reluctant to a constitutional monarchy - The king's title was inherited. The thought of him sharing the power with others did not sit well with him.
Active and passive voters - There were different levels of voter in France. One had to work and pay his way up, if he wanted to be a recognized voter. These payments only went to the upper class and the people who supported the king and people saw it as a betrayal.
Church - The king viewed the catholic church as having a huge influence in his lands and passed a law deeming the church as property of the monarch. Thus, the king had new influence.
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Sep 29th, 2015
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