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Yes. Absolutism is rarely, if ever, as absolute as the name suggests. Even after the ascension of Louis XIV, the Estates of France continued to meet in assemblies. The most famous and powerful was of course the Estates General, a national body which admittedly only met once in this period. And it ended up ushering in the French Revolution. However, on ...


As a French speaker you would probably have access to much better resources on this than I. But... My understanding for France in that period is that the only national political power the common people had came from the Estates General. It didn't have a lot of power, and most of what it could do was only advisory in nature. But it could provide for new ...

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