Louis XVIII 1814-1824

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  • Created on: 20-03-14 21:14
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  • Louis XVIII
    • Successes
      • Paid off war indemnities 1818
      • Moderate policies until 1820
      • Appointed Richlieu (1815) and Decazes (1818), two capable ministers
      • Resisted ultras 1816-1820
        • Electoral reforms reduced their numbers from 1816
      • Supported King Ferdinand and controlled Spain
      • Added to the Concert of Europe 1818
      • Economic recovery 1815 after tighter spending
    • Failures
      • Ultras dominated the chamber 1815 and 1820 onwards
      • 100 Days made Louis look weak and incompetent
      • White Terror 1815
        • Marshall Ney excecuted
        • Bonapartists persecuted
        • Removed Bonapartists from the NG
      • Removed the tricolour flag
      • Failed to control people after Duc de Berry's murder 1820
      • Increased clergy influence
      • Fat, lazy and old
      • Reintroduced press censorship
      • Appointed a Catholic education minister
      • Allowed Richlieu to pass electoral reforms in favour of ultras
  • Aims
    • Keep peace
    • Restore international reputation
    • Steer a middle course politically
    • Keep the influential Pays Legal happy
    • Stick to the charter

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