Problems faced by Louis XVIII (1814-1815)

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  • Problems faced by Louis XVIII (1814-1815)
    • 100 days
      • Napoleon returns to France - March 1815
      • Louis flees to Ghent - Under allie protection
        • King seen as working with enemies
      • 2nd treaty of Paris
      • Ends June 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo
    • Relliance on allies
      • Helped by them in his flee
      • Showed his weaknesses
      • They got rid of Napoleon for Louis
    • Limited Franchise
      • Leads to unpopularity
      • It was very small
      • It reduced who could vote
    • Socio-economic problems
      • Agricultural income - 75%
        • Very poor country
      • Industrial pressure on Paris
      • Wide gap between France and Europe industrally during the 18th and 19th century
      • France was backwards
    • Louis' mistakes
      • Too traditional
      • Believed in divine right
      • Created a new flag
        • Relation to Bourbon colours

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