'The financial crisis in the years 1774 to 1789 was due to Louis XVI's reluctance to support of reform.' Assess the validity of the view.

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This view has a high validity - although many other factors came into play, for example, the war costing 1,066 billion livres and other bodies such as the parlement blocking reforms, Louis XVI ultimately had absolute authority over the country and therefore could push through the reforms using a lit de justice…


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