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sept 30

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University of Toronto St. George
Mc Kim/ Penfold

HIS 263 Sept. 30 The Royal takeover and the clash of empires Major themes o 1663 the royal takeover Political and economic transformation of new france o Clash of empires Anglo-French imperial rivalry 2 stages 1. 1689-113 This struggle would have important history of north America The royal takeover o Louis XIV sun king o J.B Colbert o Absolute monarch Effort desire to concentrate all authority hand of one individual Absolute power o I am the state o Death in 1715 o Grand approach symbolize philosophy o Embodies the grand state o Evidence in his dress and conduct o Strong believer in mercantilism State control economy Colonies like new France benefit for the mother country Exploiting the colonies of raw materials Creating a market for the colonies for finished products o J. B Colbert Minister of the marine Colonial minister Transform new France Turn it into a French Province Export governmental structures, economic systems From old France to new France Finds expression manifest itself on the royal take over in 1663 Prior to this day 3 big characteristics French encouraging settlement Trade various natives like algonians Missionary activity Jesuits penetrating communities saving their souls Christianity New france scattered o Under the umbrella of absolute French state o Harmonized bound together the French empire o Key characteristics pattern of governmental change Impose on new france governmental structures of france itself Top was sun king
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