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Instead of spending money on the government and improving things for the common good it was spent on Versailles. The king required vast gardens, fountains, and elaborate art throughout. He had is gardners change the flowers 4 times a day, wore gold cloth( he was the sun king) and had elaborate parties.

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Because they needed to have the French Revolution in order to decline!

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