The Result of the Repression
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There were signs of the benefits of repression and the security that emerged as a result of the rise of the absolutist state and the proliferation of the repressive/protective policy. One clear benefit was an increase in population. There were also some signs of decline of various forms of violence, for example, rape. These changes in mores were reflections of slow changes in the composition of European culture. At the same time, despite the importance of these changes, the state was not able to arrest all the most dangerous manifestations of asocial behavior, even by repression on a large scale. Even after an additional century of continuous repression, stability and basic security would slowly penetrate only relatively small areas of the state and provide visible changes in behavior in only a small segment of the population.