Why is carousing a sign of the state's corruption in Hamlet?

In Hamlet, when Claudius has a drink a cannons are fired, why do the cannons get fired? And how is carousing decrease the reputation. Is this something that the people in the Elizabethan time would understand the modern reader's wouldn't? How would a modern reader react differently to this?

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