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What is the Third Estate The Third Estate is the nation The Third Estate consists of 98 of the population of France and essentially under King Louis has supported the entire country The problem is that was France aiding the American revolution in only to humiliate the English went bankruptKing Louis had been a selfish wasteful and inefficient ruler When employment hit its all time low he considered strategies when he called on the Assembly of Notables and when the two Upper Estates rejected tax raises King Louis called the Estates General who was last called on in 1614 At first the Estates General looked to hold some promise for the middle class The Bourgeoisie were successful in increasing the representation of the Third Estate from 300 to 600 reps however they were refused the change to individual voting from voting per bloc In this system it was unfair because the first two blocs would vote against the Third Estate This system however would guarantee King Louis of political control of the country The old system of voting would keep the voting in his favor In an effort to increase his general impression with the Third Estate he asked the people for grievances with all intentions to be disregarded In overall effect the meeting of the Estates General proved to be useless to the Bourgeoiss cause Since the Bourgeoisie hoped the calling of the Estates General would bring out things such as more rights to the Third Estate something had to be done The middle class got together and announced a single meeting place for all estates where they would vote by head they called it the National Assembly They invited all members of the other Estates to join but only a few liberal clergy and nobles joined Louis ordered the separate Estates to meet behind closed doors The Bourgeoisie found themselves locked out of their room This was another of the blatant display of
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