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One of the several obstacles that caused problems for Louis XVI and that wasnt in any way his own fault was his wife He was married to one of Maria Theresas daughters Marie Antoinette who came from a very wealthy family so she was very spoiled and wanted to live a life full of luxury such as always buying herself unnecessary things and this angered the people of France This caused Louis XVI to be less popular mostly in the Third Estate where everyone had to experience the unfairness of Frances money distribution and later on really suffer because of it France was already in financial problems anyway because of the War of American Independence that they supported so now they were not only in bankruptcy but many people were not even able to pay taxes There is no way Louis XVI is to blame fully for all the problems there were in France mainly because some of those problems were inherited such as the taxation The taxation system which included only the Third Estate paying taxes and not clergy or nobility so this was the same as asking for money only from the poorest people of France who might have not even been able to pay them was already there when Louis XVI became king but he could have tried to make at least the nobles pay He did ask them to at one point but he just let it go and didnt keep insisting when they refused which was quite obviously going to happen This also shows how Louis was not very strong a not a good leader because when he wanted something and didnt get it he didnt even insist on it or use force so he didnt have any type of a leaders spirit that could keep things under control and achieve what he wanted Louis decided to have every village write up a cahier list of grievances which raised
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