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Initially when it is thought that a change is needed within a systeman attempt is made for peaceful reform this ultimately fails as a result of peoples greed outlasting their patience to settle things equitably When both parties are motivated by self gain it is the basest of human nature to fight to the bitter bloody end for what they believe in and see as just During the French Revolution for example King Louis XlV brought the Assembly of Notables together in 1787 for peaceful talks of reform to minimize the national debt This was rejected so the king turned to the Estates General for answers to the many problems plaguing the nationThis may have worked provided the Estates General did not have any problems of their own but this was not the case The institution consisted of the three estates giving each estate one vote This appears to be fair but since the first and second estates voted almost always together the third estate was consistently outnumbered This was even more unjust because the third estate represented 96 of the population For obvious reasons the Estates General was of no help to the king and in fact gave him another problem to deal with As a result of the inequalities that existed between the firstsecond and third estates the people began to revolt At this time talk was still civil but the people had no intentions of relinquishing their demandsThe people of the third estate were wanting fair representation and equality in taxation King Louis would not allow this and in May of 1789 the citizens took the Tennis Court Oath forming the National Assembly of France and vowing not to disband until the kingdom was fixed upon firm foundations Still there was no violence or talk of blood shed in fact this was not the goal of the National Assembly what so ever Their aims were not to destroy the monarchy but to
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