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Althrough history political economic and social inequalities have sometimes led people to revolt against their governments in the 1700s France was the most advanced country in Europe It was the center of the Enlightenment Frances culture was widely praised and served as a model for the rest of the world However the appearance of success was deceiving There was a great unrest in France caused by high prices high taxes and disturbing questions about the rights of men and the government had raised enlightenment thinkers by the likes of Rousseau and Voltaire In this essay I will discuss the political economic and social inequalities that caused the French Revolution of 1789 During this age of Enlightenment many thinkers had developed new ideas to replace the old ones France was at this time widely praised and served as a model for the rest of the world They were also the most advanced Country throughout Europe The society was therefore broken into three social class systems The First Estate which was broken up into the Clergy or Holy People the Second Estate which were the land owning nobles and the Third Estate The Third Estate made up 98 of the society of France They were the peasants they paid taxes where the other two estates did not The Third Estate also held less land per person The First and Second Estates stood above that of the Third Estate The Third Estate stood below the higher classes and had been stepped upon by paying taxes for things they would never see The Third Estate was being treated unfairly they were not like the First and Second Estates and they were not created equal in those estates The Third Estate was the people and they were the foundation of France The other estates were just the political dividers In any state of country the people are everything The Third Estate built what France is and what they hope France
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