Influences Of The French Revolution

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France, in the 1700s, was not in good standing with its own people, or it’s surrounding countries. The people were split into three socials estates. The First Estate consisted of wealthy clergymen. The Second estate was built up of established noblemen who were the major landowners, but they were slightly less wealthy than the clergy. The Third Estate was composed of poor people, whom were split into two distinct groups, the Bourgeoisie and the peasants. The Bourgeoisie were wealthy however, because they were born into the Third Estate, they were stuck. The Bourgeoisie were treated badly, even though they were economically equal to the upper classes, they were socially restricted. Many weights of the country fell upon the Third Estate, resulting in much contention during this time.

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