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The First Estate made up 1% of the population and consisted of the Clergy. There was a higher Clergy and a lower Clergy. The higher Clergy was top in the society, and lived in luxury. They also managed the church's, educational places in France, and monasteries. The lower Clergy did not live as good as a life as the higher Clergy. The Clergy received taxes from the peasants.
The First Estate
The Second Estate made up 2% of the population and consisted of the Nobles. Nobles did not have to do any military service and had almost all control over peasants. The Second Estate did not have to pay most taxes, but did have to pay some. They also collected tolls on people who used the roads and the markets.
The Second Estate
The Third Estate made up 97% of the population and consisted of the Peasants. The Peasants were forced to do military service and paid taxes to their Lord, King and Church. The Third Estate was forced to use their Lords mill, wine press, oven, and they had to pay for them. They also could not hunt or fish on Nobles Estate.
The Third Estate
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