In France all of the Nobles and clergy were rich and happy under King Louis' rule. They didnt have to pay taxes and the King had power from God to do whatever he wanted.
Queen Marie Antoinette
Meanwhile the poor peasants of France were starving, angry and overtaxed.
There was a big meeting to discuss Frances problems at the National Assembly where the Nobles and the clergy decieded to out vote the representatives of the peasants so that there would be a monarchy and no taxes for the rich.