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French Revolution Part One
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Papa I am starving.
Why is the Priest eating like a King and we can't afford bread?
The taxes and feudal dues are crushing us. We will have to sell the cow.
God made us part of the First Estate.
The King wants to tax the nobles! That's crazy.
The war in America is costing us too much and so are your clothes and crowns. The bakers are hoarding flour and the peasants are complaining they have no bread.
Let them eat cake.
The Peasants and Bourgeoisie - The Third Estate
War, my wife's spending, greedy nobles and useless peasants have made me bankrupt. I need to raise the taxes!
The Clergy and Nobility - The First/Second Estate
My wheat! The weather ruined my crops for the third time! How will we eat? How will I pay the taxes?
Absolute Monarch - King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette
We don't like you having complete control
I'm losing my power!
The French Government is Bankrupt
Bad Harvest 1787-1789
The Estates General Meeting - May-June 1789
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