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  • France in the Early 1700's
  • France is the best!
  • The Other Side of France in the 1700's
  • help us
  • French Revolution Begins
  • Let's change this country!
  • In the 1700's, France was the considered the most advanced country in Europe. It was highly populated, there was great infrastructure and it was the center of enlightenment.
  • 3rd Estate
  • However, taxes were incredibly high and there was lots of civil unrest. France was also split into three estates. The first and second estate were very similar, citizens who had inherited wealth and owned lots of land. The third estate was all peasants, and represented 80% of Frances 26 million people.
  • 3rd Estate Gains Power
  • Soon, French citizens became fed up. The 3rd estate was not happy with how France was being run. The people were starving from a bad crop year, and saw how the American Revolution worked. They decided to start their own.
  • Empires Fall
  • The 3rd estate felt that they should start their own voting group because they represent 98% of France. The king pleaded with the first and second estate to join the third. The king thinks his power is over because they now have the national assembly.
  • The 3rd estate gains power with weapons, enlightened thinkers, bankruptcy and the american revolution.
  • Eventually all empires fall due to over extending.
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