I have gathered you here to take your advice on raising taxes
First time King Louis 16th calls for general meeting. He is afraid to do something without the consent of parliament since the Glorious Revolution terrified him
People were classified into three estates. The first estate consists of The Nobility; the second estates comprises of The Clergy, and the third estate, the most diverse social class, contains the rest of the population.
Are the three estates present today?
Each estate only gets one vote which means that there are only three total votes. The first and second estate have an alliance and always have the same vote which excludes the third estate. As a result, they can easily outvote the third estate.
Each estate gets one vote!
That is unfair!
France was having financial problems, therefore taxes had to increase in order to settle the complications.
Based on the votes, we are raising taxes.
Hihi, we don't have to be concerned about that.
It's unfair for us to be excluded and have unheard voices!
It is highly unfair for us to pay all taxes!
Guys, let's create our own National Assembly!
The third estate were tired of the unjust treatment and they starting taking matters into their own hands. They came up with the idea of establishing their own National Assembly.
It's a great idea and the government anyway isn't doing anything.