French Revolution

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Reflections on the French Revolution

Reflections on the French Revolution

To what extent was the French nobility responsible for the crisis that destroyed the Old Regime?

The nobility were very rich by birth; they were born into very important families. They did not have to pay any taxes, were allowed to be presented at court, could live in the chateau de Versailles, and when they were elected to become the favorite of let's say Marie Antoinette, they could also obtain several privileges and high placed functions with matching salary. This class system was part of the old regime of France, and the poor people ...
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