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What unfair conditions existed in pre-revolutionary France?

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September 29, 2011 10:49PM

1. The first and second estates were exempt from most taxes (taille, or land tax), while the third estate was not

2. The third estate was forced to pay feudal dues to the nobles and the king

3. There was no redress for the land damage of the third estate homes

4. The higher estates banned hunting that was necessary for survival among the people of the third estate