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The estate system was division of three different groups. The first estate was made up of the clergy(Church). They made up 1% of the population and owned 10% of the land. They also taxed the peasants heavily to avoid paying taxes themselves. The second estate was made up of nobles and kings. They were about 4% of the population but owned 20% of the land. They lived rich lives and taxed peasants to avoid paying their taxes. The Third estate was everybody else. They were workers and farmers. some were rich but never went up to the 2nd or 1st estate. The third estate was taxed heavily making the poor poorer and this helped the rich stay rich.

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An Estate was one of the three social classes in France. It was part of an extremely unfair and completely religious based idea that God chose who he wanted to be in power. The Clergy(basically the church) and the King(royalty) made up the first class. The Nobles(Counts, Countesses, Knights, ect.) made up the second class. The third class was made up of everybody else, from experienced doctors and musicians to poor homeless people living on a street.

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Q: What is the estate system in France?
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What was the estate system unfair in France?

One Estate paid all the taxes.

How many levels does the system have and how many?

There are 3 estates : the first estate, the second estate, and the third estate. The third estate were the poorest in France and were mostly peasants but the first estate contains priests and religious people who are very rich

What percent of land did the first estate in France have?

The first estate had 10% of the land in France.

Was clergy the Third Estate?

No, the Clergy formed the First Estate of France.

About one percent of the population of France belonged to the Estate?

The Nobles of the Second Estate. it's First estate for a+

What is accurate description of the tax system in France in the years preceding the French Revolution?

The members of the Third Estate paid almost all of the taxes.

What were the estate of France?

The four estates of France were the : nobles clergy middle class peasants The press took to calling themselves the fifth estate'

What were the 3 estate in France for what did they stand?

The First Estate was the clergy. The Second Estate was the nobility. The Third Estate was basically everyone else in France, but its representatives in the Estates General were typically wealthy members from the commercial and professional middle classes.

Why was the estate general held?

the estate-general was held to discuss the high taxes in France.

How did most members of the Third Estate want to fix Frances financial problems?

By making the First estate and the Second estate pay taxes and thus contribute to France's budget.

In old Regime France the Second Estate was the?

The Nobles.

Which of France's estates was not exempt from the taille?

The Third Estate