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By calling the Estates-General Louis the XIV would be at a disadvantage because it would give more power to the 1st Estate and the 2nd Estate. He would be losing power and he had no reason to call on the Estates-General. Louis the XVIII had to call on the Estates-General because the country was about to go bankrupt and he had no other choice but to call on the Estates-General and ask them for a loan.

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Q: Why didn't Louis XIV call a meeting of the Estates-general?
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For this reason King Louis XVI was reluctantly forced to call a meeting of the?

The meetong of the Estates General was called by King Louis XVI because of the huge French National debt.

Why did parliament demand that Louis XIV call the estates general?

In the build-up to the violent outbreak of the French Revolution, a meeting of the three-part Estates-General was in fact called by Louis XVI (rather than Louis XIV) in order to gain support for needed economic reforms. Meeting in May of 1789, the Estates-General soon took the initiative for reforms far beyond those envisioned by the French king.

What events caused King Louis XVI to call a meeting of the Estates General?

France was in a deep financial crisis and the king wanted to find a way to solve this issue. The Estates General meeting was Louis XVI's last chance to meet the representatives of every French citizen (from the richest too the poorest) to debate on the situation. Source:

How did the purpose of the meeting of the Estates-General in 1789 change?

It was called to deal with Economics and was converted by the Third Estate as a call for an end to the absolute Monarchy and a call for representation in the government.

Why had the estates general not met for 175 years?

The Estates General was called at the discretion of the king. For 175 years, no monarch had chosen to call a meeting. Louis XVI was flummoxed over what to do about France's economic problems, as well as how voting should be done. The Third Estate was at a disadvantage when the vote went by estate, since the First and Second Estates tended to vote together.