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The French Revolution: Part I- The Estates General

The French Revolution: Part I- The Estates General


By the 1780s, France was in a deep financial crisis.

Years of foreign wars had left the country deeply in debt. In order to try to solve the financial situation Louis XVI summoned France's Estates General for the first time since 1614. 

Watch the video to see how the attempts to fix the problem started France on its road to Revolution.

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