If this is about the French revolution
→When King Louis XVI ascended the throne, he was
met with an empty treasury. Years of war
had depleted the treasury. Loans were taken from money lenders who then began
to charge high interest amounts on loans. Unable to pay this, the government
increased the taxes.
→ French society, during that time was divided
≡ Businessmen, merchants, lawyers
≡ Cooks, servants, etc
≡ Landless labour, peasants, etc
Taxes were paid by the 3rd estate. There were
many taxes such as tailles ( paid directly to state ) and tithes ( paid to
church which compromised of 1/10th of agricultural produce ), along
with many indirect taxes such as salt tax and tobacco tax.
→ On 14th July 1789, the king ordered troops
to move into the city of Paris. An agitated crowd of around 8000 people, broke
into government buildings hoping to find arms. They finally stormed into
Bastille, a fortress-prison, that was hated by all as it stood for the despotic
power of the king and freed the 7 prisoners.
Fragments of the prison were sold as souvenirs to
those who wanted to keep it a part to represent the start of the downfall of
sorry if the points are a bit jumbled. i was writing whichever i remembered first.