The social causes also led to the outbreak of the revolution. The en qualities prevailing in the society created much discontentment among the masses and force them to oppose the prevalent social structure.
a leading of social stress in France during the revolution was its large population
At the beginning of the eighteenth century, France
had 20 million people living within its borders, a number equal to nearly
20 percent of the population of non-Russian Europe. Over the course of
the century, that number increased by another 8 to 10 million, as epidemic
disease and acute food shortages diminished and mortality declined.