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The French Revolution Timeline: Taxes


The taxes which were inforced on the peasants were outrageously high. In some parts of the counrty taxes took almost half of a peasants already inadequate salary, while the rich nobles and clergy did not have to pay taxes. To add to this the peasants were also forced to pay fees to the manor lord. These injustices caused the peasants to want a fairer taxing system and an end to payments of fees to the manor lord.

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