French revolution created a global impact on every aspect of society. Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité , otherwise famous as Liberty, equality, fraternity is the slogan of that great revolution which stirred a different perspective in every nook and corner of the globe.
THE MAJOR PHASES OF FRENCH REVOLUTION
Apart from these phases, the major significance of the revolution lies on the three estates
1.Clergy (first estate)
Estates-General, also called States General,in France of the pre-Revolution monarchy, the representative assembly of the three estates.The first estate were known as clergy , they were the leaders of the church. They were exempted from every type of taxations.They were responsible for the moral welfare of the nation. They enjoyed lavish life and lead luxurious lifestyle. The second estate belongs to nobility.They paid very little amount of tax and they were also leading a pompous life in the middle of wealth and prestige.There was reservation and priority for them to get high paid jobs . The third estate belongs to commoners .They had to suffer heavy taxations.Approximately ,98 percent of the population belongs to this category. They had to shoulder burdens of the other two estates.They neither had any political nor economic influence on the Government . The frustrations, grievances and sufferings of the Third Estate became pivotal causes of the French Revolution.
According to some sources press was another estate during the French revolution which is considered as the fourth estate.