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French history
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French Revolution
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and fall of the monarchy
National Convention
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First Empire
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Modern France

The Estates-General (or States-General) of 1789 (French: Les États-Généraux de 1789) was the first meeting since 1614 of the French Estates-General, a general assembly consisting of representatives from all but the poorest segment of the French citizenry. The independence which it displayed from the crown paved the way for the French Revolution.

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