World history and The french revolution begins

why did the voting system matter in the Estate's general
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Highschool
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9

Answer

The First Estate was the clergy, the Second Estate the nobility, and the ThirdEstate effectively the rest of French society.

On May 5, 1789, Louis XVI convened the Estates-General. ... As a result, though the Third Estate was vastly larger than the clergy and nobility, each estate had the same representation—one vote.

Estates-General, also called States General, French États-Généraux, in France of the pre-Revolutionary monarchy, the representative assembly of the three “estates,” or orders of the realm: the clergy and nobility—which were privileged minorities—and a Third Estate, which represented the majority of the people.

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