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Why was there discontent with France's old regime?

is the answer:
1.5 percent of the population were Second Estate members, who worked on 20 percent of the land.

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  1. The Second Estate members did not work the land.

    Check these sites.

    http://cla.calpoly.edu/~dschwart/engl430/estates.html

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  2. so the answer would be:
    98 percent of the population were members of the Third Estate, but they owned only 70 percent of the land.

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  3. Most of the Third Estae owned no land.

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  4. okay none oof the answers given to me make sense.

    I was given 2 pie graphs
    Its title on the top says:
    Population and Land Ownership in France, 1789.

    first pie graph has the following:
    Percentage of Population by Estate
    First Estate 0.5%
    Second Estate 1.5%
    Third Estate 98%

    second pie graph has the following:
    Percentage of Land Owned by Estate
    First Estate 10%
    Second Estate 20%
    Third Estate 70%

    Q:Study the pie graphs of population and land ownership in France. Which of the following statements explains why there was discontent with France's old regime?

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  5. a.Although only 0.5% of the population belonged to the first estate, they owned nearly all the land.

    b.The first estate ruled over te most land, yet had the biggest population.

    c.98 percent of the population were members of the Third Estate, but they owned only 70 percent of the land.

    d.1.5 percent of the population were Second Estate members, who worked on 20 percent of the land.

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  6. Apparently I was wrong. According to your figures, the Third Estate did own land.

    The answer to your original question might be that only 2% of the population owned 30% of the land, while 98% of the population owned the rest.

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  7. It should also be noted that the Third Estate were mostly poor, but they were heavily taxed to pay for the luxuries of the First and Second Estates.

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  8. so whch answer should i select? im thinking of d.

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  9. That isn't the answer I suggested above.

    Besides -- the Second Estate OWNED land, but they didn't WORK on it. They hired Third Estate laborers to farm the land.

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