France and the Enlightenment

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  • Finance
    • vingtieme
    • war debt- loss of trade
    • financial problems
      • corruption, tax exemptions
      • war, privileged groups
      • debt, lack of national bank, extravagance at court
    • land survey-doubled capitation in paris
    • turgot's 6 edicts
    • necker, borrowing at high rates
    • compte rendu
    • Calonne- 400 million borrowed at 16% interst
    • 1786- summary of the plan for the improvement of the finances
    • assembly of notables
    • exile to troyes- abandonment of land tax


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