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Estates General

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) See States General
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Noun1.Estates General - assembly of the estates of all France; last meeting in 1789
States General - assembly of the estates of an entire country especially the sovereign body of the Dutch republic from 16th to 18th centuries
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At the opening of the Estates General in May 1789, the Third Estate (bourgeoisie) refused to accept the rigid dress code distinguishing them from the clergy and nobility.
This was done in 1295 with the Model Parliament, in France in 1302 with the Estates General, in Spain in 1476 with the Cortes de Madrigal, in Germany with the 1495 Reichstag, in Russia with the 1549 Zemski Sobor.
Through submissions to the Estates General in Quebec with regard to the abolition of the denominational school system in Quebec, 67% of Quebecois agreed and 88% wanted community schools notwithstanding the religion of the parents.
At the Estates General in Blois, Henri III had both the duke of Guise and his brother Cardinal Louis assassinated.
The achievement of one side's sovereign's war aims (whether it be the Parliament, the Committee of Both Kingdoms, the Royal Council or the Estates General in Scotland) is defined as constituting success, whether by design or through the mistakes or ineptitude of other generals.
In October 1995, Education Minister Jean Garon appointed a Commission for the Estates General on Education (CEGE), which after 16 months of work submitted a report titled Renewing Our Education System: Ten Priority Areas.
Thus, from approximately page 50 onward, Neely provides the story of the decision of the Parlement of Paris that the Estates General should meet in the forms of 1614 favorable to the privileged orders.
Finally in May 1788 he bowed to popular pressure and summoned the Estates General.
Miller does not cite Colin Lucas's perceptive 1973 observation that it was the Revolution, in separating the nobility and the third estate at the Estates General, which made the bourgeoisie not the other way around, as "classic" Marxists argue.
In 2001, she collaborated in organizing the Estates General of Neighborhood Women and their publication in 2002 of a national petition, Ni Putes Ni Soumises, "a manifesto of demands" (113) that was initially ignored by politicians and the media.
He was a progressive minded priest who espoused the ideals of the French Revolution, was elected representative to the Estates General in 1789 and later to the Convention.
By the time the Estates General met in 1614, the Jesuits were gaining wider acceptance, and were not the focus of the most heated controversies of the day.