Peasants influence on the Fren

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The situation and influence of the peasants in reference

In the 1780's land was the predominant source of wealth

in France and the peasant the typical producer and very

Peasant families represented more than 85 % of the

population. According to historians, like George Rude,

(P.23) " in France perhaps one in four of the peasants

owned their land ". Some were regarded as relatively

well-off " laboureurs ", but most were poor and

miserable. More than one half were poor share-croppers,

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