There are many things that impact the start of the French Revolution, such as the nation's debt. France was too busy spending a lot of money on war purposes. Since France was in debt they were desperate for money and this led to Louis XVI implementing taxes. France was split up into 3 estates, 1st estate was the high clergy members, 2nd estate is the nobility member and lastly the 3rd estates which consist of your every day people. Taxes were not fair because the 1st estate didn't have to pay taxes and the 3rd estate was affected the most because they're already struggling without tax. So this aggravated them and caused people to refuse.