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Customs duty for import or export of goods from France
Excise taxes levied on sale of items such as wine or tobacco
Hated tax on salt established in mid-14th century/lasted w/brief lapses until 1946/ended by National Assembly (1790) but reinstated by Napoleon/amount varied by province
Unpaid labor required yearly of peasants primarily to fix roads/abolished in French Revolution but reinstated in 1824, 1836, & 1871
Direct land tax on the French peasantr/initially only for exceptional circumstances/made permanent in 1439 (Hundred Yrs War)/did not apply to clergy or nobility

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