The Establishment of the Republic

  • Philip Ouston


After two attempts (1792–1804 and 1848–52), the Republican form of government was finally established in France during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. France’s seventy-year-long Third Republic was founded in the bitter aftermath of unsuccessful foreign war and consequent civil strife between Frenchmen, a dramatic pattern of events that was destined, with some variations of scale, timing and cast, to be repeated twice during the next hundred years, at the birth of both the Fourth and the Fifth Republics.


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