Sunday, August 28, 2016

Fact of the Day: French Revolutionary Wars

For almost a decade long period, many monarchies fought wars against France. One of the major reasons was because the French people had overthrown the monarchy and became the First French Republic. When the wars were over in 1802, the French Republic remained. 

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  1. Crazy! They were quite early...

    -Kati

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  2. Not giving in they sure did win

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  3. In 1802 the French were ruled by Emperor Napoleon and I don't think France was a republic then.

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    1. Correct and after Waterloo and then Elba for Napoleon.
      France had a short stint again with the Bourbons, then
      I think Napoleon Bonaparte's grandson became Napoleon 111,
      and went to war with Prussia. The Prussians won and occupied
      Paris.
      It was then that the Second (??) French Republic was established - after 1870.
      Today it is the Third Republic or maybe the Fourth - Vichy
      France may have been in the middle - WW2.
      Colin

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  4. The Republics of France.
    1st. 1792 - 1804.
    2nd. 1848 - 1852
    3rd. 1870 - 1940.
    4th. 1946 - 1958.
    5th. 1958 - Present day.
    Historians can have the fun of filling in the missing years,
    you will find them MOST fascinating.
    Colin

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