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Café Histoire: La naissance de la IIIe République

Monday 10 March 2014 17:30-19:00


UNE LONGUE GESTATION

The French Third Republic was established on 4 September 1870, after the French defeat in the Battle of Sedan in the Franco-Prussian War. But it took five years to the members of Parliament to finally adopt it. After them, the French would definitely accept this new form of government. What are the reasons of such a long gestation? Could this long time in gestation explain the success of its establishment after two failed attempts?

Talk in French by Patrick Landri
90 mins
Members: £5 / Non members: £8

Image: Gambetta proclaiming the Republic of France at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris (4 September 1870). Painting by Howard Pyle.

Institut Français Écosse 2017