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History 348 Lecture229

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History 348 Lecture February 29, 2008 The Second Empire (Part II) 1. An Enlightened Dictatorship 2. A Strong Economy 3. Rebuilding Paris Terms Napoleon III Baron Haussmann Free Trade (1860) Societe Generale Credit Lyonnais (1865) 1) An Enlightened Dictatorship a) Pleticide/referendum----universal male voter suffrage i) Unfree referendums-do you want to establish a second empire (1) No one is allowed to campaign against the question (a) Half million people vote no ii) Voting at local level, regime proposed candidates with very little competition (1) High voter turn outs (a) Legitimatized the regime b) Sends off Opponents i) Devils island and elsewhere ii) Repression c) Slides i) Both top down and bottom up regime (1) Local elections with limited power (2) Top Emperor (a) Names counsel (b) Senators (c) Ministers (i) Ministers put in place prefix 1. Prefix name candidates (ii) Ministers name mayors ii) Attempt to kill Napoleon III (1858) (1) Mobilizes secret police (2) Cracks down on political opposition
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