Modern France-Final

Modern France-Final - 1 Resume your character of 1848...

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Unformatted text preview: 1.) Resume your character of 1848. Suppose that you had survived to witness the Centennial of the French Revolution four decades later. How would you evaluate the outcome of France’s great experiment in forming a modern nation? a. Fan of the Paris Commune i. Stood for the workers ii. Set up autonomous workshops iii. Any abandoned factories are given to workers representatives b. Against Franco-Prussian War i. Seen as war of upper classes c. Not a fan of Adolphe Thiers i. Tried to hold working class down ii. Too conservative d. Happy with universal suffrage e. Universal education nearly worthless i. Cannot continue education after elementary school f. Life was improving, albeit slowly i. Still favor sot reform g. Third republic too friendly with big and small business h. Overall republic is not what we want, but our time will come soon 2.) At the Centennial of the French Revolution, in 1889, the government viewed the Third French Republic as the inevitable, if turbulent, result of the egalitarian, libertarian and nationalistic message proclaimed to France and to the world in 1789. Evaluate this assessment in light of your own understanding of French history in its “revolutionary century.”Intro- With all that happened in France between the years 1789 and 1889 many people would think the country inevitably doomed to eternal revolution. Unrest and sudden change were two of the themes of these one-hundred years of French history, three republics, two empires and a few constitutional monarchies all ruled France at one point or another. Each time however, France seemed to do something different, something more republican so that by the time of the Franco Prussian War many Frenchmen believed in republic and were willing to do anything for it. So on the contrary to the belief that France was on a course with eternal turmoil, all the turmoil that did occur only brought them closer to the inevitable Third Republic and finally, peace.the contrary to the belief that France was on a course with eternal turmoil, all the turmoil that did occur only brought them closer to the inevitable Third Republic and finally, peace....
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course HIST 1000 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Pittsburgh.

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