French Third Republic Controversy

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In 1870 the collapse of the French Second Republic lead to the rise of the French Third Republic. The beginning of the French Third Republic was occupied by Franco-Prussian War. As we discussed before, France had lost this fight to the Germans, who were lead by the Prussians. After this war the French Third Republic debated on whether or not to go back to a monarchy. The new government did not really have a shape until the French Constitutional Laws of 1875 were passed. After they were passed The French Third republic gained a senate and a chamber of deputies. They also started to established many colonies, especially during the scramble for Africa. At the time France scored an alliance with the Russian Empire. This is because Germany had

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