Women's Role In The Third Republic

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Register to read the introduction…Futhermore, an official language was fundamental to allow communication and interaction between the Parisians and the rest of the population, and therefore, dialects were considered a treat to the new republican government as it could have been relevant as language for revolutionary plotting. L’Alliance Française, founded in 1883, had an influential role for the propagation of French language, culture and influence in the rest of the world Women in the Third Republic Women played a crucially important role during the Third Republic. In the Paris Commune: 1. Women took part by helping to avoid the removal of cannons from Montmartre by placing themselves on the cannons, and stopping them being removed. 2. Nathalie Lemel and Élisabeth Dmitrieff created the Union des femmes pour la défense de Paris et les soins aux blessés ("Women 's Union for the Defense of Paris and Care of the Wounded") on April 11, 1871. 3. The Commune demanded gender equality, wage equality, right of divorce for women, and right to secular and professional education for girls. 4. Many feminists and revolutionary clubs demanded the re-establishment of divorce, therefore Leon Richer and Alfred Naquet campaigned for a divorce…show more content…
It was only after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871 and the founding of the Third Republic (1871–1940) that most of France 's later colonial possessions were acquired. A hallmark of the French colonial project in the late 19th century and early 20th century was the civilising mission (mission civilisatrice), the principle that it was Europe 's duty to bring civilisation to benighted peoples. There are many reasons why France wanted to create an empire: Intellectually, ( including speaking and writing French, earning a decent living and displaying good moral standards) economically, financially and for religious and national reasons. According to Jules Ferry, France, as a superior country, had the right to take its culture and civilization in other countries. This is defined as France’s “mission civilisatrice” that took place in continents such as Africa and Asia. The so called “mission civilisatrice” was characterised by improving their colonies. The capitals were provided with better local services, roads were built in the north of Africa, new agricultural techniques were introduced; while the missionaries brought “l’action sanitaire” (thanks to the Pasteur Institute in Indochina and Tunis), “l’action religieuse” the building of churches and schools. Therefore, colonisation brought an undeniable improvement in alimentation and
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