French Third Republic

The French Third Republic was the French democratic government which originated in 1871, in the wake of the fall of the French Second Empire, at the end of the Franco-Prussian War. It lasted until 1940, when its last president, Albert François Lebrun, was replaced by the Nazi-backed Vichy government right after the Battle of France, during World War II. Although at the beginning there was social unrest and communist revolts everywhere, the constitutional laws passed in 1875 stabilized the French Third Republic politically, paving the way for several decades of prosperity as France took part of the European industrial development of the Second Industrial Revolution. However, during this period most French presidents did not complete their terms in office as they were forced to resign due to massive demonstrations and scandals.

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