Franco-Prussian War

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Franco-Prussian War

n
(Historical Terms) the war of 1870–71 between France and Prussia culminating in the fall of the French Second Empire and the founding of the German empire

Fran′co-Prus′sian War′

(ˈfræŋ koʊ ˈprʌʃ ən)
n.
the war between France and Prussia, 1870–71.
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Noun1.Franco-Prussian War - a war between France and Prussia that ended the Second Empire in France and led to the founding of modern GermanyFranco-Prussian War - a war between France and Prussia that ended the Second Empire in France and led to the founding of modern Germany; 1870-1871
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The French nobleman Pierre de Coubertin created the modern Olympics out of his dismay at the weakness of his countrymen in their brief 1870 war with Prussia.
In spite of all these opportunities, only 13% of Lyons inhabitants, born after the 1870 war, succeeded in their social ascent, while 8% declined in the social scale and the large majority (three quarters) remained more or less at the same level.