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
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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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His amazing new work covers the development, trials and adoption of the Bavarian Werder, the Gew 71 in all of its configurations, the Kar 71, the conversions and adaptations of the French Chassepot needle-rifles captured from France during the Franco Prussian war and culminates with the Gew 71/84, the last black-powder cartridge rifle officially adopted by Imperial Germany.
Over its lifetime the Dreyse underwent several incarnations, and there were different models, from pistols through cavalry carbines and Jaeger short rifles to the long Model 1862 infantry rifle that was used by the bulk of Prussian infantry during the Franco Prussian War. The 1862 was fitted with a socket-style triangular bayonet with a 19-inch blade.
As an ex-soldier for the Prussian Army during the Franco Prussian war in 1870, Karl is greatly intrigued with the understanding that he may obtain land of his own and he decides to immigrate to America.