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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Compare the following stanzas, from a kind of palinode, "1870-1871," years of the Franco-German war and the Parisian Commune:--
We catch colorful glimpses from his youth: Prompted by his reading about the French defeat in the 1870-71 Franco-German War, he early decided on a military career.
And such was the public appetite for news at this time - with the Franco-German War in full sway - there was time and space to launch another daily paper in the shape of the Birmingham Daily Mail, which filled a lucrative gap later in the day, when the presses were otherwise idle.
Lloyd George also tried to reassure France - terrified of potential German aggression - with a joint British-US guarantee in the event of a Franco-German war.