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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It was doing for the forty or fifty Bell Companies what Von Moltke did for the German army prior to the Franco-Prussian War. It was the creation of a central company that should link all local companies together, and itself own and operate the means by which these companies are united.
There was a parallel instance in Aberdeen some years back, and something on very much the same lines at Munich the year after the Franco-Prussian War. It is one of these cases--but, hullo, here is Lestrade!
Berlanstein also doubts that the much discussed contemporary obsession with French depopulation and ways to combat it is evidence of a backlash against new claims for women's rights, for he views natalist concerns as primarily a product of the national anxiety that resulted from losing the Franco-Prussian War.
For what makes the Franco-Prussian War so interesting is that its outcome was anything but predictable.
Born in 1851, a devout Catholic from Gascony; graduated from Saint-Cyr and entered the army in the midst of the Franco-Prussian War; despite his aristocratic connections and his status as a lay member of a religious order (hence his nickname), he rose steadily; picked to be Gen.
His topics include K[sz]llay goes to Belgrade, the Obrenovic assassination, the Karadordevic prosecution 1868-70, the Bosnian question 1868-70, managing the South Slavs, the effect of the Franco-Prussian War, the Bosnian question revisited 1870-71, the Karadordevic fiasco 1870-71, Serbia's swing toward Russia 1870-71, a problematical relationship 1871-78, and the imposition of satellite status 1878-81.
From the French point of view it was a revanchist war, to get back the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine lost to Germany in the Franco-Prussian War.
Chrastil (history, Xavier U.) provides an account of the problems facing ordinary French citizens following the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), a topic that has not apparently been previously addressed.
The original ballet premiered on May 25, 1870 at the Theatre Imperial de l'Opera with Giuseppina Bozzachi in the title role and, although interrupted by the Franco-Prussian War and the siege of Paris, it eventually it became the most performed ballet at the Opera Garnier.
This study places the strategy of Erich von Falkenhayn in the context of military ideas circulating in Germany from the Franco-Prussian War to 1914.
Matt K Matsuda intends his account to be a "general history of France" (and Europe "in some ways") between the Franco-Prussian war and the First World War.
Huysmans' early work, influenced by contemporary naturalistic novelists, included the novel Marthe, histoire d'une fille (1876; Marthe), about his liaison with a soubrette, and the novella Sac au dos (1880; "Pack on Back"), based on his experience in the Franco-Prussian War. The latter was published in Les Soirees de Medan (1880), war stories written by members of Emile Zola's "Medan" group of naturalistic writers.

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