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.
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.
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Synopsis: The life and music of Richard Strauss (1864--1949) span what was arguably the most turbulent period in human history, encompassing the Franco-Prussian War, the unification of Germany, and two world wars.
This book is a worthy sequel to the author's earlier study A Duel of Giants: Bismarck, Napoleon III, and the Origins of the Franco-Prussian War, which analyzed the maneuvering preceding the war that destroyed the Second French Empire in 1870 and led to the unification of Germany in early 1871.
It was also cancelled during the Franco-Prussian War, World War One and World War Two.
This study explores such topics as the silenced sexuality of San and Rachilde, illness and the imaginary in Zola's Lourdes, tales of the Franco-Prussian War, and various aspects of the reader's experience and point of view in sadistic poetry, Victor Hugo's work, and Zola's Verite.
We are set in a dingy fortress, which seems a relic from the Franco-Prussian War.
Despite his French nationalism, which took an anti-German turn after the Franco-Prussian War, Franck undoubtedly had Bavarian ancestors, and Stove even suggests that he may have been related to one or more German composers bearing his family name.