The Third Republic

This chapter covers the period 1870 through to the outbreak of WW1 in 1914. Lots of significant events happened in this period  and we will be studying three: the Paris Commune, the Dreyfus Affair, and the Separation of Church and State in France:

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A short video about the Paris Commune can be found here:


For details on the Dreyfus Affair, which was the biggest scandal of this period, follow this link:

This short video provides a good overview of the Dreyfus Affair:

The first three minutes of this video also detail the Dreyfus Affair:

Here is a video on another important issue of this period, the concept of French Secularism:








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