Paris Commune (1871)

The Paris Commune is the democratic-socialist government that led the capital from March 18th to May 28th 1871, following Napoleon III’s military defeats in the Anglo-Prussian war.

Finding unacceptable the terms of surrender that the French Government, that had meanwhile found refuge in Versailles, had decided, the city rioted and proclaimed the Commune, sure to obtain social reforms and the progression of the war.

The uprising was drowned in the blood of the same French government led by Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877). Read all about it in this article, along with the story of a symbol of the sparkling Imperial Era: the honor service of Emperor Napoleon III.