Was a territory created by the german empire in 1871 after the annexation of most of alsace and the moselle region of lorraine in the franco-prussian war paris commune established by a group of french radical patriots who refused to give up in the franco-prussian war, and wanted to independantly rule paris. The franco-prussian war was an epoch-defining event that shook up the traditional order in central europe, which allowed the prussians and the north german confederation to formally unite the southern german kingdoms of württemberg, baden, and bavaria into a single, german state. The franco-prussian war or franco-german war , often referred to in france as the war of 1870 ( july, 19 1870 - may,10 1871), was a conflict between the second french empire and the german states of the north german confederation led by the kingdom of prussia. Franco prussian war 1870 - 71 bismarck found his excuse for war when spain offered its vacant crown to a relative of the prussian king, william i france was outraged since it didn't want prussia. The franco-prussian war or franco-german war (german language: deutsch-französischer krieg ), often referred to in france as the war of 1870 [page needed ] (19 july 1870 - 10 may 1871), was a significant conflict pitting the second french empire against the kingdom of prussia and its allies in.
Alsace-lorraine, german elsass-lothringen, area comprising the present french départements of haut-rhin, bas-rhin, and moselle alsace-lorraine was the name given to the 5,067 square miles (13,123 square km) of territory that was ceded by france to germany in 1871 after the franco-german war. The franco-prussian war (july 19, 1870 - may 10, 1871) was waged between the empire of france and the kingdom of prussiathe conflict marked the culmination of tension between the two powers following prussia's rise to dominance in germany, still a loose federation of quasi-independent territories. I would like to open with two contrary opinions of why france lost the franco-prussian war and international prestige in 1870-71 the first is an editorial from 1874 from the newspaper l'union de la sarthe, based in le mans. The franco-prussian war was a resounding victory for the new german empire germany was united under prussia, after the war and was the largest and most populous state, apart from russia eventually, germany withdrew from most of france, although they annexed the french provinces of alsace-lorraine.
Franco-german war, also called franco-prussian war, (july 19, 1870-may 10, 1871), war in which a coalition of german states led by prussia defeated france the war marked the end of french hegemony in continental europe and resulted in the creation of a unified germany. One clarification: not all the german states were subordinated to prussia after the austro-prussian war the southern german states of bavaria, wurttemberg, baden, and hesse-darmstadt remained independent, hence why the new prussian led federal state was labeled the north german confederation. What if bismark had occupied all of france after prussian victory in the franco-prussian war germany would have been in a much better standing to win world war i due to the fact that occupied france would have no standing army and there for would be harmless to germany all that would stand between germany and victory in wwi is the russian empire and maybe britian. Understand the influence the franco-prussian war had on world war i summarize the reactions of both france and germany after the war to unlock this lesson you must be a studycom member. Wwi document archive pre - 1914 documents precipitating the franco-prussian war of 1870/71 memorandum on the present state of british relations with.
The ceding of alsace‐lorraine to germany after the franco‐prussian war of 1870 provides the setting for this discussion of french‐alsatian relations by examining french attitudes towards alsace, the effects and scale of immigration into metropolitan france and the feelings of the émigrés. The franco - russian alliance was not merely a commercial or financial scheme, it was the supreme guaranty of the unhampered development of the two nations, which was needed as both countries were left feeling isolated and vulnerable, france after the franco - prussian war and for russia the expired reinsurance treaty. France was occupied by german troops until war costs were paid what else happed in regards to france as a result of the war the german empire was declared in 1871. For france the war was a disaster 200,000 french troops found themselves facing 380,000 prussian troops who were more experienced, had better leadership and organization skills, and the prussian mauser rifle was far better than the french chassepot.
Franco-prussian war edit after the franco-prussian war , according to conditions of treaty of frankfurt (may 10, 1871), france was obliged to pay a war indemnity of 5 billion gold francs in 5 years. The franco prussian war was the final war in the creation of the german nation prussia was the largest and most powerful of the german-speaking states after napoleon's downfall. 8 october 2012 the franco-prussian war and the commune monument to the victims of revolution (1909) père lachaise cemetery, paris history b357-spang. The franco-prussian war was a watershed moment for germany (as it directly led to germany's unification), but it was also a crisis-point for french martial prowess and the continental balance of power.
The franco-prussian war would be a source of pride to germans into the twentieth century in this age of social darwinism some germans thought of germans as the fittest of peoples, and some saw bismarck's successes as reason to respect the authoritarianism of his government. After the franco-prussian war, why did germany start to build up its military germany wanted to invade italy to unite germans living within italy germany wanted to annex belgium to unite germans living in belgium. The franco prussian war the franco-prussian war, was a war in 1870-1871 lost by france to the german states under the leadership of prussia the underlying causes of the conflict were the determination of the prussian statesman prince otto edward leopold von bismarck to unify germany under prussian control and, as a step toward this goal, to.
The humiliating defeat of louis napoleon's second empire of france is made complete on may 10, 1871, when the treaty of frankfurt am main is signed, ending the franco-prussian war and marking. The franco prussian war involved more than the fate of the countries involved the restoration of conservative royal governments by the congress of vienna after the defeat of napoleon was an attempt to turn back europe to monarchial government.
The consequences of the franco-prussian war proved very significant in the history of germany, france and italy they were disastrous for napoleon iii and the second napoleonic empire, but on the other hand, they proved highly encouraging to italy and germany 1 the southern states of germany had. The ems dispatch (french: dépêche d'ems, german: emser depesche), sometimes called the ems telegram, incited france to declare the franco-prussian war in july 1870 the actual dispatch was an internal message from the prussian king's vacationing site to otto von bismarck in berlin, reporting demands made by the french ambassador it was. Prussian chancellor otto von bismarck's later statement: i did not doubt that a franco-german war must take place before the construction of a united germany could be realised.