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When Did France Become A Republic?

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France was ruled by the monarchy until the French Revolution that took place in the year 1789. After the execution of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Napoleon Bonaparte took over the control of the Republic in the year 1799 and crowned himself the emperor of the first French empire between the year 1804 and the year 1814.

Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in the year 1815, the second French republic ended in the year 1852 and Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated at the Franco-Prussian war which took place in the year 1870. The third French republic replaced Louis-Napoleon's regime.

The fourth French republic was established after the Second World War and in the year 1958, the weakened fourth French republic gave way to the fifth republic. One of the main characteristics of the fifth republic was the strengthened presidency. Charles De Gaulle was the president of the fifth republic of France.

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