Paris Commune

70 days that shook an empire

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The story of Paris Commune has been told a number of times: Napoleon III’s attempt to bolster up the sagging French Empire by declaring war on Prussia in July, 1871; his debacle at Sedan, which exposed Paris to the Prussian troops; the proclamation of a bourgeois republic and a Government of National Defence; the Government’s betrayal of its mandate and revolt of the Parisian working; the proclamation of the Commune and the seize of power by the working classes on March 28. But really no account has surpassed Marx’s description in simplicity and penetration.

Pragoti commemorates the 138th anniversary of Paris Commune

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Pragoti commemorates the 138th anniversary of the establishment of the first worker’s government on 26 March 1871