Rue de la Paix (Paris Commune)

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nwolpert published on 02/29/2016 5:04 p.m.:

Barricade of revolutionary Paris Commune in 1871 in the rue de la Paix (confluence Place Vendôme).

In spring of 1871, it comes for an uprising in Paris of the workers and soldiers of the National Guard against the conservative government. In spontaneous elections a Paris city council (commune) is formed, whose members (communards) try to enforce the transformation of France into a socialist union of sovereign communities against the will of the central government. After bloody clashes the communards finally gain control of Paris.

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