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Primary Sources: France: Contents

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Periods of French History

French Revolution 1789 - 1799

First Republic 1792 - 1804

First Empire 1804 - 1814/1815 (Napoleon I and II)

Bourbon Restoration 1814 - 1830

July Monarchy 1830 – 1848

Second Republic 1848 - 1852

Second Empire 1852 - 1870 (Napoleon III)

Third Republic 1870 - 1940

Vichy Government (French State) 1940 - 1944

Fourth Republic 1946 - 1958

Fifth Republic 1958 - present

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