Explain the Paris Commune and its role in French politics.
It wasa pro-republican association that was opposed to the Germans, bourgeois, clergy, and nobles. It advocated government control of the economy and working conditions. They used violence, such as setting fires and killing the Archbishop of Paris. Eventually they faded to oblivion and the President was given a position, but the government was run by the prime minister. This was a prosperous, secure, stable government from 1871-1941, but they had 50 ministers during that time.