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October 06, 2013



I also recall that "banquets" were a precipitating event. I think something is lost in translation here (though it does seem very French to have food involved).

Where does the June Days Uprising fit. Here's my understanding:

In Feb 1848, the Orlean dynasty (Louis Philippe) was overthrown, and the Second Republic was established, though I'm not clear about its governance. Regardless, It turned out to be more conservative than the people planned, resulting in the brief and unsuccessful July revolution. At the end of 1848, Louis Napoleon was elected President and preceded to consolidate his power, including suspending the elected assembly in 1851.

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