Franco-German War

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The Franco-German War (July 19, 1870–May 10, 1871), also called Franco-Prussian War or in France the War of 1870, was a war in which a coalition of German states led by Prussia defeated France.

The war resulted in the creation of the German Empire, France losing Alsace-Lorraine and having to pay an indemnity, the fall of Napoleon III and the creation of the French Third Republic, the creation and harsh suppression of the leftist Paris Commune, and French resentment contributing to the First World War.

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