The formal title for France today is the Fifth French Republic and given that most nations have only had one period of republicanism (or maybe two), how has France managed to have five? To find out watch this short and simple animated history documentary.
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Ok now do why Italy is on it's 70th republic
France isn't the only country to go through 5 Republics though… the Philippines somehow managed to have 5 Republics too and its a much younger nation of about 130 years
catching a mild case of death
this should be an experience, you cant push self governing on a country just like that. it has to learn from the errors of the others
No "and thanks for watching" at the end?
Could be worse, Republic of Korea has shorter history than France as a republic but is currently at 6th.
And is Mélenchon is elected president in the months to go, france will got is 6th republic
Louis Napoleon, can 1 man have a more French name ?
5 republics…… too low. TO REVOLUTION..6th republic is required
France on fire….
English.. Ah the kettle has boiled !
For those keeping score, the "ancien regime" of France lasted for, at least, 805 years from 987 to 1792. Since 1792, France has had five republics, two empires, two kingdoms under two different dynasties (Bourbons and Orleans), one fascist puppet regime and one socialist commune, and that's without talking about the absolute mess of French politics of 1795-1799 and Napoleon's de facto dictatorship 1799 to 1804.
South Korea with 6 republics be like: Am I a joke to you?
Another way to ask this question – why in the last 300 years has France never changed its common name when its system of government has changed?
Can't wait for the 6 republic
And who knows, maybe we’ll see a French Republic 6e before we get a D&D 6e
Anyone happen to know what the "NR!" on the third tombstone means?
'the one with all the guillitining, aka the fun one'
"We elected a man called Louis Napoleon, nephew of Emperor Napoleon as President of France, who had enormous respect for persona liberties, freedom of the press, democracy and – just kidding he proclaimed himself Emperor."
Not even joking: radical left presidential candidate Jean Luc Mélenchon has the sixth Republic as part of his campaign promises if he is elected.
this video could be oudated because today meany people in france want a 6th republic, because in meany aspect the 5th republic is verry controversial(democraty,49.3……)
Should we really call the first Republic one, when it was a dictatorship? (Obviously rhetorical)
And there is talk about republic number 6
I sure hope French understand not to vote for Le Pen because votes that way would sound like a great way for them to find themselves living in the Sixth Republic some years later.
Reasons for so many republics summarised:
And we just miss on our 6th
I don’t know much about politics but if by changing republics you change constitution it means you’ll no longer have to keep on absurd laws of the past like the American second amendment… (for example)
Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't the Philippines also have 5 republics?
I'm French and I always find weird that we study the XIXth century very little in highschool. I've asked my brothers and my friends and they think the same. I guess it also depends on the highschool and the teacher …
We go from all the French Revolution shit and July 1789 to WWI without studying the XIXth century which is the base of modern France as much as we should (Napoleon Bonaparte and all the great things he did (in France !!), his wars and his empire, how he was defeated, the succession of republics, monarchies and empires, how France evolved in this century, etc etc.)
I had to read a Napoleon biography in order to know more about this guy who drastically changed France …
The other KEY CHAPTER of France's History I think we don't study enough is the colonisation (also in the XIXth century …) and the wars of independence (Indochina, Algeria) that were great and humiliating defeats for France and changed its fate. Algerian independence war ended the 4th Republic, brought back De Gaulle and gave birth to the 5th Republic.
How to make this even shorter
The French got mad 2 times the 3rd got raped by Germany in 1940 the 4th was garbage and a dumpster fire and the 5th is still alive the end
Germany really isn't healthy for French republics
"How is France on its Fifth Republic?"
South Korea on it's ""6th"" republic:
South Korea went through more republics ( at least in name ) but most of them were authoritarian in nature so I suppose it doesn't count.
The formal name for France is just "The French Republic"
I love this channel. It also gets funnier when you play it at higher speeds.
Both the First and the Second Republic are popularly held being ended by the corresponding First and Second Empire. However, from a legal point of view, they are not. The First Republic came to an end with the Restoration of the Monarchy, as the Empire was the provision of the Republic government to the Emperor by Senatus Consulte. Same apply with the Second Republic, which was claimed to be a prolonged into the Second Empire. It formally ended with the proclamation of the Third Republic at the end of the war, not with the proclamation of the Empire.
I hope we’ll get the sixth soon tbh