Germany’s Victory in the Franco-Prussian War

DARREN: What about the year of Germany’s victory in the Franco-Prussian War?

The Franco-Prussian War, often referred to in France as the War of 1870, lasted from 19 July 1870 to 28 January 1871. Germany won after besieging Paris for more than four months, and one of the main consequences of the war was the unification of Germany, leading to the formation of the modern German state, which became the dominant world power in Europe.

[Painting is Battle of Mars-le-Tour, August 16 1870 by Emil Hünten, 1870]

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