The Republic will be conservative, or it will be nothing.
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|15th April, 1797
|3rd September, 1877
Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers was a French politician and historian. He was a leading historian of the French Revolution, with a multivolume history that argued that the republicanism of the Revolution was the central theme of modern French history. Thiers served as a prime minister 1836, 1840 and 1848. He was a vocal opponent of Emperor Napoleon III, who reigned 1848-1871. Following the overthrow of the Second Empire he again came to power and suppressed the revolutionary Paris Commune of 1871, which killed thirty-five thousand Parisians. From 1871 to 1873 he served initially as Head of State effectively a provisional President of France, then provisional President. He lost power in 1873 to Patrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of Magenta, who became full President of the Republic.
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