France in The Twentieth Century

France In The Twentieth Century

The History of France from 1914 to the present includes:

  • the later years of the Third Republic (1871–1941)
  • World War I (1914–18)
  • Interwar Period (1918-1939)
  • World War II (1939–45)
  • the Fourth Republic (1946–58)
  • the Fifth Republic (since 1958)
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  • Palaeolithic
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  • Neolithic
  • Copper Age
  • Bronze Age
  • Iron Age
Greek colonies
Celtic Gaul
Roman Gaul 50 BC – 486 AD
Early Middle Ages
Merovingians 481–751
Carolingians 751–987
Middle Ages
Direct Capetians 987–1328
Valois 1328–1498
Early modern
Valois-Orléans 1498–1515
Valois-Angoulême 1515–1589
House of Bourbon 1589–1792
Kingdom of France 1492–1791
French Revolution 1789
Kingdom of the French 1791–1792
19th century
First Republic 1792–1804
National Convention 1792–1795
Directory 1795–1799
Consulate 1799–1804
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Restoration 1814–1830
July Revolution 1830
Second Republic 1848–1852
Second Empire 1852–1870
Third Republic 1870–1940
Paris Commune 1871
20th century
French State (Vichy) 1940–1944
Provisional Government 1944–1946
Fourth Republic 1946–1958
Fifth Republic 1958–
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