Napoleon III overthrows the French legislative assembly and constitution

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Historical Context Note

Napoleon’ coup d'état ended democratic rule in France but was later endorsed by a plebiscite. Please see our aricle on the Second Empire: .

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Editors. "Napoleon III overthrows the French legislative assembly and constitution". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2008
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