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Old 08-22-2016, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by drewder View Post
If your monarchy is around less than a single person's lifespan it's pretty brief as far as monarchies go.
France was a monarchy for most of the nineteenth century. That's not a "brief return" of monarchy. The first French Republic lasted 12 years; the second 4 years. It took about 90 years from the French Revolution for the French to establish a republic that actually endured - the Third Republic, established in 1870. Prior to that, it was more or less continuous monarchy, with a couple of republican interruptions.