Napoleon? More like NO-poleon! Back to the [constitutional] Monarchy
1815 - 1832
Just when the story is set. So you know.
1830 - 1848
"No, no, guys! It's the King of the FRENCH. Not the King of France!" Let's focus more on the people.
1848 - 1851
No! NO MORE MONARCHY! Liberté! Égalité! Fraternité!
Second French Empire
1851 - 1870
Well, I guess ONE more Napoleon could't hurt. Let's give Napoleon III a shot at running this.
1870 - 1871
Ach! Napoleon III, maybe you should have left Luxembourg alone and quit while you were ahead. Epic Prussian win.
1871 - 1940
The loss of Alsace-Lorraine makes the French think: "Maybe we should SLOW DOWN."
May 1, 1878 - November 10, 1878
We're Back, baby! Let's celebrate recovery after the war! Appearances by: The Statue of Liberty's Head and Alexander Graham Bell's Telephone.
Exposition Universelle, Part Deux
May 6, 1889 - October 31, 1889
So nice, they did it twice! This is the World's Fair, 100th Anniversary of the Bastille. The Eiffel Tower showed up, also the premiere of Jules Massenet's "Esclarmonde, Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, Gauguin, and van Gogh.
World War I
1914 - 1918
France and Russia (with UK and USA) team up to whoop some German tail! But beware--they don't easily let go of those grudges.
World War II
1939 - 1945
Oh look, a sequel.
1940 - 1944
Fascist Nazis ruin EVERYTHING. But Charles de Gaulle is fighting the man from London. Yay FREE FRENCH!