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French Republic

République française
1848–1852
Great Seal of France
Great Seal
Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
Anthem: Le Chant des Girondins
"The Song of Girondists"
The French Republic in 1848
The French Republic in 1848
Capital Paris
Common languages French
Religion
Roman Catholicism (official)
Calvinism
Lutheranism
Judaism
Government Unitary semi-presidential republic (1848–1851)
Unitary authoritarian presidential republic (1851–1852)
President  
• 1848–1852
Prince Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte
Vice President  
• 1849–1852
Henri Georges Boulay de la Meurthe
Prime Minister  
• 1848 (first)
Jacques-Charles Dupont
• 1851 (last)
Léon Faucher
Legislature National Assembly
History  
23 February 1848
27 April 1848
• Constitution adopted
4 November 1848
• Coup of 1851
2 December 1851
• Empire reestablished
2 December 1852
Currency French Franc
ISO 3166 code FR
Preceded by
Succeeded by
July Monarchy
Second French Empire
Today part of  France

The French Second Republic was a short-lived republican government of France under President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte. It lasted from the 1848 Revolution to the 1851 coup by which the president made himself Emperor Napoleon III and started the Second Empire.

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