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Which answer best describes how the second empire became the third republic
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The Second Empire surrendered to the Third Republic after France lost the French-Prussian War in Prussia.
Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (nephew of Napoleon’s most famous) became president of France in 1848, and tried to return to the nostalgic glory days of France as an empire by holding a referendum in 1852 to nominate him emperor. But the Second Empire was never as powerful as its predecessor.
The Third Republic, which began in 1870, lasted until the fall of France on the German invasion during World War II (in 1940).