. asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

Why has France never had a stable government?

Kingdom of France (1492–1789)

French Revolution (1789–1792)

First Republic (1792–1804)

First Empire (1804–1814)

Restoration (1814–1830)

July Revolution (1830)

July Monarchy (1830–1848)

1848 Revolution

Second Republic (1848–1852)

Second Empire (1852–1870)

Third Republic (1870–1940)

Paris Commune (1871)

French State (1940–1944)

Provisional Government (1944–1946)

Fourth Republic (1946–1958)

Fifth Republic (1958–present)

4 Answers

  • Mikel
    Lv 5
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    The Fifth Republic is pretty stable.

    France also had a very stable monarchy for centuries.

    Most of the instability from the end of the 18th to the first half of the 20th are a result of the French Revolution in 1789, which changed the country radically.

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  • 8 years ago

    Olive oil, wine, nuts, fish.....good for heart and brain - bad for society.


    Change is life..... we all owe democracy to French revolution, though Magna Carta was older.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    France is a left-wing country.

    They never had a constitution as good as ours.

    Source(s): USN MT(SS)
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  • paul s
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    their rights come from the govt and ours from our creator and as such, they are not subject to the whims of a sleazy govt.

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