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150 years of the history of France told by the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the women and men who came to make a new life in France. Their stories are shedding light on how their forebears were welcomed and how the French republic gradually redefined its laws on nationality.
These “Stories” start with the Third Republic. After the disastrous Battle of Sedan during the Franco-Prussian War and the ensuing 1871 civil war in Paris, the country needed internal and external immigration and thus laid the foundations for a project of integration defining, for the first time, the right to be French.