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France nearly restored its monarchy in 1871

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Post Neon Knight on Wed 22 Aug - 20:52

Note: 1871 was 72 years after the end of the French Revolution.

Wikipedia:

In a very strange turn of events after the end of the Second French Empire, where a flag apparently influenced the course of history, Henri, comte de Chambord, was offered the throne as King of France, but he agreed only if France gave up the tricolour and brought back the white flag with fleurs-de-lis. His condition was rejected and France became a republic.

. . . He rejected a compromise, whereby the fleur-de-lys would be the new king's personal standard, and the tricolour would remain the national flag.

. . . The French tricolore with the royal crown and fleur-de-lys was possibly designed by the count in his younger years as a compromise:

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. . . A temporary Third Republic was established, to wait for Henri's death and his replacement by the more liberal Comte de Paris. But by the time this occurred in 1883, public opinion had swung behind the Republic as the form of government which, in the words of the former President Adolphe Thiers, "divides us least".


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Post Neon Knight on Wed 22 Aug - 21:04

I think this would have been a good, simple compromise flag for a post-revolution Kingdom of France:

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Post Iseult on Mon 17 Sep - 7:23

overly complicated flags look terrible. a good flag design is one that a kid can draw with some crayons. the Union Jack is a perfect example

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