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Second French Empireball was a historic state in France-icon Franceball was a colonial empire led by the French nation during the 19th century to act as the restoration of the previous Napoleonic-icon First French Empireball. It was established in 1852 by Napoleon III succeeding the previous France-icon French Second Republicball and would establish a colonial empire across the world until it was defeated in 1871 by German Empire-icon North German Confederationball and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Kingdom of Prussiaball in the Franco-Prussian War.

History

Second French Empireball was established during the era of New Imperialism which saw UK-icon UKball, Spanish-Empire-icon Spanish Empireball, and Kingdom of Portugal-icon Kingdom of Portugalball were expanding their empires and establishing various colonies all over the world. Second French Empireball began expanding as a means of restoring French imperial power and influence on the world stage ever since Franceball lost it during the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. As Franceball began expanding, it colonized various countries such as Madagascar-icon Madagascarball, Haiti-icon Haitiball, and many others.

Across its western border however, the German states of former HRE-icon Holy Roman Empireball were being slowly reunited and falling under the influence of Kingdom of Prussia-icon Kingdom of Prussiaball which lead to the formation of Nazi-icon (1933-35) North German Confederationball and expanded its clay across the German lands. By 1870, tensions rose enough to the point where war broke out and the Franco-Prussian War kicked off. A year later, Prussiaball captured Napoleon III and the empire collapsed and was succeeded by France-icon French Third Republicball who became instant enemies with the newly formed German Empire-icon German Empireball.

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