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KARL MARX

THE
CIVIL WAR
IN
FRANCE

FOREIGN LANGUAGES PRESS
PEKING

First Edition 1966
Second Edition 1974
Third Edition 1977




Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@cruzio.com (January 1998)


PUBLISHER'S NOTE


 

C O N T E N T S


INTRODUCTION by Frederick Engels

1

FIRST ADDRESS OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE INTER-
  NATIONAL WORKING MEN'S ASSOCIATION ON THE
  FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

19

SECOND ADDRESS OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE INTER-
  NATIONAL WORKING MEN'S ASSOCIATION ON THE
  FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

27

THE CIVIL WAR IN FRANCE Address of the General
  Council of the International Working Men's Association

39

I
II
III
IV
NOTES
I
II


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104
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THE DRAFTS OF THE CIVIL WAR IN FRANCE

109

[Transcriber's Note: This will be prepared as a separate file at a LATER date. -- DJR]
 

The First Draft of THE CIVIL WAR IN FRANCE

111

The Government of Defence

111

The Commune

156

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Measures for the Working Class
Measures for [the] Working Class, but Mostly for the Middle Classes
General Measures
Measures of Public Safety
Financial Measures

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158
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164

La Commune

164


The Rise of the Commune and the Central Committee
The Character of the Commune
Peasantry Union (Ligue) Republicaine
The Communal Revolution as the Representative of All Classes of Society Not Living upon Foreign Labour
Republic Only Possible as Avowedly Social Republic
The Commune (Social Measures)
Decentralization by the Ruraux and the Commune
[Fragments]

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The Second Draft of THE CIVIL WAR IN FRANCE

211

1)
 
2)
3)
 
5)
 
6)
7)
 

Government of Defence. Trochu, Favre, Picard, Ferry, as the
 Deputies of Paris
Thiers, Dufaure, Pouyer-Quertier
The Rural Assembly
[Transcriber's Note: There is no section 4. -- DJR]
Opening of the Civil War. [The] 18 March Revolution.
 Clément Thomas. Lecomte. The Vendome Affair
The Commune
Schluss
[Fragments]


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247

NOTES

261



THE CIVIL WAR IN FRANCE

Address of the General Council
of the International Working
  Men's Association
[
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Written by Marx in April-May 1871
 
Published as a separate pamphlet in
London, mid-June 1871 and in Eur-
ope and America, 1871-72.

The original text is in English
 
Printed according to the third
English edition of 1871      
 




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