at the Battle of Mars-la-Tour, Franco-Prussian War.
Painting, The Line of Fire by Pierre-Georges Jeanniot,
Between France and Germany
This page shows
conflicts between France and the "modern" state of
Germany, a nation which developed partially as a result
of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. Though France
and various German states and political entities fought
wars from the time of Charlegmane, those conflicts are
not part of this category.
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links to access specific pages.
(July 19, 1870 – May 10, 1871)--Major war
between the Prussian-led German forces and the Second
French Empire. This war helped cause the unification of
Germany and paved the way for the ongoing hostility which
was a leading cause of World War One.
French and Belgian Occupation
of the Ruhr Valley(Jan. 11,
1923-August, 1925)--Germany fell behind in war payments
to the Allies due to the collapse of the German economy.
France and Belgium invade and occupy the industrial Ruhr
Valley region of western Germany until the re-payments