|Second French Empire|
|Map by Hypereon|
This mod requires Brave New World. It does not replace Napoleon's France.
In 1789, close on the heels of the American Revolution, the French peasants and middle class revolted against the nobility and the king. The Revolution was a brutal, bloody affair, with the king and perhaps 50,000 other French citizens being executed by the newly invented guillotine (a triumph of Enlightenment science).
In the early phases of the Revolution the people marched on the Bastille, abolished the nobility, and forced the king to accept a constitutional monarchy. But the new Assembly degenerated into warring factions struggling for primacy and was unable to govern. Without government sanction the Paris Commune murdered some 1350 prisoners. In September 1792 a Constitutional Convention met and abolished the monarchy, declaring a republic. Austria and Prussia demanded the restitution of the king, threatening retaliation against the French population if they resisted. The revolutionary government saw this as evidence that the king was conspiring with the enemy; he was condemned to death and executed in January of 1793.
Later in 1793 the "Committee for Public Safety" unleashed the "Reign of Terror," ensuring public safety by guillotining some 15,000-40,000 of the public, many without trial. Several local revolts broke out, primarily caused by peasant outrage at the treatment of the Catholic Church at the hands of the Revolutionaries, but these were crushed with great ferocity.
In 1795 the new French constitution established an entirely new form for the French government. Executive power was held by "The Directory," a panel of five directors elected annually by the new bi-cameral legislature. However, the new form of government proved unmanageable, and in 1799 a man named Napoleon Bonaparte seized power.
Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (20 April 1808 - 9 January 1873) was the only President (1848-52) of the French Second Republic and, as Napoleon III, the Emperor (1852-70) of the Second French Empire. He was the nephew and heir of Napoleon I. He was the first President of France to be elected by a direct popular vote. However, when he was blocked by the Constitution and Parliament from running for a second term, he organized a coup d'état in 1851, and then took the throne as Napoleon III on 2 December 1852, the forty-eighth anniversary of Napoleon I's coronation. He remains the longest-serving head of state since the French Revolution.
Dawn of Man
France and its colonies bow before you, O' Emperor of the French and the heir of Napoléon Bonaparte, Napoleon the Third. Destined to be emperor since young age, you would be elected as France's first president in 1848, after the tempests of the Spring of Nations had dethroned the Bourbons once and for all. Through cunning diplomatic maneuvring, you would take the throne of emperor in 1852, thus founding the Second French Empire. After a period of harsh censorship and repression, your reforms and public work projects brought industrial revolution into France, modernized its banking system, consolidated its railroads, brought end to famines and reconstructed its greatest cities with a glory never seen before - earning your regime the title 'Liberal Empire'. Your reassertion of the French power would eventually fail, first in Mexico, then in Europe, as the growing power of unifying Germany caused the downfall of the empire and its emperor; France's first democratic president - and its last autocratic monarch.Illustrious Emperor, France still yearns for the imperial days of wealth, culture and glory. Can you answer their hopes and once more take the throne of great kings and emperors? Can you - the heir of Napoleon - outshine even the Sun of Austerlitz? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?
Introduction: Behold, great leader! For you stand before most esteemed Emperor of noble France and all her people - Napoleon the Third, heir of the Sun of Austerlitz and the illustrous house of Bonaparte.
Introduction (to Bismarck): Ha! A new challenger for me, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, rises from the eastern lands. I am eagerly waiting for many years of colorful friendship and tough rivalry, Bismarck.
Introduction (to Napoleon): Who are you? Am I dreaming? How can this be...? You can't be... is that really you, uncle?Introduction (to Benito Juárez): It is a pleasure meeting you again, fellow emperor... wait, what are you doing here? Where is Maximilian?
Defeat: My brother, not being able to die at the head of my troops, nothing remains for me but to place my sword in the hands of Your Majesty.
Defeat: Were you at the battlefield? Isn't it true that we weren't cowards?
France (Napoleon III)
|Grande École (Public School)|
|Peace Theme||War Theme|
Community Balance Patch
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World
Events and Decisions
Begin Renovations of the Capital
Your majesty, [Capital] is an immense workshop of putrefaction, where misery, pestilence and sickness work in concert, where sunlight and air rarely penetrate. It's a lair for death, for discontent and revolution, for all that counters the glory and might of our victorious empire. I have selected baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, a brilliant prefect, to undertake a large ensemble of public works and reforms: to give [Capital] air and open space, to unify the different parts of the city, and to make [Capital] more beautiful - a capital truly worth of its empire.
- Player must be France (Napoleon III)
- Must have 5 Puppets
- Must have researched Industrialization
- May only be enacted once per game
Draft a New Constitution
Our regime needs reinforcing. Your majesty, we should draft a new constitution with additions concentrating more powers for you, if you were to undertake new reforms and policies more efficiently. For the sake of legitimacy, we should call a plebiscite as soon as possible to pass this new draft for the constitution of France.
- Player must be France (Napoleon III)
- Must have researched Civil Service
- May only be enacted once per era
- A plebiscite is called, taking a maximum of 10 turns
- A large reward or penalty of Culture (The sum depends on the result and the fairness of the plebiscite)
- A large reward or penalty of Golden Age points (The sum depends on the fairness of the plebiscite and your number of cities)
Unique Cultural Influence
"Our people are now having soirées in your salons and renovating their cities. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."
List of Cities
Full Credits List
|Latest Version:||v 1|
|Last Updated:||28 September 2015|
- Hypereon: Design, Code, Writing, Artwork, Unit Reskin, Sound Editing
- Janboruta: Artwork (Zouave, Haussmann’s Renovation, Leaderscreen)
- bernie14: Unit Model
- JFD: Help with Lua and SQL
- Sukritact: Help with Lua and SQL
- Jean Béraud: Wonder Concept Art
- Camille Saint-Saëns: Peace and War themes
- Jacques Offenbach: Music