Commune, the

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Commune, the the group which seized the municipal government of Paris in the French Revolution and played a leading part in the Reign of Terror until suppressed in 1794.

The Commune is also the name given to the municipal government organized on communalistic principles elected in Paris in 1871. Its adherents were known as Comunards. It was soon brutally suppressed by government troops. Also called the Paris Commune.

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