National Guard (France)  

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The National Guard (Template:Lang-fr) was the name given at the time of the French Revolution to the militias formed in each city, in imitation of the National Guard created in Paris. It was a military force separate from the regular army. Initially under the command of the Marquis de la Fayette, then briefly under the Marquis de Mandat, it was strongly identified until the summer of 1792 with the middle class and its support for constitutional monarchy. The National Guard had some impact on the revolution, but was disarmed by Napoleon. Reestablished after his exile, it continued to play a significant role in each French revolution of the 19th century.




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