Communardism or Paris Communalism is the ideology of the insurrectionary movement that took over the city of Paris during 72 days, from the 18th of March 1871 to the 28th of May 1871, and established the Paris Commune. This insurrection refused to recognize the government resulting from the National Assembly, which had just been elected by universal male suffrage, and chose to create a Libertarian Socialist organization for the city, based on Direct Democracy and economic equality. This experiment would gave birth to the early forms of Communalism, and overall have a great impact on the history of Socialism and Anarchism.
The Commune is both a reaction to the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 and to the siege of Paris, and a manifestation of the opposition between the republican people of Paris favorable to direct democracy, and the National Assembly which at that time had a monarchist majority acquired in the representative regime. This insurrection and the violent repression it suffered had a major international impact, particularly within the workers' movement and the various emerging revolutionary movements.
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- Syndicalism- BASED!
- Socialism- Also based!
- Mutualism- Major inspiration.
- Anarcho-Communism- Thats the spirit, kid!
- Marxism–Leninism - You took inspiration from me but you're too authoritarian for my liking.
- Maoism - Same as above.
- Reactionarism - You killed me and stand in the way of the Revolution!
- Aristocracy- You also killed me!
- Monarchism- Just die.