Abolishing the State – Paris Commune (1870)

1840-1945, Defining the Enemy

The Paris Commune in 1871 was a complete dismissal of the sovereignty of the state. This document, from September 1870, displayed the articles presented by the Federated Committees for the Salvation of France which aim to abolish the state and put power in the hands of the people.

Article One – The Administrative and governmental machinery of the state having become powerless, it is abolished. The French people remain in full possession of itself.

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