History UsefulNotes / Paris

19th Nov '16 6:24:02 PM JulianLapostat
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** During the Nazi Occupation, there was the famous Round Up of Vel d'Hiv where the French Police acting on Nazi Orders arrested 28,000 Jews (including children) and held them in an ice-skating rink before deporting them to the Camps. Only 400 survived.

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** During the Nazi Occupation, [[Film/TheSorrowAndThePity there was the famous Round Up of Vel d'Hiv d'Hiv]] where the French Police acting on Nazi Orders arrested 28,000 Jews (including children) and held them in an ice-skating rink before deporting them to the Camps. Only 400 survived.
4th Nov '16 11:12:39 AM JulianLapostat
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-->-- '''Gustave Eiffel''': ''Not only the art of the modern engineer, but also the century of Industry and Science in which we are living, and for which the way was prepared by [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment the great scientific movement of the eighteenth century]] and by [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Revolution of 1789]], to which this monument will be built as an expression of France's gratitude.''

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-->-- --> '''Gustave Eiffel''': ''Not only the art of the modern engineer, but also the century of Industry and Science in which we are living, and for which the way was prepared by [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment the great scientific movement of the eighteenth century]] and by [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Revolution of 1789]], to which this monument will be built as an expression of France's gratitude.''
4th Nov '16 11:12:18 AM JulianLapostat
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-->-- '''Gustave Eiffel''': ''Not only the art of the modern engineer, but also the century of Industry and Science in which we are living, and for which the way was prepared by [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment the great scientific movement of the eighteenth century]] and by [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Revolution of 1789]], to which this monument will be built as an expression of France's gratitude.''
27th Sep '16 8:22:24 PM LordKaarvani
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Of note is the future ''Grand Paris'' project, aiming to turn the City of Light into one of the major [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_city global cities]] by giving Paris and the border cities a common framework and internal organization, with talks of a fusion of the cities in the future. While absorbing chunks of or whole ''régions'' is only a long-term dream for now, the potential supercity would represent ''five times'' the actual area of Moscow. Yeah, it's that big.
11th May '16 3:25:41 AM Morgenthaler
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*** The Temple, a fortress of TheKnightsTemplar until ThePurge that finished them for good, became the Prison and final home of UsefulNotes/LouisXVI during his trial. Napoleon, worried that it would become a sacred spot for royalists, had it destroyed on coming to power.

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*** The Temple, a fortress of TheKnightsTemplar UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar until ThePurge that finished them for good, became the Prison and final home of UsefulNotes/LouisXVI during his trial. Napoleon, worried that it would become a sacred spot for royalists, had it destroyed on coming to power.
7th May '16 2:51:25 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** In the 21st Century of course, there were the terrorists attack on the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo by religious extremists in January 2015. Then there was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks November terrorist attacks]] that took place '''the same year''' by Islamic terrorists.

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** In the 21st Century of course, there were the terrorists terrorists' attack on the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo by religious extremists in January 2015. Then there was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks November terrorist attacks]] that took place '''the same year''' by Islamic terrorists.
23rd Jan '16 3:07:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: According to UrbanLegend, The Baron Georges Eugene Haussmann created the wide boulevards to avoid barricades in case of rebellion (which happened quite often in his nineteenth century). According to UrbanLegend, they had to be large enough to fire cannon down them at the mob. Haussmann himself denied this, [[BoringButPractical the wide boulevards were intended by him to accomodate the greater urban population and carriage traffic]].
** In any case, the goal of making impossible-to-barricade streets never materialized: as demonstrated by the Paris Commune of 1871, irate Parisians can barricade ''anything''.
** The wide boulevards also had the rather unfortunate effect of leaving the city wide open to attacking armies - including tanks - who could use the wide boulevard to march right to the heart of the city. This made the infamously brutal suppression of the Commune possible. It also proved useful to the Nazis in maintaining curfew during the Occupation, something which a patriot like Haussmann would probably regret.
3rd Jan '16 11:53:17 PM JulianLapostat
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* StarvingArtist: The city used to be a haven for them and still represented as such in fictional depictions.. Creator/VincentVanGogh, the Impressionists, bad boy poets Francois Villon and Arthur Rimbaud, Creator/JamesJoyce and the Modernists, surrealists, jazz musicians and underground experimental film-makers. The reason it attracted them was that the rents were cheaper back then, the Louvre (and the Cinematheque) was open till late at night for their perusal, lots of sidewalk cafes and a good night life. Since the rise of neoliberalism in the 80s and 90s, Paris, like many world cities, has become quite expensive which many feel compromises the qualities that made it so great in the first place.

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* StarvingArtist: The city used to be a haven for them and still represented as such in fictional depictions.. Creator/VincentVanGogh, the Impressionists, bad boy poets Francois Villon and Arthur Rimbaud, Creator/JamesJoyce and the Modernists, surrealists, jazz musicians and underground musicians, experimental film-makers.film-makers across the world who, like Creator/WoodyAllen notes, "thank God the French exist" as a market for their films. The reason it attracted them was that the rents were cheaper back then, the Louvre (and the Cinematheque) was open till late at night for their perusal, lots of sidewalk cafes and a good night life. Since the rise of neoliberalism in the 80s and 90s, Paris, like many world cities, has become quite expensive which many feel compromises the qualities that made it so great in the first place.
3rd Jan '16 10:28:34 PM JulianLapostat
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* StarvingArtist: The city used to be a haven for them and still represented as such in fictional depictions.. Creator/VincentVanGogh, the Impressionists, bad boy poets Francois Villon and Arthur Rimbaud, Creator/JamesJoyce and the Modernists, surrealists, jazz musicians and underground experimental film-makers. The reason it attracted them was that the rents were cheaper back then, the Louvre (and the Cinematheque) was open till late at night for their perusal, lots of sidewalk cafes and a good night life. Since the rise of neoliberalism in the 80s and 90s, Paris, like many world cities, has become quite expensive which many feel compromises the qualities that made it so great in the first place.
3rd Jan '16 10:21:44 PM JulianLapostat
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-> '''Creator/VictorHugo''': ''"[[ReignOfTerror Ninety-three]] was the war of Europe against France, and of France against Paris. And what was the Revolution? It was the victory of France over Europe, and of Paris over France. Hence the immensity of that terrible moment?, '93, greater than all the rest of the century"''

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-> --> '''Creator/VictorHugo''': ''"[[ReignOfTerror Ninety-three]] was the war of Europe against France, and of France against Paris. And what was the Revolution? It was the victory of France over Europe, and of Paris over France. Hence the immensity of that terrible moment?, '93, greater than all the rest of the century"''
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