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Democracy building in France, 1789-2018 

Source: compiled by Philippe Copinschi. 


These chronological indicators trace some of the main stages of democracy-building in France: from the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen in 1789 to the present day, they demonstrate some major advances, such as freedom of expression and worship (1814), the abolition of slavery (1848), universal suffrage including women (1944), the abolition of forced labor (1960) and abolition of the death penalty (1981).


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