The Paris Commune became a model and inspiration for socialists from Marx to the present day

The municipality rose above the monarchy and the bourgeois republic (simultaneous drawing).

By Einhart Lorenz

The first part dealt with the establishment of the Municipality and the fighting that led to its downfall. Here we hear about the municipality's various measures and the significance it had for socialist thinking in the time that followed.

What did the municipality accomplish?

As we have seen, the Municipality had to work under very difficult conditions. It was a result of the cooperation of various wings, and many of the Municipality's measures became unclear and petty-bourgeois tendencies cannot be overlooked.

 "Without iron and blood, no major reforms have been implemented so far, and judging by the events of the last days, we fear that iron and blood will henceforth be
more necessary than before. "

We have already mentioned the lack of organization, military mistakes and the ambiguity of fiscal policy. But especially the members of the International managed to get a number of measures adopted that clearly point in the socialist direction. Some of the measures should be mentioned:

The abolition of the bakers' night work.

Children out of wedlock were equated with other children.

The illegitimate wives of the municipalities were equated with married women.

The church was separated from the state.

The principle of equal pay was implemented.

The private theaters were handed over to the artist collectives.

A revolt with socialist content

Nor did the municipalities see their revolt as an isolated phenomenon. In a call to the farm workers, they stated: “We and you have. . .

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