Overview

The 1868 Andorra - Franco War was not the first or the last time France was defeated. Through diplomatic actions and insults the Andorrans were provoked in to military action and quickly invaded, capturing Paris and obtaining a ransom before they left. This provocation not only involved France but also the actions of the Paris Commune. This month long war, two years later, inspired the Franco - Prussian war and the formation of Germany, as well as the exile of Napoleon III.