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Gironde

(zhērôNd`), department (1990 pop. 1,223,600), SW France, on the Bay of Biscay. BordeauxBordeaux
, city (1990 pop. 213,274), capital of Gironde dept., SW France, on the Garonne River. Bordeaux is a major economic and cultural center, and a busy port accessible to oceangoing ships from the Atlantic through the Gironde River.
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Gironde,

estuary, c.45 mi (70 km) long and from 2 to 7 mi (3.2–11.3 km) wide, formed by the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, which join c.14 mi (23 km) N of Bordeaux. Sand banks and a high tidal range hamper navigation; oceangoing vessels ascend to Bordeaux and Libourne. The Bordeaux industrial region extends along the Gironde's southern coast. Located between the Médoc and the Cotes vineyards, the Gironde is the great artery of the Bordeaux wine region.

Gironde

1. a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Bordeaux. Pop.: 1 330 683 (2003 est.). Area: 10 726 sq. km (4183 sq. miles)
2. an estuary in SW France, formed by the confluence of the Rivers Garonne and Dordogne. Length: 72 km (45 miles)
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Their ideological fury and aspirations to world-shaping power match the Girondists and Napoleon, but they make quite a show of their disdain for the French.
as his necessity History of the Girondists , enforces.
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Hawthorne, that is, anticipates the dynamics of the leftward imperative of modem politics, the drive toward ever more radical solutions to social ills and the consequent contempt felt by the more extreme for the less extreme: the Jacobins for the Girondists, the socialist for the liberal, the Marxist for the socialist, the Stalinist for the Trotskyite, the anarchist for them all.
His association with the moderate Girondists and his argument for sparing the life of Louis XVI made his position.
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With this formality, the struggle among the various republican factions -- Girondists, Jacobins, Cordeliers, adherents of Robespierre -- began.
Girondists by Jacobins) which showed that "the revolution thus moves along an ascending line" (EB 42).