The Second Parisian Commune is an exclave of the People's Republic of France located in Paris, Republic of France. It is mostly located south of the river Seine, with its northern border in the city centre running along the Champs Elysees. It has a population of 1,081,212. Throughout the Cold War it was sometimes called 'West Berlin lite', similarly an exclave of its nation albeit with more relaxed and amicable border controls. Nonetheless there have been several standoffs and even violent clashes in the Commune's past, most notably in the 1956 Crisis.