Colonial or Continental Power? The Debate over Economic Expansion in Interwar France, 1925–1932

@article{Bohling2017ColonialOC,
  title={Colonial or Continental Power? The Debate over Economic Expansion in Interwar France, 1925–1932},
  author={J. Bohling},
  journal={Contemporary European History},
  year={2017},
  volume={26},
  pages={217 - 241}
}
  • J. Bohling
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • Contemporary European History
In the 1920s various French elites argued that the nation state was not viable in an increasingly interdependent world economy dominated by ‘continental blocs’ such as the United States and the Soviet Union; instead, they hoped to expand French economic power through larger political structures, whether France's existing empire or a federal Europe. French foreign minister Aristide Briand called for the organisation of Europe at the same time that other elites advocated the consolidation of the… Expand
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