How Civil War was Avoided in France

  title={How Civil War was Avoided in France},
  author={Mattei Dogan},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  pages={245 - 277}
  • M. Dogan
  • Published 1 July 1984
  • History
  • International Political Science Review
France found itself on the brink of civil war at the end of May 1968. This analysis is based on two sources: the recently published memoirs of those who made history, and the results of a survey taken immediately after the crisis. The roles played by the leading historical actors resemble those in a Greek tragedy. The survey gives voice to the "silent majority," and indicates what the behavior ofthe masses would have been if a popular uprising or a military intervention had occurred. The… 
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