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The Tightrope: French Colonial Collapse and the Shaping of Cold War Europe

@inproceedings{Thompson2014TheTF,
  title={The Tightrope: French Colonial Collapse and the Shaping of Cold War Europe},
  author={Donald James. Thompson},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract : At the end of World War II, France was much weaker than it had been before the start of the war; however, France still had a role within the U.S.-dominated Western alliance standing against Soviet expansion. Nevertheless, the French leadership chose to engage what remained of their national power in the reestablishment of their overseas colonial empire. France's preoccupation with the reestablishment of its colonial empire was strategically important to the structure of the post… 
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Civil-Military Relations in the French Fourth Republic during the First Indochina War

Abstract : The stunning defeat of the French Third Republic by the German Third Reich at the start of the Second World War underscored the vulnerable condition of both France's political apparatus

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