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De Gaulle Reconsidered

Irwin M. Wall

in France, the United States, and the Algerian War

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780520225343
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925687 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520225343.003.0007
De Gaulle Reconsidered

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This chapter reconsiders the goals, policies, and diplomatic accomplishments of Charles de Gaulle as president of the Fifth French Republic. It explains that de Gaulle is considered in contemporary French diplomatic historiography as the founder of a new French independence and the creator of a virtual revolution in French diplomacy. The chapter discusses de Gaulle's plan to achieve full integration of Algeria through the help of the Anglo-Saxons and his effort to build a “Europe of states.”

Keywords: Charles de Gaulle; Fifth French Republic; French diplomacy; Algeria; Anglo-Saxons; Europe of states

Chapter.  16054 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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