HIST 276 - Lecture 22 - Charles De Gaulle

Lecture 22 - Charles De Gaulle

Overview

Charles de Gaulle's importance in postwar French political life was matched by his importance in the nation's collective imagination. This authority was consciously contrived by de Gaulle, who wished to bear upon his figurative body the will of the French people to maintain the power of their nation in the face of a political environment characterized by the opposition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Ultimately, de Gaulle's symbolic originality proved more lasting than his political innovations.

Assignment

Sowerwine, Charles. France since 1870: Culture, Politics and Society, pp. 307-342.

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