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France and the World Since 1870 (International Relations and by John Keiger PDF

By John Keiger

ISBN-10: 0340595078

ISBN-13: 9780340595077

ISBN-10: 0340760125

ISBN-13: 9780340760123

ISBN-10: 1417531940

ISBN-13: 9781417531943

Keiger examines the sophisticated forces that experience formed France's diplomacy, from fabric elements equivalent to geography, demography, and economics, to extra summary gains of France's nationwide identification akin to the proposal of kingdom and the impulse to unfold French tradition. the 1st research of its type in English, the e-book is split into thematic chapters that come with discussions of ways international coverage is formulated and accomplished, the character of procedure and security, France's allies and adversaries, cultural international relations, and an evaluate of French espionage. a last bankruptcy examines France's place within the post-Cold conflict period, its adjustment to the hot overseas procedure, and the level to which outdated mentalities persist or were resurrected.

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The self-image is also that of France as oppressed nation or champion of the oppressed. The external perception of France as warlike nation could be an advantage in deterring potentially hostile nations, but also a disadvantage. Bismarck feared that France would attempt to restore its military power in Europe in the years following the 1870 Franco-Prussian War and kept it quarantined from diplomatic alliances for two decades. After the First World War Britain and the USA believed that France had a natural inclination to restore its supremacy over the European continent and that consequently they could not allow too great a diminution of German power.

9 Quoted in Braudel, Identite, I. 14. 10 Quoted in Alfred Grosser, Affaires exterieures: La Politique de la France, 1944—1984 (Paris, Flammarion, 1984), p. 193. 11 France, 1996 (Paris, La Documentation francaise et Ministere des affaires etrangeres, 1996), p. 9. 12 See the 1994 French Livre blanc sur la defense (Paris, Sirpa, 1994), pp. 67-8, which cites protection of these overseas possessions as one of six scenarios for the intervention of France's armed forces. 13 Tacel, France et le monde, pp.

292-6. 7 Braudel, Identite, I. 294-5. 8 Le Monde, 20 May 1993. 9 Quoted in Braudel, Identite, I. 14. 10 Quoted in Alfred Grosser, Affaires exterieures: La Politique de la France, 1944—1984 (Paris, Flammarion, 1984), p. 193. 11 France, 1996 (Paris, La Documentation francaise et Ministere des affaires etrangeres, 1996), p. 9. 12 See the 1994 French Livre blanc sur la defense (Paris, Sirpa, 1994), pp. 67-8, which cites protection of these overseas possessions as one of six scenarios for the intervention of France's armed forces.

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