The French North African Crisis: Colonial Breakdown and Anglo-French Relations, 1945-62

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Macmillan Press, 2000 - History - 287 pages
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"Using French, British and American archival evidence, The French North African Crisis charts the postwar breakdown in French imperial rule across its North African territories of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The crisis of colonial control in North Africa was an important facet of Anglo-French relations from 1945 until the end of the Algerian war of independence in 1962. The Algerian conflict in particular came close to consuming France, decisively weakening the Fourth Republic and diminishing France's power within the western alliance. Widespread opposition to French policies in North Africa further impacted upon France's international power and directly affected western interests in Africa, the Middle East and at the UN. This book suggests that the protracted French imperial breakdown in North Africa also played a vital role in shaping France's relations with Britain and its NATO allies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Martin Thomas is Reader in International History at the University of the West of England.

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