15 Challenges to the Bipolar World in the 1960s

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Challenges to the Bipolar World in the 1960s 1. France’s Quest For Independence and Grandeur a. Context: The Legacy of Colonialism Charles de Gaulle of the “Free French” government in exile Conflicts in Algeria: Algeria = French’s colony w/ many French inhabitants. Majority Algerians are Muslims, 2 nd class, grew increasingly restless; begin to demand France’s withdrawal. Such action is difficult for France because of the large number of French Algerians. 1954-1958: Algerian colonial war The Army Revolts ’58- When the gov. in Paris began to consider negotiations w/ the Algerian FLN movement, the French settlers living in the coastal cities were outraged. De Gaulle asked to return to Power to resolve Algerian crisis. While he promises the French Algerians to keep Algeria France’s, he began negotiation w/ Algerian rebel. French Algerians moved out, but outraged. Nevertheless, crisis resolved. De Gaulle emerges as a strong leader: new constitution, increased exe. powers,
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HI 350 taught by Professor Keylor during the Spring '07 term at BU.

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