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  • Senghor's Poems
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    L's 'ear Senghor Senegalese poet and statesman, founder of the Senegalese Democratic Bloc. Senghor was elected president of Senegal in the 1960's. He retired from office in 1980. He was one of the originators of the concept of N', defined as the literary and artistic expression of the black African experience. In historical context the term has been seen as a reaction against French colonialism and a defence of African culture. It has deeply influenced the strengthening of African identity in th...
  • June 18 De Gaulle
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    Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille, France, on Nov. 22, 1890, the son of a teacher of philosophy and literature at a Jesuit college. From early childhood he took an interest in reading. Fascinated by history, he formed an almost mystical formation of service to France. De Gaulle graduated from the Ecole Militaire of Saint-Cyr in 1912 and joined an infantry division. In World War I he was wounded and captured at Douaumont in the Battle of Verdun in March 1916. As a war prisoner, he wrote his fir...
  • Changes In The Attitude Of Ferhat Abbas
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    Changing Attitudes of Ferhat Abbas Introduction Ferhat Abbas believed in the peaceful solution and that the French are willing to co-operate with the Algerians. With this co-operation, he thought, it was possible for all to live together. He was brought up and thought to believe in democracy and parliament, to look for these in a peaceful fashion and that the people have to be asked what to do with their country and not to to be convinced differently. However in the 1950's we can see a clear cha...
  • Contrary To The Position The French President
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    The executive in the French Vth Republic and the executive in the Federal republic in Germany have a few similarities and many differences. Since the French Vth constitution was tailor made by DeGaulle's himself, the executive in this republic is very strong and authoritative. However, the executive in the Federal Republic of Germany, (the Bundesrepublik- Germany after 1945) was made up to prevent another Hitler from raising up, so it is very weak and is more of an executive figurehead. The posi...
  • France And Madagascar
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    Madagascar Madagascar, formally called the Malagasy Republic, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It is located about 250 miles across the Mozambique Channel from the southeastern coast of Africa. About the same size as Texas, Madagascar is the fourth- largest island in the world, including its five small offshore island territories. Antananarivo is the capitol and principal city of Madagascar. The basic racial type of the people is Malayo-Polynesian. The Malagasy are divided into 18 differ...

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