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  • French Defeat In World War II
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    Marc Bloch documents the French defeat in World War II, recounting from his own personal experiences as a member in the French Resistance, as well as a soldier in both World Wars. Not only does Strange Defeat detail the French failure in World War II militarily, but also economically, and more important, socially. It provides a unique insight, objectively and informatively, into the manner of the downfall of France Marc Bloch took part in the French Resistance after the German occupation. He was...
  • 300000 Germans And 460000 French
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    World War I Nothing was a bigger disaster than what happened in World War I. This was such a bad war because everyone in the world has allies, and the allies are in oath to help there ally when things get rough or that country is going to war. What I am here to inform you about is how one of the major countries and why one of the biggest powers in the world played a big part in World War I. This country is no other than France, a country who has a lot of say in Europe, and has many allies throug...
  • French And Viet Minh
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    Q. Why did the French loose the war in Vietnam? In April of 1956 the last remaining French troops would leave Vietnam. After over 200 years of influence and rule, the French at last realized that the occupation and control of Vietnam was an unreachable goal. In consideration of the many blunders (both militarily and political), and the outright ignorance of the French high command, any efforts to stabilize Vietnamese nationalism and to maintain french rule over Vietnam were thwarted. Thus the Fr...
  • War Between The French And The Vietminh
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    The origins of the Vietnam War stem from the end of the Second World War. To defeat Hitler, UK, USA, and USSR all joined forces to help defeat him. The "big three's" relations although on the surface portrayed a co-operative alliance, were actually very uneasy. Problems arose from differing ideas on how to win and keep peace after the war, but also fundamental principles such as communism and capitalism were to prove difficult to agree on. After the war relations worsened, the UK and USA became ...
  • Resentment Of The French And The Germans
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    Franco-Prussian War, war in 1870-1871 lost by France to the German states under the leadership of Prussia. The underlying causes of the conflict were the determination of the Prussian statesman Prince Otto Edward Leopold von Bismarck to unify Germany under Prussian control and, as a step toward this goal, to eliminate French influence over Germany. On the other hand, Napoleon, emperor of France from 1852 to 1870, sought to regain both in France and abroad the prestige lost as a result of numerou...
  • Our Support Of The French In Indochina
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    The French, after World War II wanted to control Indochina by returning the area to a pre-war colonial status, believing they were better suited to bring economic growth to that part of the world. The United States, a country which demanded self rule from England in 1776, plays the hypocrite by supporting France in order to secure Europe from Soviet expansion. How far does one go to stop another's ideological beliefs? Do countries that practice freedoms of choice have a moral obligation to inter...
  • Grandson Of Louis XIV
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    Louis was dignified and imposing with charming manners, but he was also hard working, patient and self-disciplined with an iron physical constitution. He maintained a strict routine of official business, every day. Short of height, he was of modest intelligence (not much helped by his upbringing undertaken largely by his servants) and lacking of a sense of humor. Possessed of a colossal pride, he loved grandeur, glory, military reviews and petty details (uniforms, equipment, drill). Louis was th...
  • Seven Years War In Europe
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    The Seven Years' War The first true World War... Cause and effects! Jeff Brown The History of Western Civilization II Professor Zarrillo What would the state of the free world be today if the alliance of the war of the Austrian Succession had not reversed in the Seven Years' War? Would we speak French, still be "New England", or perhaps New Spain? The fact is that while we may not know for certain that today's world would be different, you can rest assured that the Seven Years' War set the tone ...
  • Annam And Tonkin As French
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    History of Foreign Intervention Vietnam, bordered by China to the north, Laos to the west and northwest, and Cambodia (now Kampuchea) to the southwest, is an S-shaped country no bigger than the state of Florida. Vietnam occupies the eastern coast of the Indochinese Peninsula. For thousands of years the people of Vietnam have lived with constant foreign intervention and colonization (by the French). For two thousand years before the French established colonial rule in 1887, the Vietnamese people ...
  • Pyle And Fowler
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    Book Report Author: Graham Greene Titles of some other works by the same author: a. o. : A Burnt-Out Case, The Power and the Glory, The Heart of the Matter. Title: The Quiet American Date of Publication: 1965 Edition: Penguin First published: 1955 Genre: Novel of character List of (main) characters and description of them: 1) Fowler, a British reporter, who has left his wife, living in Vietnam with a Chinese woman, trying to report about the war without too much personal involvement. 2) Phuong, ...
  • Issue Of Conscription
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    Conscription is a draft, which is a call-up to compulsory military service. In the early stages of World War One, there was no need for a compulsory military service because there were so many men that had volunteered. As the war entered its third year, it was apparent that Canada was losing more men than there were enlisting, and by 1917 the issue became more of a crisis when the number of recruits was less than the number of dead and injured. Prime minister at this time was Robert Borden who d...

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