2005 Riots in Paris, Algeria War, War in Indochina, etc.
After the first World war, France knew what we call "Les années folles", a period when the people enjoyed life with carefreeness.
Then, in 1929, France knew the Depression. This led to the election, in 1936, of a left wing party called "Le Front Populaire" with a great liberal policy : The first Congés payés (payed holidays) are the great symbol of this social progression.
The 2nd World war : The french army is easily defeated by the Germans, the country is separated in two parts, North annexed by Germany, and the south led by the collaboration government of Vichy.
After being liberated, France knew a transition with the "gouvernement provisoire" (temporary government). The times are hard, the country has to be rebuilt and the "épuration" occured. The "épuration" is the "witch-hunt" against former collaborators', during which summary executions without trails were common. The revenge sentiment made people denouncing their neighbors.
The Fourth republic. 1946 - 1958
A new constition was voted by referendum. France had been politically instable during the fourth republic, with a strong government turnover.
the war in Indochine in the 1950ies and the war in Algeria.
The first ended in 1954 with the separation of Indochine in two Vietnams, the North communist and the south independent.
The second ended in 1962, with the proclamation of the independance of Algeria.
The fifth republic : 1958 - ??
In order to avoid the political instability, the constitution of the fifth republic is adopted. Giving more power to the executive power (president and government), it had allowed more efficient policies. The Marshall Plan began to produce its effects and France will know the "Trente Glorieuses" (the glorious thirty), thirty years of great economical whealth. The oil crisis in 1974 ended this period. Since these years then, France has economically known a more "normal" growth.
The 1968 events. Called "Mai 1968", those events were students riots which had turned into a political and a social "revolution". The workers, by striking, joined the students in revendications. The country had been blocked for a month. They led to the resignation of President De Gaulle.
Those events are considered in France as a libertarian revolution, revendications made were about salaries, woman conditions, education ....
Fondation and construction of The European Union :
Concerning the 2005's riots, these events were not important and are quite anecdotic, they were actually given a too great deal of media attention, especially by the neocon medias in the US in response of the french refusal to the War in Irak.
Of course this topic deserves to be improved, and is not exhaustive in the events depicted.
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pierre de fermat was born in 1601 and died in 1665 in france.
The War of the League of Cognac was transpiring between France, England, Spain, and Italy. The Treaty of Westminster was signed between England and France.
I think there may have been some wars between England and France during the 1500s
There are many important things that happened in 1947. The Black Dahlia's body was found is Los Angeles, and Vincent Aurial was elected the president of France.
A important date for France is when they held the Olympics (1900) ^ use proper grammar. basically everything in the late 1700's, when the French Revolution happened.
What happened in new france was that new france had fought for the freedom that they have today in france.
The major mountain ranges are - The Alps (between France and Italy and southern Switzerland) The Pyrenees (between France and Spain) the Jura (in Eastern France, North-West of Switzerland)
in France this is where napolean was around. There were bonapartist supporters.
Charlemagne conquered France The Magna Carta was signed by King John in 1215 William the Conqueror became King of England The 100 years war between England and France took place The plague hit Europe
It occurred in France more specifically Paris.Most of the important event happened in Paris.
On July 14 1789 it is Bastille day in France. It is no long celebrated, but it is still an important day to remember. This is when France tore down the Bastille.
It is not necessarily important that it is in France.
Pontiacs War happened between 1760-1763 and ended when France signed the Treaty of Paris.
It was traditionally a rough border between France and Germany, but it also became a major shipping route to the English Channel or the Netherlands when the industrial revolution happened and Alsace-Lorraine became very important.
the civil war between France and ivory coast...
The XYZ affair caused a harsh relationship between France and the US.
The king of France bought his picture the Mona Lisa.
What are the difference between France and America?What are the difference between France and America?
There was no historically significant event in 1603 in France.
There are many important events that happened in 1962. On January 1st, Western Somoa gained independence from New Zealand. The Cuban Missle Crisis occurred in 1962, which could have resulted in nuclear warfare between the US and USSR. The oral polio vaccine was developed by Albert Sabin. France loses Algeria and Britain loses Jamaica.