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Charles De Gaulle

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  1. Charles de Gaulle 22 November 1890  - 9 November 1970 By Alexander Nishida
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  3. The Beginning… <ul><li>Born in Lille, Educated in Paris at College Stanislas </li></ul><ul><li>University at St. Cyr </li></ul><ul><li>Fought in WWI as a Captain, wounded several times, captured and spent the rest of the war in Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Post-war served as an advisor in Poland, won the Virtuti Militari (Highest Polish Decoration) </li></ul><ul><li>Returned to France after being offered a job in Poland </li></ul>
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  5. Exciting times!…War…encore <ul><li>DeGaulle started the war as a colonel </li></ul><ul><li>Lead a successful Armored Division during the invasion of France 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Designated the liaison to the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Opposed the surrender of France to Germany, fled to London established Free France </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;France has no friends, only interests.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lead the Free French Forces in their liberation of France. </li></ul>
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  7. Post War France, what now? <ul><li>Became the President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Attempted to maintain French Indochina. </li></ul><ul><li>Resigned power after disagreeing with the new constitution and a parliamentary system in 1946 </li></ul><ul><li>1946 to 1958 his “Formal Retirement” Wrote his war memoires. </li></ul><ul><li>May 1958 Crisis…Defeats in Indochina…independence of Tunisia and Morocco and defeat in Egypt and the “Algerian Question” </li></ul><ul><li>De Gaulle is back! </li></ul>
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  9. The 5th Republic <ul><li>Nov 1958 De Gaulle voted in. </li></ul><ul><li>Issued new Franc </li></ul><ul><li>Pressed for Nuclear Weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Made Treaties with Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Pushed for European Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Granted Independence to Algeria (Complicated) </li></ul>
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  11. All good things come to an end <ul><li>Left NATO’s Military Command </li></ul><ul><li>All NATO Forces left France 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>1960 France became a Nuclear Power </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized Communist China </li></ul><ul><li>Vive le Qu eb e c libre! 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>“ May 68” Huge Demonstrations and Strikes challenged De Gaulle’s Government </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reform Yes, Chaos no” </li></ul>
  12. The End <ul><li>De Gaulle Dissolves Parliament, relections were held his party did well but he remained unpopular </li></ul><ul><li>Too old, too self-centered, too authoritarian, too conservative and too anti-american </li></ul><ul><li>Resigned 1969, following rejection of his reforms for senate in a nationwide referendum. </li></ul><ul><li>Contiuned to write memories and then died in 1970 suddenly while writing. He was quite healthy even after recovering from Prostate Cancer. </li></ul>
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  14. Legacy <ul><li>Airport </li></ul><ul><li>“ The General” </li></ul><ul><li>General De Gaulle </li></ul><ul><li>A powerful France that stud up for itself </li></ul>

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