French Foreign and Defence Policy, 1918-1940: The Decline and Fall of a Great Power / Edition 1

French Foreign and Defence Policy, 1918-1940: The Decline and Fall of a Great Power / Edition 1

by Robert Boyce
     
 

French Foreign and Defence Policy, 1918-1940 outlines France's strategies for protection and appeasement during this period and places interwar relations in a larger European context.
This book examines:

• relationships with key countries such as Italy and Russia

• the significance of interwar France to 20th Century European

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Overview

French Foreign and Defence Policy, 1918-1940 outlines France's strategies for protection and appeasement during this period and places interwar relations in a larger European context.
This book examines:

• relationships with key countries such as Italy and Russia

• the significance of interwar France to 20th Century European integration

• the historical context of the policies

• the setbacks and defeats of the period and how they should be evaluated

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415150392
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Routledge Studies in Modern European History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Boyce is Senior Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is editor (with Esmonde Robertson) of Paths to War: New Essays on the Origins of the Second World War (1989) and author of British Capitalism at the Crossroads, 1919-1932: A Study in Politics, Economics and International Relations (1987). His book, Fatal Estrangement: Franco-British Relations from Versailles to Dunkirk, is in preparation.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1France at the Paris Peace Conference: addressing the dilemmas of security10
2France and the politics of steel, from the Treaty of Versailles to the International Steel Entente, 1919-192630
3Raymond Poincare and the Ruhr crisis49
4Economics and Franco-Belgian relations in the inter-war period71
5Reparations and war debts: the restoration of French financial power, 1919-192989
6Business as usual: the limits of French economic diplomacy, 1926-1933107
7Rene Massigli and Germany, 1919-1938132
8Franco-Italian relations in flux, 1918-1940149
9In defence of the Maginot Line: security policy, domestic politics and the economic depression in France164
10A douce and dextrous persuasion: French propaganda and Franco-American relations in the 1930s195
11Daladier, Bonnet and the decision-making process during the Munich crisis, 1938215
12Intelligence and the end of appeasement234
13France and the phoney war, 1939-1940261
Index283

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