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France, the United States, and the Algerian War$
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Irwin Wall

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225343

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225343.001.0001

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Peace

Peace

Chapter:
Chapter Eight (p.229) Peace
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France, the United States, and the Algerian War
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Irwin M. Wall

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225343.003.0008

This chapter discusses Charles de Gaulle's failed plans for France that were related to Algeria. It looks at de Gaulle's optimism that peace in Algeria would leave France at the vortex of three concentric circles of power. These were shared power over the West with Great Britain and the United States, a European political community, and a Euroafrique based on France's former possessions. The chapter argues that de Gaulle defeated himself in Algeria by holding out in his negotiation with the rebels for impossible demands while playing an elaborate “double game.”

Keywords:   Charles de Gaulle, France, Algeria, Great Britain, United States, shared power, political community, Euroafrique

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