France in the Modern World

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Study Guide
A careful study of the following questions and problems will provide the student with a useful self-check to ensure that he has absorbed the information contained in this Searchlight Book. Hopefully, it will also provide a stimulus to further study about modern France.
TERMS FOR DEFINITION
aménagement du territoire Gaullist synthesis
voluntary geography Federation of the Left
belle époque Modernization Committees
Vichy France program regions
philosophesmétropoles d'équilibre
Left and Right French Community
demographic revolution Common Market
indicative planning E.F.T.A.
bourgeoisie "Europe of the states"
ancien régime nuclear club
Enlightenmentforce de frappe
National Assembly

ESSAY QUESTIONS
1. Explain how the geographical nature of France's border with her neighbors has been a significant factor in her political, social, and economic relations with them.
2. What factors account for the unusual degree of concentration of political, economic, and cultural life in Paris?
3. What benefits would France gain from the development of a Rhine-Rhone waterway linking the North Sea and the Mediterranean?

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France in the Modern World
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Table of contents

  • Title Page 1
  • Preface 3
  • Contents 5
  • 1 - The Geographic Background 7
  • 2 - Dominant Themes 22
  • 3 - French Society 41
  • 4 - Government and Politics 60
  • 5 - General De Gaulle and the Fifth Republic 84
  • 6 - The French Economy and Indicative Planning 101
  • 7 - France's European and World Roles 131
  • 8 - A Summary View 155
  • Study Guide 160
  • Suggested Readings 163
  • Index 165
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