By Philip Thody
The 5th French Republic is a examine of recent French politics and background, discussing the 5 presidents who span from 1959 to the present--Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou, Valry Giscard d'Estang, Fran5~ois Mitterand and Jacques Chirac.Philip Thody examines the significance of the similarities among the 5 males for an knowing of the overall and political tradition of France; the similarities and transformations within the international guidelines pursued by means of the 5 presidents, together with anti-Americanism; France's function within the eu Union and her perspective to the chilly struggle; French household guidelines and administrative practices, makes an attempt to decentralize the kingdom, the position of the French civil carrier, the matter of immigration and the increase of the nationwide entrance.
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Between June 20 and July 1, 1966, he paid a much publicised visit to the Soviet Union, in which he became the first foreign head of state to visit the hitherto secret rocket-launching base at Zezdograd, and received President Kossyguin for a nine-day state visit to France in December of the same year. De Gaulle’s speech at Phnom Penh on September 1, 1966 attacking American policy in Vietnam appears in its most favourable light if seen in the context of the announcement on January 27, 1964 that France was establishing diplomatic relations with the Chinese People’s Republic.
Its members kept their seats for nine years, one third being renewed once every three years. They were elected by les notables, and therefore tended to represent the provincial, middle-class France which de Gaulle had always disliked. It is this which explains one of his comments after receiving the news that he had lost the referendum: that it was the revenge of the France which had supported the Vichy régime. In his view, as in that of his great ideological enemy, Jean-Paul Sartre, the working class had never accepted Vichy.
On June 2, he had announced an embargo on the shipment of arms to the Middle East, and since France’s main client in the area at the time was Israel, there was little doubt as to where de Gaulle’s sympathy lay. In other circumstances, his description in his press conference of November 27, 1967 of the Jews as ‘un peuple d’élite, sûr de lui et dominateur’ might have seemed a compliment to them for being so like the French. In 1967, it was at one and the same time an indirect attack on the United States through one of their principal allies, as well as a sign to the Palestine Liberation Organisation that it would not find any opposition in France to its desire to destroy Israel.