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  • To what extent did the French Resistance assist in the allies liberation of France?

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    The French Resistance (La Résistance française) was a collaboration of individual movements against the German occupation of France and the Vichy regime that complied with the Nazis during World War II. Starting in 1940 and ending with the liberation of France, French people from all ends of the economic and political spectrum united in different Résistance groups to perform guerilla attacks, run underground newspapers, provide intelligence to and from the allies, and manage escape networks to allied

  • De Gaulle Analysis

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    Roosevelt listened to Franklin Roosevelt describe de Gaulle as “out to achieve one-man government in France. I can’t imagine a man I would distrust more.” Then adding the Free French movement was “honeycombed with police spies—he has agents spying on his own people.” Understandably, tensions were high regarding the the various French governments’ intensions after the armistice with Germany, followed by years of Vichy-led anti-Semitic legislation

  • French Resistance

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    formed cells that collectively were named the French Resistance. Some groups were violent in nature, aiming to hurt or kill the German occupiers; these were called maquis. Other groups used non-violent means, publishing underground newspapers and broadcasted anti-German and anti-Vichy radio programs. Many of these groups were born after the 18 Jun 1940 address by Charles de Gaulle who encouraged the French people to continue the fight against the German forces even if the nation surrendered. To take advantage

  • What Was The Causes Of The French Revolution

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    were brought on by the burgeoning Revolution in France. The French Revolution was an anti-monarchist revolution, which at points would border on anarchy, but one that was largely based on ideals of egalitarianism. As the Revolution began, the Constituent Assembly passed a document named ‘The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen’. This document, in which the first clause explicitly states: “Men are born, and always continue, free and equal in respect to their rights. Civil distinctions

  • Essay On Battle Of Yorktown

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    the british started planning their next battle.General goerge washington commanding a force of 17,000 french and continental troops in a siege known as the battle of yorktown against british general lord charles with the british have around nine thousand men.In a stroke of luck for the patriots the french fleet commanded by Francois departed for the chesapeake bay,at his base the united states was seen as a free independent state eight years after the war ended.Williamburgs-troops joind up with marquis

  • The Haitian Revolution Of 1791

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    to say the least. Speaking morally, yes. But in reality, no. Especially if you are someone of African descent lost in the diaspora. Case in point, the Haitian Revolution. Holding someone against their will and forcing them into slavery is wrong. To force an unfair and unjustified debt upon a people for fighting for their freedom and winning is double wrong and equally as bad as slavery. It goes as a slap in the face to those who have did nothing wrong other than be born onto a world where the color

  • Vietnam War Paper

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    The Vietnam War escalated from a Vietnamese civil war into a limited international conflict, in which the United States was deeply involved. The Vietnam War was fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerilla forces aided by the North Vietnamese. Despite increased American military involvement and signed peace agreements in 1973, the Vietnam War did not end until North Vietnam's successful invasion of South Vietnam in 1975. The Vietnam War may have been

  • To what extent is the Haitian revolution connected with the French revolution?

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    and finally ended with the independence of Haiti in 1805. The slaves of Haiti could never have imagined rising up against the authorities let alone doing it and seeing it through till its end. Light a match and see the fire spread. The match was the French Revolution which not only left its permanent mark on history but became an example and inspiration for many revolutions to come. “The Haitian revolution was one of the two successful attempts, along with the American Revolution, to achieve permanent

  • The French Revolution And Napoleonic Years

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    The French Revolution and Napoleonic years are very important to European history because they mark a time of great change and transformation, a time when Europe was in the thrall s of its rise to modernity. Two of the aspects of modernity brought to light during the French Revolution were the increasing importance of the middle class and the idea, though not necessarily the practice, of political liberty. However, some of strides made in France toward modern liberty were almost completely erased

  • How Did The African Americans Contribute To The Haitian Revolution

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    production of sugar, coffee, and cotton that was generated by the enslaved labor work force. When the French Revolution (1789) broke out, there are five different interest groups in the colony. They included white planters, petit blancs, and three groups of African descents. The white planters owned plantations and slaves. The petit blancs were artisans, shop keepers and teachers. The African groups comprised of free blacks, slaves, and escaped slaves. There were many whites that lived in Saint Dominigue