Vietnam and Algeria - History - Professor John Merriman - Lecture 21 of 24 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, History

Description: France's colonial territories were of very high importance after the embarrassment of occupation during World War II. Algeria, in particular, was a complicated case because it involved large numbers of French settlers, pieds-noirs. Despite international support for Algerian independence, right-wing factions in the military and among the colonizers remained committed to staying the course. After Charles de Gaulle presided over French withdrawal, cause of the pieds-noirs has remained divisive in French political life, particularly on the right
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