You are preparing a brochure for American visitors to France. Your purpose is to increase knowledge of history in order to strengthen the bridges between the two long-term friends. Answer each of the following questions, citing historical events and details, referring as needed to the readings.
- Why did it take so long for a stable democratic regime to take hold in France?
- How did de Gaulle's changes to the country's institution and social, political, and economic processes contribute to the creation of an effective industrial state?
- What is the impact of the French influential elite whose roots lie in the bureaucracy?
- Discuss what France's recent foreign policy says about its character as a nation.