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Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II$
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Hans van de Ven, Diana Lary, and Stephen MacKinnon

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780804789660

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.001.0001

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France’s Deluded Quest for Allies

France’s Deluded Quest for Allies

Safeguarding Territorial Sovereignty and the Balance of Power in East Asia, 1931–1945

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(p.11) 1 France’s Deluded Quest for Allies
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Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II
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Marianne Bastid-Bruguiere

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0002

This chapter focuses on France’s efforts to maintain a role in East Asian affairs and protect its control of French Indo-China. The chapter traces the decline of French influence to WWI, examines France’s efforts to maintain a collective security approach before the outbreak of war, and analyzes how France tried to hold on to Indo-China during the war by following a policy of accommodating Japan while not alienating China – an impossibility.

Keywords:   France, Indo-China, WWII, Japan, Charles de Gaulle, Allies

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