"Lec 22 - Charles De Gaulle" France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Charles de Gaulle's importance in postwar French political life was matched by his importance in the nation's collective imagination. This authority was consciously contrived by de Gaulle, who wished to bear upon his figurative body the will of the French people to maintain the power of their nation in the face of a political environment characterized by the opposition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Ultimately, de Gaulle's symbolic originality proved more lasting than his political innovations. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Current Unrest in the Parisian Suburbs: Villiers-le-Bel, December 2007 04:48 - Chapter 2. The Death of Charles de Gaulle: Legacy of French Nation 11:22 - Chapter 3. De Gaulle and the Napoleons: The Republican Monarchy 26:03 - Chapter 4. Maintaining French Greatness in the Cold War World: Third World Influence and Military 39:32 - Chapter 5. A Man above: The Stylistic Unity of de Gaulle Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
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