'Experts in Decolonization': France in Chad, 1960-1972
41 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 23, 2016
This paper examines Franco-Chadian relations, particularly French influence in the Chadian state, from independence in 1960 through Chad's first round of civil war lasting until 1972. Particularly, it examines the motives, character, and impact of France's first major military intervention in postcolonial Africa.
Keywords: France, Chad, Military Intervention, Civil War, Charles de Gaulle, Jacques Foccart
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