'Experts in Decolonization': France in Chad, 1960-1972

41 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2016

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Nathaniel Powell

Fondation Pierre du Bois pour l histoire du temps présent

Date Written: November 23, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Powell, Nathaniel, 'Experts in Decolonization': France in Chad, 1960-1972 (November 23, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2874657 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2874657

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