Publisher description for The uncertain foundation : France at the Liberation, 1944-1947 / edited by Andrew Knapp.

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France's liberation was expected to trigger a decisive break both with the Vichy re;gime and with the pre-war Third Republic. What happened, over three crucial years (1944-47), was an untidy patchwork of unplanned continuities and false starts - along with fresh departures that defined France's future for the next half-century. Prepared by an international team of specialists, The Uncertain Foundation analyses a complex process of regime change, economic renewal, social transformation, and adjustment to a fast-evolving world.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.
France -- Politics and government -- 1945-1958.