La guerre d Indochine De l Indochine fran aise aux adieux Saigon 1940 1956
Saigon, avril 1956 : la France quitte le sol vietnamien. Près d’un siècle après la conquête, au terme de dix années de guerre et de centaines de milliers de morts, la page de l’Extrême-Orient français se referme. Au printemps 1940, l’effondrement de la France sonne le glas de l’Indochine française. L’intrusion japonaise et le réveil des nationalismes locaux bouleversent les rapports que la métropole entretient avec le Vietnam, le Laos et le Cambodge. Après 1945, cependant, les Français ne saisissent pas l’ampleur des changements survenus au cours du second conflit mondial chez les peuples colonisés. Au Vietnam, les revendications du Viêt-minh sont en totale opposition avec la politique menée depuis Paris. Fin 1946, la rupture est consommée : la guerre d’Indochine commence. Elle va durer neuf ans. Neuf ans de guerre sans front, et au cours desquels le corps expéditionnaire français ne parvient pas à vaincre un ennemi insaisissable mais omniprésent. Face à la tactique de guérilla du Viêt-minh, notamment, le matériel moderne de l’armée française se révèle peu adapté. Embuscades et pièges démoralisent les soldats et le haut commandement perd progressivement l’initiative du combat. En mai 1954, la défaite de Diên Biên Phu porte le coup de grâce aux forces du corps expéditionnaire et accélère la fin des hostilités. Les officiers français sortent profondément marqués de ce combat, meurtris par l’indifférence, le mépris et l’opprobre dont ils se sont sentis victimes de la part de la nation. Nombreux sont les cadres bien décidés à ne plus revivre l’humiliation de l’expérience indochinoise, alors qu’une nouvelle guerre les attend sur un autre théâtre d’opérations, en Algérie.
Changing Lives in Laos
Changes in the character of the political regime in Laos after 2000, a massive influx of foreign investment, and disruptions to rural life arising from improved communications and new forms of mobility within and across the borders have produced a major transformation. Alongside these changes, a group of young scholars carried out studies that document the rise of a new social, cultural and economic order. The contributions to this volume draw on original fieldwork materials and unpublished sources, and provide fresh analyses of topics ranging from the structures of power to the politics of territoriality and new forms of sociability in emerging urban spaces.
Vie politique fran aise au XXe si cle
378 articles qui présentent les faits, les idées, les acteurs, les débats, les mouvements, les enjeux, les institutions, les thèmes... constitutifs de notre XXe siècle.
British politician Daniel Hannan's Inventing Freedom is an ambitious account of the historical origin and spread of the principles that have made America great, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled. According to Hannan, the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms—individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government—are the legacy of a very specific tradition that was born in England and that we Americans, along with other former British colonies, inherited. By the tenth century, England was a nation-state whose people were already starting to define themselves with reference to inherited common-law rights. The story of liberty is the story of how that model triumphed. How it was enshrined in a series of landmark victories—the Magna Carta, the English Civil War, the Glorious Revolution, the U.S. Constitution—and how it came to defeat every international rival. Today we see those ideas abandoned and scorned in the places where they once went unchallenged. Inventing Freedom is a chronicle of the success of Anglosphere exceptionalism. And it is offered at a time that may turn out to be the end of the age of political freedom.
Sixteen years in the land of death
Nakhonkham Bouphanouvong A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Sixteen years in the land of death Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam
The Vietnamese are in the unusual situation of being both colonizers themselves and the victims of colonization by others. Their country expanded, shrunk, split and sometimes disappeared, often under circumstances way beyond their control. Despite these often overwhelming pressures Vietnam has survived and is universally recognized as forming one of Asia's most striking and complex cultures. As more and more visitors come to this extraordinary country, there has been for some years a need for a major history - a book which allows the outsider to understand the many complex layers left by earlier emperors, rebels, priests and colonizers. Vietnam's role in one of the Cold War's longest conflicts has meant that its past has been endlessly abused for propaganda purposes and it is perhaps only now that the events which created the modern state can be seen through a truly historical perspective. Christopher Goscha is a leading expert on Vietnam, and this book draws on the latest research and discoveries in Vietnamese, French and English. It is a major achievement, describing both the grand narrative of Vietnam's story but also many of the remarkable byways and what ifs, and is particularly strong on the countless minority groups who have done so much over the centuries to define the many versions of Vietnam.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture
More than 700 alphabetically organized entries by an international team of contributors provide a fascinating survey of French culture post 1945. Entries include: * advertising * Beur cinema * Coco Chanel * decolonization * écriture feminine * football * francophone press * gay activism * Seuil * youth culture Entries range from short factual/biographical pieces to longer overview articles. All are extensively cross-referenced and longer entries are 'facts-fronted' so important information is clear at a glance. It includes a thematic contents list, extensive index and suggestions for further reading. The Encyclopedia will provide hours of enjoyable browsing for all francophiles, and essential cultural context for students of French, Modern History, Comparative European Studies and Cultural Studies.
Two Hamlets in Nam Bo
The author was born in 1940 and spent his childhood in two small villages, the paternal and the maternal, in southern Vietnam: Binh Chuan and Tuy An (An Phu). The villages were deeply affected by the powerful political events of the next fifty years. In this memoir (first sentence: "I was born as the Japanese Troops were invading northern Vietnam"), the author writes of what he saw, heard and knew, providing an invaluable social history of the country. Readers will learn about a people who have endured separation, dictatorship, carnage, persistent suffering and poverty, all the while yearning for independence and prosperity. Included are many stories--some funny, some heartbreaking--that reveal how the Vietnamese people lived, as well as their thoughts on war, on the French, Japanese and Americans, on the Nationalist and Communist governments, and on escape. The result is a heartfelt "social painting" of the nation.
Qui est qui en France
Jacques Lafitte A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Qui est qui en France Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
Paradise of the Blind
Paradise of the Blind is an exquisite portrait of three Vietnamese women struggling to survive in a society where subservience to men is expected and Communist corruption crushes every dream. Through the eyes of Hang, a young woman in her twenties who has grown up amidst the slums and intermittent beauty of Hanoi, we come to know the tragedy of her family as land reform rips apart their village. When her uncle Chinh‘s political loyalties replace family devotion, Hang is torn between her mother‘s appalling self–sacrifice and the bitterness of her aunt who can avenge but not forgive. Only by freeing herself from the past will Hang be able to find dignity –– and a future.