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France and the South Pacific since 1940

Author: Robert Aldrich
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For some, Tahiti, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna are idyllic tropical islands with a French flavour, while for others they represent continuing French colonialism, thwarted independence movements and nuclear-testing. This book looks at the realities of the French territories in Oceania, and the former Franco-British condominium of the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu), as well as changing French policy in the region.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aldrich, Robert, 1954-
France and the South Pacific since 1940.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1993
(OCoLC)622413100
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Aldrich
ISBN: 0824815580 9780824815585
OCLC Number: 27726826
Description: xxii, 413 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Oceanic France --
The Second World War in the French Pacific --
Recasting the colonial order --
The economic history of the French territories --
The population and societies of the French Pacific --
Politics in the French Pacific, 1945-1980 --
From the New Hebrides to Vanuatu --
The crisis in the New Caledonia in the 1980s --
French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna in the 1980s --
Nuclear testing, the 'New Pacific' and French international policy --
Conclusion: The colonial heritage.
Responsibility: Robert Aldrich.

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Aldrich looks at the realities of the French territories in Oceania, and the former Franco-British condominium of the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu), as well as changing French policy in the region. His  Read more...

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