Tag: France

The End of an American Dream: Why France Sold Louisiana

220 years ago on April 30, 1803, France and the United States concluded the Louisiana Purchase. This article details the reasons why Napoleon sold this territory.

Why France Lost in 1940

80 years ago, France suffered from what probably was the most crushing defeat in its history. How did this prime military power lose so quickly? Click to find out.

The Continuation of Politics by Other Means: France in the Second World War

When it comes to France in World War II, most studies naturally and understandably focus on its dramatic defeat in 1940. However, the general public seems to forget about a more lasting outcome: how France managed to gain a seat amongst the victors of the war.