France and the South Pacific since 1940

France and the South Pacific since 1940

by Robert Aldrich

Paperback(1st ed. 1993)

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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. This study is based on published sources as well as archival material and interviews, and is a sequel to the highly praised The French Presence in the South Pacific, 1842-1940.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349108305
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Edition description: 1st ed. 1993
Pages: 413
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps - Preface - List of Abbreviations - Introduction: Oceanic France - The Second World War in the French Pacific - Recasting the Colonial Order - The Economic History of the French Territories - The Populations and Societies of the French Pacific - Politics in the French Pacific, 1945-1980 - From the New Hebrides to Vanuatu - The Crisis in 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 - Notes and References - Bibliography - Index

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