French foreign policy under the “Bloc des Gauches”.

by Anna. Farmakides

Institution: McGill University
Department: Department of History.
Degree: PhD
Year: 1959
Keywords: History.
Record ID: 1548517
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile111756.pdf


The legislative elections of 1902 had marked the triumph of the Bloc des Gauches, the coalition of the Radicale with the Socialiste and of their ideals of anti-clericalism, anti-militarism, and peace. At that time, these ideals had come to constitute the essence of democracy; tor the Bloc des Gauches had grown out of the Dreyfus crisis, which was caused by the alignment of the conservative Republican government with Church and Army, the declared foes of the Republican regime.