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Title: Master of Indochina After God: Decoux's own Brand of Authoritarianism to Maintain French Sovereignty in Indochina
Authors: BENJAMIN NATHANIEL FREUD
Keywords: French Indochina, Decoux, Colonial Vichy, National Revolution, French colonialism, Vichy
Issue Date: 21-Jan-2013
Source: BENJAMIN NATHANIEL FREUD (2013-01-21). Master of Indochina After God: Decoux's own Brand of Authoritarianism to Maintain French Sovereignty in Indochina. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This dissertation examines how Governor General Jean Decoux mixed ideology and pragmatism to design policies elevating the colonial oeuvre in Indochina to fulfill his only mission: ensure French sovereignty in the region in the post-World War II era. After examining the Vichy regime in the metropole, this dissertation explains that the Decoux regime is best understood in light of the ideological influence of ultraconservative Charles Maurras on the officers of the French Navy. This study shows how Decoux used Vichy?s National Revolution as a vehicle to design policy geared toward winning the hearts and minds of the peoples of Indochina and overcoming the colony?s slide into autarky, objectives that were essential for the survival of French authority in the colony.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/43417
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