Post-war France: Politics, Economy & Rebuilding


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Why did France exert so much effort to maintain control of their colonies?

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1. Which of the following was NOT an accomplishment of Charles De Gaulle's presidency?

2. What was the significance of the European Coal and Steel Community?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the history of France's foreign policy after WWII. Specific events reviewed include the Marshall Plan and the Warsaw Pact.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The leader of the provisional French government after WWII
  • The reason France received large sums of money from the U.S. after WWII
  • The name of the collaborating government of France during German occupation in WWII
  • An international organization for which France was not a founding member
  • France's relationship with its colonies after WWII

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding France's provisional government after WWII and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of Charles de Gaulle's impact on France and French politics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Marshall Plan

Additional Learning

To learn more about France after WWII, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how France's relationship with the rest of the world changed after WWII
  • Identify the reasons for French economic recovery after WWII
  • Trace the history of Charles de Gaulle's leadership as the President of France