Talk:Charles De Gaulle

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Hero

He would probably still be a war hero though not to the same degree as *here* since France wasn't invaded. He might have been responsible for an attempt at building ties with Francien influenced New Francy even though he wasn├Ęt personnaly a monarchist.--Marc Pasquin 10:27, 5 Mar 2005 (PST)

I thought France would've been invaded there, just as the rest of Europe.... BoArthur 16:32, 5 Mar 2005 (PST)

From what I remember from the list, France never was overrun then partitioned as it did here though part of its territory was probably occupied for some time.
The way I had envisionned it, the northern part would have spent some of the war under german occupation forcing the government to relocate to the south (maybe at avignion). After the war, it would have gone back to paris but these years of southern autonomy would have been responsible in part for the demand for some form of self-governmance that lead to the division between Francie and Gaulhe.--Marc Pasquin 06:12, 6 Mar 2005 (PST)

Hm... that's something to think about, but I also wonder what Christophe had planned for this. Perchance we should ask him?

Lille

There's one little issue with De Gaulle's native town Lille: I think it is part of the Batavian Kingdom *there* under the name "Rijssel". If so, then either De Gaulle is a Batavian, or he was born somewhere else. --IJzeren Jan 07:17, 15 Jun 2005 (PDT)

Tank Tactics

Something to consider. *Here* DeGaulle was one of those arguing in favor fo the French military using tanks en masse with infrantry support--much like Guderian in Germany. But *here* DeGaulle lost the argument, which is a major reason France was conquered. Presumably, *there* he won the debate, and presumably led the French version of the blitzkrieg but in defense. Zahir 08:25, 14 November 2005 (PST)

Could be! Go ahead and modify the article accordingly. There seems to be no contradiction between that and the fact that he was a War Hero. And it shouldn't also necessarily mean that he became a successful politician after the war. --IJzeren Jan 12:06, 14 November 2005 (PST)
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