By Debbie Lackerstein

The creators of the Vichy regime didn't intend only to safeguard France from the worst results of army defeat and profession; really the leaders of Vichy have been encouraged by means of a will to regenerate France, to set up an authoritarian new order that may fix the degenerative results of parliamentary democracy and liberal society. Their plan to influence this variation took the shape of a far-reaching programme they known as the nationwide Revolution. this can be the 1st learn of the nationwide Revolution because the expression of Vichy's ideology and goals. It unearths the range and complexity of either correct wing and different strands of French inspiration within the context of the turbulent years of the Thirties - while Vichy's background particularly starts - and below the career, whilst inner rivalries and divisions, in addition to the pressures of battle, doomed Vichy's programme of nationwide regeneration. The publication is established round a attention of the rhetoric of right-wing ideology and such key catchwords as 'decadence', 'action', 'order', 'realism' and 'new man', and indicates how those words in basic terms served to masks the political and ideological incoherence of the Vichy government.

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