de Gaulle's thinking on Europe and France's sovereignty - EXPeditions

de Gaulle's thinking on Europe and France's sovereignty

by Julian Jackson
  • Key point 1
    De Gaulle was suspicious of supranational institutions; he valued independence and sovereignty.
  • Key point 2
    De Gaulle was pragmatic; even if he didn’t believe in such institutions, he worked with them to get what he could for France.
  • Key point 3
    De Gaulle’s vision for Europe was to be a third political voice, independent of the Atlantic and Soviet blocs.