France 1815 to 2003


 
France, 1931-39
 
 

 


 
 

Timeline

 
 

 

1929
24 October Wall Street Crash

1932
May Victory of the cartel des gauches 14 December Fall of the Herriot government

1933
30 January Hitler comes to power and takes Germany out of the League of Nations

1934
6 February Right-wing riots outside the National Assembly
27 July Pact between the SFIO and PCF

1935
14 July Popular Front demonstration in Paris

1936
7 March Hitler remilitarises the Rhineland
26 April-3 May Electoral victory of the Popular Front
May-June Factory sit-ins
6 June Formation of the Blum government
7 June Matignon Agreements between
employers and employees
17 July Spanish Civil War begins
26 September Devaluation of the franc

1937
February Blum announces temporary halt to reforms the pause
21 June Fall of Blum government

1938
12 March Uni.cation of Germany and Austria
12 April Formation of the Daladier government
29 September Munich Agreement
12 November Daladier government ends the 40-hour week
30 November Repression general strike

1939
15 March Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia
23 August Nazi-Soviet pact
1 September Nazi Germany invades Poland
3 September Britain and France declare war on Germany