France 1815 to 2003


 
The Fourth Republic, 1944-58
 
 

 


 
 

Timeline

 
 

 

1946
20 January Resignation of de Gaulle
24 January Tri-partite alliance of Mouvement
r?publicain populaire (MRP), SFIO and PCF

1947
28 January Formation of Ramadier government
7 April Formation of RPF
4 May Communist ministers dismissed from Ramadier
government
5 June Launch of Marshall Aid
18 November-9 December General Strike

1948
24 June Berlin blockade

1949
4 April Foundation of North Atlantic Treaty
Organisation (NATO)

1951
9 May Launch of theEuropean Coal and Steel
Community (ESCC)

1952
6 March Formation of the Pinay government

1954
7 May Fall of Dien-Bien-Phu
18 June Formation of Mend?s-France government
1 November Beginning of the Algerian insurrection

1956
2 January Victory of the Republican Front in national
elections
12 March Vote of special powers
5-6 November Suez expedition

1957
7 January French army given police powers in Algiers
25 March Signing of the Treaty of Rome, establishing
the European Economic Community (EEC)

1958
2 June De Gaulle voted full powers to establish new
regime