1958 French Constituional Crisis

1958 French Constituional Crisis

France narrowly avoided a constitutional crisis in 1958 when an attempted military coup was diverted by the wartime leader Charles de Gaulle who gave himself emergency powers to establish a unity government that satisfied both civilian and military leaders.

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