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, officially French Republic, republic (2015 est. pop. 64,457,000), 211,207 sq mi (547,026 sq km), W Europe. France is bordered by the English Channel (N), the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay (W), Spain and Andorra (SW), the Mediterranean Sea (S; the location of the
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Fourth Republic


a bourgeois republic in France that was established in 1944 after the liberation of the country from fascist German occupation and that existed until 1958. The constitution of the Fourth Republic was adopted in 1946. Until the constitution went into effect, the country was governed by a provisional regime (1944–46). In 1958 the Fifth Republic was established in France.

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This transition marked the second turnover of political power in Ghana since the inception of the Fourth Republic (Yobo & Gyampo, 2015).
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William Hitchcock's France Restored (1998) broke new ground by maintaining that far from being a pawn in the Cold War, the France of the Fourth Republic was a key player, largely responsible for the shape of the Western Europe that emerged in the 1950s.
His Fifth Republic has survived: As Fenby notes, there were only three PMS from 1958 to 1969, when he retired, versus the 21 under the Fourth Republic.
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Jobs has at once produced a new narrative of the post-war era, a new history of the much-maligned Fourth Republic (casting new light on some of the ways in which it actually succeeded and paved the way for the Fifth Republic), and a pre-history of 1968.