The middle nineties offer a brief period of political calm between the subsidence of the Right and the ascension of the Left. In this, the coherence of the Republic can be considered as a prelude to that period of rapid enrichment of the North Atlantic countries which culminated with the outbreak of war in 1914, a period in which French economy was, as it were, dragged onward by the vulgar appetites of the British, German and American peoples. Here pass a few years of scarcely vexed tranquillity between the period of defence against the past and that of resistance to the future.
KeywordsEarly Ninety French Economy Rapid Enrichment Passionate Speech Tariff Bill
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