The French Community

La Communauté
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Constitution of the Fifth Republic ‘offers to the oversea territories which manifest their will to adhere to it new institutions based on the common ideal of liberty, equality and fraternity and conceived with a view to their democratic evolution’. The territories were offered 3 solutions: they may keep their status; they may become oversea départements. they may become, singly or in groups, member states of the Community (Art. 76).


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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