French Military Interventions: The Case of Chad

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When Chad became independent in August 1960, it already enjoyed all the rights of a sovereign state under normally-accepted criteria: exclusivity in legislation and in the nomination of administration officials over the entire national territory, exclusive control of the police force and jurisdiction, exclusivity of customs duties and of the administration of public funds, as well as exclusive minting rights, although this last privilege was exercised conjointly with France and other African nations.


External Relation Military Intervention African Nation French Government French Authority 
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