Hello, and welcome to my very first timeline. Here I will ponder a history of France since World War II without the influence of Charles de Gaulle. Basically here we will be butterflying away a whole ideology in French politics and examining what kind of nation France might have been with Charles de Gaulle. Our PoD will be 21 April 1943 when, historically, de Gaulle's plane was sabotaged. Due to the quick thinking of the pilot, everyone aboard was saved. But what if that pilot wasn't around? What if someone less experienced was at the controls? I hope to answer that question in this timeline, so with that I hope you enjoy!