Piastres Affair

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The Piastres Affair also known as Piastres Scandal and Piastres Trade (l'affaire des piastres, le scandale des piastres, or le trafic de pistres) was a financial-political scandal of the French Fourth Republic
French Fourth Republic
The French Fourth Republic was the republican government of France between 1946 and 1958, governed by the fourth republican constitution. It was in many ways a revival of the Third Republic, which was in place before World War II, and suffered many of the same problems...

 that broke out in 1950 during the First Indochina War
First Indochina War
The First Indochina War was fought in French Indochina from December 19, 1946, until August 1, 1954, between the French Union's French Far East...

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See also

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    French Indochinese piastre
    The piastre de commerce was the currency of French Indochina between 1885 and 1952. It was subdivided into 100 cent, each of 5 sapeque.-History:...

  • Generals' Affair
    Generals' Affair
    The Generals' Affair was a political-military scandal that happened under the French Fourth Republic during the First Indochina War...

  • Henri Martin Affair
    Henri Martin Affair
    The Henri Martin Affair was a political-military scandal that happened under the French Fourth Republic during the First Indochina War. It lasted from March 1950 to September 1953....

  • First Indochina War
    First Indochina War
    The First Indochina War was fought in French Indochina from December 19, 1946, until August 1, 1954, between the French Union's French Far East...

  • French political scandals
    French political scandals
    -Until 1958:*1816 - shipwreck of and search for French frigate Medusa off the west coast of Africa.*1847 - Teste-Cubières corruption scandal, revealed in May 1847...