Pierre Laval

(Pierre Jean-Marie Laval)

Pierre Laval
Pierre Laval
  • Born: June 28, 1883
  • Died: October 15, 1945
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Politician

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Pierre Jean-Marie Laval was a French politician. During the time of the Third Republic, he served as Prime Minister of France from 27 January 1931 to 20 February 1932, and a second time from 7 June 1935 to 24 January 1936.

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Clearly, for France in her present position, intelligent activity consists of practicing a policy of entente with Germany in order to survive Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Global human rights law prescribes global norms of conduct. It leaves the question of how to enforce these norms to the countries themselves. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
I have seen the ravages of unemployment.... The government will never refuse to go as far as the resources of the country will permit [in order to help]. But do not ask it to commit acts that risk to compromise the balance of the budget. Budgets & Budgeting
I want to tell you that I think this war is a great mistake. If we had come to terms with Mussolini, as I wanted to do, we might have held Germany. That is no longer possible. We have given most of Europe to Hitler. Let us try to hold on to what we have got left. I am a peasant from the Auvergne. I want to keep my farm, and I want to keep France. Nothing else matters now. War & Peace
If the Germans are beaten, General de Gaulle will return. He will be supported by 80 or 90 per cent of the French people and I shall be hanged. Miscellaneous
Some countries worry about reciprocity … --that is if their courts hear suits claiming violations of international law in other countries, those countries will retaliate by entertaining suits against them. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The prohibitions of international law are largely toothless, especially when the abusive governments remain in power. The international community has established criminal tribunals to try abusers, but those who remain in power are ordinarily shielded from prosecution by their governments and its protection. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners that you will go to work in Germany! It is for our country that you will go in large numbers! It is in order that France may find her place in the new Europe that you will respond to my appeal. Welfare ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
But the same intelligence compels Germany to practise the same policy.
France cannot be destroyed. She is an old country who, despite her misfortunes, has, and always will have, thanks to her past, a tremendous prestige in the world, whatever the fate inflicted upon her.
I am a peasant from the Auvergne. I want to keep my farm, and I want to keep France. Nothing else matters now.
I defy anyone - and I have said this to the Germans - to build a solid, articulated, and viable Europe without France's consent.
I feel that an understanding could be reached with Germany which would result in a lasting peace with Europe and believe that a German victory is preferable to a British and Soviet victory. War & Peace
I want to tell you that I think this war is a great mistake. War & Peace
In the event of a victory over Germany by Soviet Russia and England, Bolshevism in Europe would inevitably follow. Under these circumstances I would prefer to see Germany win the war. War & Peace
It is in order that France may find her place in the new Europe that you will respond to my appeal.
It is neither the statesman nor the friend who is asking your help and assistance, but simply the man.
We have given most of Europe to Hitler. Let us try to hold on to what we have got left.
Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners that you will go to work in Germany! It is for our country that you will go in large numbers! Freedom & Liberty ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force