“How is the United States contributing to the weakening of the French economy?”

It is an explosive “alert report” from the School of Economic Warfare that comes at the right time after the cancellation of the “contract of the century” for submarines destined for Australia and in the middle of the campaign for the presidential election.


The management of the School of Economic Warfare has deemed it necessary to produce an “alert report” on the way in which the United States has weakened France economically since the end of the Second World War. The report was written as part of the work carried out by the 36th MBA Exec Strategic Management and Economic Intelligence (MSIE) class under the direction of Christian Harbulot.

De Gaulle and Mitterrand

“The subject is still taboo in the political debate but also in the research perimeter of official French research centers, the authors warn. Its importance is not anecdotal and deserves a reading grid adapted to this ally/adversary relationship which is now a textbook case.
In the foreword, two quotes. “Decisions are increasingly taken in the United States. There is a real transfer of sovereignty. [The Pentagon’s views on global strategy, the views of American business on the world economy are imposed on us. (Charles de Gaulle, remarks collected by Alain Peyrefitte, 04 January 1963, C’était de Gaulle).
“France does not know it, but we are at war with America. Yes, a permanent war, a vital war, an economic war, a war without death apparently. Yes, the Americans are very tough, they are voracious, they want an undivided power over the world. It is an unknown war, a permanent war
It is an unknown war, a permanent war, apparently without death, and yet a war to the death. (François Mitterrand, remarks collected by Georges-Marc Benamou, Le Dernier Mitterrand).

Europe under American influence

In this 180-page study, excellently documented, the authors demonstrate how America shaped the world order to its exclusive advantage after 1945. Creation of the UN, then of NATO, (a tool to impose the sale of American arms to member countries still today). But also the construction of Europe with an essential actor, Jean Monnet, who was before the war, vice-president of the American bank Blair and Co, linked to the Chase Manhattan Bank and the Rockefeller family. He was also vice-president of the Bancamerica-Blair Corporation and of the Holding Transamerica Corporation, making the link between American and French financiers.
“References to the United States permeate the policy of European construction, the authors of this report note. (…) The Americans do not see European nations as partners, but as vassals.
This vassalage explains, for example, the failure of the “Calcul plan” launched in 1966 by General de Gaulle at the instigation of Michel Debré, Minister of the Economy and Finance, and intended to ensure the country’s independence in terms of large computers. “This is probably one of the reasons why the European digital industry is still struggling to exist.

The American Way of Life

The American world domination is exercised after the Bretton-Woods agreements (1944) when the dollar becomes the only currency convertible in gold. Then as the only authorized currency for trade in oil extracted from Saudi Arabia.
The American aid of the Mashall plan was not disinterested. It allowed the economy of European countries to be shaped to the benefit of the United States. Mass consumption in the spirit of the “American Way of Life” also helps to shape the thinking of Europeans, to promote American culture (through its cinema, its music, its literature, its way of life).
Better yet. “The United States is openly interested in the elites of the allied countries with the Young Leaders Foundation, created in 1981, which each year mixes a dozen promising young people with American elites of the same age group. Let’s mention José Manuel Barroso, Mario Draghi, Nicolas Sarkozy, Nicolas Dupont Aignan, François Hollande… Under the guise of Franco-American relations and the creation of networks, American values are distilled in future European leaders.

The extra-territoriality of American law

The United States imposes its economic laws allowing it to punish, anywhere in the world, countries or companies that hinder its activities. And they practice espionage to excess (with the CIA and the NSA). Economic intelligence becomes a priority.
This is how the destabilization of Alsthom by General Electic was carried out.
Information manipulation, boycotts, embargoes of competing companies allow the United States to rule the world. French examples are legion: destabilization of Sodexo, financial sanctions against BNP-Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Société Générale, etc.
Post-Patriot Act economic espionage opens the way to a massive use of intelligence and espionage devices, it highlights the porosity between the world of intelligence, the political and economic world.
Add to this the capture of the elites, the influence in the political sphere, the domination of the world of research and innovation, the irruption of consulting firms in public affairs, and the acquisition of financial holdings…. This is how the United States contributes to weakening the French economy.

The report provides an “analytical chronology of American maneuvers to weaken the French economy” by recalling the facts, the actors and the stakes. Like the failures of Naval Group in Canada, Russia and Australia.

The report of the School of Economic Warfare


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