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Pouvoirs et monnaie durant la seconde guerre mondiale en France : la monnaie subordonnée au politique

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  • Jérôme Blanc


    (LEFI - Laboratoire d'Economie de la Firme et des Institutions - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2)

La façon dont la monnaie a été transformée durant la seconde Guerre mondiale en France est exemplaire d'une subordination du monétaire au politique. Trois systèmes de pouvoir se déploient : la puissance occupante, le régime de Vichy et celui de la France Libre. Chacun tend à s'assurer la maîtrise de l'institution monétaire : essentiellement par le compte et le régime de monnayage pour le premier, établissant les conditions de drainage des ressources françaises au service de l'Allemagne ; uniquement par les moyens de paiement pour le second, qui de ce fait ne parvient qu'à restaurer une souveraineté monétaire nominale ; et par cet ensemble d'éléments pour le troisième, qui parvient, au bout de plusieurs années, à restaurer une souveraineté monétaire réelle. Là se jouent deux types de crises monétaires : une première est liée à la subordination conflictuelle du régime de Vichy à l'occupant allemand, et se fonde centralement sur un conflit relatif au monnayage ; une seconde est liée à l'articulation conflictuelle des gouvernements de la Libération avec les alliées anglo-saxons, et se fonde centralement sur un conflit relatif aux moyens de paiement.

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Date of creation: 19 Jun 2008
Publication status: Published in International conference on War, Money and Finance, " Monetary and Financial Structures: The Impact of Political Unrests and Wars ", Jun 2008, Paris, Nanterre, France
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00652826
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