In the 1920s in the aftermath of WWI the situation in France had been deteriorating progressively for eight years. With troubles in the colonies forcing France to commit even more to holding down their foreign ties while in France itself massive waves on anger over the loss of both parts of France itself and colonies leads to every growing anger toward the government and the slow progressive rise of the ever far right under Charles Maurras and his Popular National Party. During the 1927 Winter of Poverty the French government finds itself unable to repay the reparations to Germany and Italy as money loses its value. The Germans subsequently mobilize and threaten the restarting of hostilities unless money is paid. The French government unable to pay at the time negotiate with the German government and in exchange for the suspension of the year's payment they will surrender land in central Africa.

In the spring 1928 Charles Maurras and his party promised to "right old wrongs" and in the legislative election they were victorious securing 307 seats in the parliament securing for the first time since the war a majority government.

Charles Maurras would go on to abolish several personal and political freedoms in France along with the banning of many political parties.