THE TIME BETWEEN THE TWO WARS
From 1919 to 1938
The welcome given to the liberation troops and the legislative elections of 1919 were perceived as a plebiscite in favor of France. But the enthusiasm was soon followed by tensions.
The linguistic difficulties, the sorting commissions and later the will of the French government to suppress the particularities (bilingualism, Concordat, social benefits…) in Alsace and in Moselle provoke a serious crisis. This climate favored the rise of the autonomist movement in Alsace.
In the 1930s, Hitler’s rise to power and the deterioration of the international situation led to the clear decline of the separatist movement.