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This index presents a list of terms and concepts relevant to the study of interwar Belgian defense policy that presents a vital lens for viewing the current problems in Belgium. The book addresses the controversy among the military and civilian policymakers over where to deploy the army on the eve of World War I. The linguistic issue was exacerbated during the war as the Germans attempted to split off the Flemings from the Walloons and as many Flemish soldiers resented being given orders by Francophone officers. These Flemish soldiers formed the 'Frontist' movement that would be a nucleus of the Flemish movement in the interwar period.

Keywords: Belgian defense policy; Flemings; Walloons; World War I



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