État français
French State

Client state of ‌Germany
Flag of France 1940–1944 Flag of France
Flag of the French State Symbol of the French State
Travail, Famille, Patrie
La Marseillaise
Map of the French State
Free French
Status Client state
Chief of state
- 1940-1944Philippe Pétain
President of the Council
- 1940-1942Philippe Pétain
- 1942-1944Pierre Laval
- 1944-1945Fernand de Brinon
Legislature National Assembly
July 10, 1940Full powers given to Pétain
June 22, 1940Compiègne armistice
November 11, 1942Occupation of the Southern Zone
August 25, 1944Liberation of Paris
October 23, 1944Provisional Government recognized by the Allies
April 22, 1945Capture of Sigmaringen
Flag of France Third Republic Provisional Government Flag of France

The French State, or Vichy France, was a client state to Germany during World War II.

Chief of state

  • Philippe Pétain () (July 10, 1940 - August 20, 1944)

President of the Council

  • Philippe Pétain () (July 10, 1940 - April 18, 1942)
  • Pierre Laval () (April 18, 1942 - August 17, 1944)
  • Fernand de Brinon () (August 17, 1944 - May 9, 1945)


French Polities

Neighbouring Nations


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