Vichy France

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Vichy France was the government set up by the Germans in southern France in 1940 during World War II. It was led by [Philippe Pétain], notable for helping to win World War I. The Vichy government, which was a satellite state of Germany, controlled the Southern half of France. The German army ran the Northern half. In 1944, the government moved to Nazi Germany, and later disbanded.