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Pierre Laval
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Politician
    (June 28, 1883-October 15, 1945)
    Degrees in law and natural sciences
    Elected to parliament (1903)
    Member of the Chamber of Deputies (1914)
    French Prime Minister (1931-1932, 1935-1936)
    Supported the Vichy puppet government as its titular head after the Nazi conquest of France
    Dismissed by Henri-Phillipe Petain because of his growing influence (1940)
    Injured in an assassination attempt by a student (1941)
    Returned to power (1942)
    Escaped to Germany and then Spain
    Extradited by Spain into American custody
    Tried for collaboration with the Nazis, convicted and executed by firing squad (1945)
    He helped sell out his country to the Nazis.
    When he met Adolph Hitler, he proposed that the two countries should become allies.
    In 1943, he ordered the French police to ship Jews to concentration camps.
    He smoked.
    He was, at different times, both a socialist and a conservative.
    He attempted suicide by downing poison and needed his stomach pumped four times, so that he could be sent to his execution.
    Before the war, he tried to isolate Germany diplomatically by allying with Italy, but this ploy failed.
    He was shot four times by an assassin.
    He wore white ties.
    He was a skilled orator.

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