Harvey Phillip Longue was the last acting President of France before the fascists took control. He was more of a demagogue of the popular Front Party. Scarcely a conservative, he was hated by many on the right in the Action Française and National Parties. Longue tried his best to solve the Global Depression which had been sparked in 1929 following a failure for a sum of cash crops in German Congo to be paid. Longue's presidency was rattled by revolutions, strikes, portests, and even a revolt in Algeria. Preisdent Longue was killed in a military coup by fascist members of the military and replaced by Jacques Doriot as President who turned France into a fascist dictatorship.