The institutional normality was corroborated on the occasion of the dynastic crisis that occurred in 1936 because of the marriage of King Eduardo VIII with the divorced North American Wallis Simpson. The adverse reaction of the Conservative Party and of the Anglican Church was immediately caught with the abdication of the king in favor of his brother, Jorge VI, without the bases of the monarchy were endangering.
Much more conflictive was political life in France, where, as in Germany, of the economic crisis, it was passed into a social crisis and then the viability of the political regime was questioned. In France, the effects of the crisis were experienced afterwards to the occurrence. Until well, 1931, the country continued in an economic situation of prosperity initiated years before, based on a productive fabric dominated by small and medium-sized companies aboccated to the internal market, fueled by the national bank capital and covered in a defendant protectionism. This economic structure, antiquated if we compare it with the British and the North American, initially protected France, but from the devaluation of the pound and the dollar increased French prices, inferior to those of the world market by 20% until 1931, And the franc was in fact overrated. This made exports difficult and, despite the current protectionist measures, favored the entry of foreign products into the national market. The consequences -similar to those everywhere – did not wait: decrease in agricultural and industrial production, especially in the key and more traditional sectors (steel, textile …. that is, those that used the greatest number of workers), decreased gold reserves, negative balance of payments and unemployment. The Government did not make any effort to modernize economic structures or opted to devalue the Franco (the two fundamental causes of the French crisis), but was limited to adopting specific measures: increased customs rates for the products of the countries that had Devaluated its currency and limitations on the importation of products competing with the French, control of agrarian superproduction to reduce their stocks, prohibition of creating new industrial companies and, above all, decreased public expenditures. The result was negative, especially for the internal market, increasingly compressed, and although the cost of life decreased by 20% between 1930 and 1935, the decrease in income was more accused, which was very unequal according to social groups , because while that of farmers lowered 59% and that of small and medium-sized merchants and industrial by 46%, employees suffered a 25% reduction and other social sectors, such as pensioners, retirees and the accommodation bourgeoisie (from Liberal professionals to property owners and some stock market shareholders), maintained their income or even improved them.