"On March 20, 1815, Napoleon returned to power escaping from his exile on the island of Elba. He entered Paris as a savior amid a total crisis first of all in the economy. But the new “honeymoon” of Napoleon and France did not last long to precise it lasted 100 days till June 22. Today, the French people who stay true to the tradition give their marks to the first 100 days of President François Hollande’s rule.
The recent opinion polls show that certain discontent over Hollande is being accumulated in the French society. The newly elected president is trying to keep his pre-election promises, proposing plans for the economic growth and in general he is regarded as “normal” unlike his hyperactive forerunner Nicolas Sarkozy. However it looks like the real agenda is not in harmony with Hollande’s peaceful spirit. According to the majority of the respondents, the euro-zone crisis, situation in Syria and the global financial Armageddon predicted by many experts require much more reactive measures.
It was noticed long ago that chess is an ideal game for modeling crisis situations. In analyzing the situation of Hollande it is necessary to remember that when you reach progress on one stretch of the chessboard you weaken your position on another stretch and in this case, it is important to estimate the emerging disbalance. But there are also situations when the price of a move is even higher than usual. Depending on what choice was made, the same position can be assessed as won or lost. Alexander Alyokhin, the fourth world chess champion, was the first chess player who formulated these principles of the game. The main principle is that an unusual position requires unusual solutions. After the completion of the Olympics in London and after summer vacations the French people want their President to answer the most relevant questions. But currently the provisions of Hollande’s economic program written 6 month ago are as relevant as the events which happened 200 years ago."