France and Imperialism

  • Start of Colonization

    Start of Colonization
    France started to push to colonize African countries.
  • Algeria

    France invades Algeria, they were able to resist for ten years until France finally took over.
  • French Foreign Legion

    French Foreign Legion
    Louis Phillipe created the French Foreign Legion. It consisted of non-French soldiers and eventually helped France gain control over Algeria and Tunisia.
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    Thousands of French swarmed to Algeria to start farms and estates taken from the native Algerians.
  • Cambodia

    France gained controlled over Cambodia.
  • Suez Canal

    Suez Canal
    The French built the Suez Canal.
  • Suez Canal

    Suez Canal
    Britain buys part of the Suez Canal.
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    Scramble for Africa

    European countries were fighting for control over parts of Africa.
  • Tunisia

    France gained control over Tunisia.
  • Jules Ferry's Speech

    Jules Ferry's Speech
    Jules Ferry made a speech on his thoughts on colonialism. He was a very important historical figure for France on imperialism.
  • Berlin Conference

    Berlin Conference
    At the Berlin Conference, Africa is split up among different European countries.
  • Indochina

    France gets control over Indochina.
  • Saharan West Desert

    Saharan West Desert
    France takes the Saharan West Desert.
  • Samory Toure

    Samory Toure
    Samory Toure was an African leader that wanted countries to revolt against France's rule, it did not work.
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    During the 1900's Africans started to do something about ruling themselves. There were many revolts.
  • Morocco

    France gains rights to Morocco.
  • Africa

    France controlled most of Western and Equatorial Africa.
  • Europe

    Europe controls 90% of Africa.
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    World War II

    Around World War II, France's Imperial Empire fell apart.
  • Indochina

    Japan took back Indochina.
  • Algeria

    Algeria gains independence.