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French Colonialism In Africa
538 wordsTopic: What were the legacies of French and British colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa? How similar / different were those legacies? Paul Nugent. (2004). Africa Since Independence. Palgrave Macmillan This is a comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. It addresses the differential legacies of British, French, Portuguese, Belgian and Spanish colonialism as well as the unique qualities of imperial Ethiopia and Liberia Richard Hughes (2003). Capri...
Former French Colonies In Africa
2,534 wordsFrance's Third Republic had fallen less than a year after the beginning of the Second World War. Much of France itself was occupied by German forces and a quasi-fascist French government was set up at Vichy under World War I hero Marshal Phillipe Petain. Although it was not apparent at the time, an even more dramatic change had been set into motion by these events. The existing system of colonial economic dependence was torn to pieces as French administrations around the world attempted to decid...
France With Cartier
1,119 wordsTom Jodlowski 09-19-98 History Jacques Cartier Jacques Cartier was born in St. Malo (France) in 1491. Not much is known of his life before 1534, when he departed on his first voyage. He was looking for a passage through or around North America to East Asia, as some had done before him, and many would after him. Though he undoubtedly made a voyage to the New World prior to 1534, probably in Brazil. In 1534, he was given a grant by King Francis I of France to search for the north west passage. Car...
Arabic And French
349 wordsAlgeria is a large nation in northwestern Africa. Its neighbors are Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, all members of the Arab League of Nations. The nation's primary languages are Arabic and French (Algeria was colonized by France). In terms of surface area, Algeria is the second largest in Africa with a size three times that of Texas. The current population is over 31 million with a GDP / capita of $1650 and a life expectancy of 70 years. COLONIALISM In 1830, the French annexed Algeria, and ruled for...
974 wordsAlgeria Algeria is located in North Africa on the Mediterranean Sea. It is situated to the west of Libya and Tunisia and east of Morocco. The north is fertile and mountainous, in contrast to the south that includes parts of the Sahara desert. In all, more than four-fifths of Algeria is desert. Algeria is 919,590 square miles and is the tenth largest country in the world. The countrys population is 29.2 million and is growing annually at 2.2 percent. About 75 percent of all residents are under th...
Fur Trade As The English
384 wordsThe relationships with the Native Americans when dealing with the French and English, were both a rough journey. At first the French seemed to have the upper hand in their relationship of trading furs in Europe. Furs from the skins of deer, beaver, and other animals were all taken in the 1600's. The job of trapping the animals came from the Native Americans. They also collected their furs, and then traded them to the French. This trading business made for the shape of New France. Long, narrow co...
French's Control Of Madagascar
711 wordsImperialism in Madagascar When someone is talking about Madagascar usually they are talking about the huge cockroaches people have to eat on Fear Factor but there is so much more to the country than that. During a time when land was being snatched up and claimed by many Euro-Asia countries little had any right or reason to have the land. This time of imperialism effected economic markets, religion, and many other things pertaining to the Malagasy. Throughout the centuries countries and mankind h...
Combined Force Of French And Indians
997 wordsIn July 1755, a few miles south of Fort Duquesne, now Pittsburg where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet, a combined force of French and Indians ambushed British and colonial troops. This catastrophe was to ultimately become the starting point of the French and Indian War. During the "Seven Years War", as the French and Indian War is commonly called, there were wins and losses on both sides, but ultimately the British were victorious with the help of William Pitt. However, the War caused ...
670 wordsAfter leaving the army, Fanon trained as a doctor before specializing as a psychiatrist. During his training in France, he came under the influence of the Catalan psychiatrist Francois Tosquelles. Tosquelles had been a support of Catalan nationalism as a young man but by the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War was an active member of the Partido Obrero de Unifacion Marxist a or POUR. He served on the Aragon front, where he helped to organise a psychiatric service, and selected soldiers for machine...
Non British Nationals In Islands
2,130 wordsMost of the indigenous peoples of the Melanesian region are now subjected to pressures of Christianization and westernization. In some areas such forces have been at work for more than a century. In some interior areas, however, particularly in the rugged and virtually impenetrable mountains of New Guinea, contact with Western culture was not made until the 1930's or even later. Today even the most remote regions of Melanesia have become accessible, and they have been transformed. One significan...
War Between The French And The British
732 words10/10/96 American History AP period 9 The American revolution was a result of colonists wanting freedom from their mother country, England. Mercantilism, the Great Awakening, and the French and Indian War laid sufficient soil to the revolution. They were the most significant in laying the ground work which resulted in the American Revolution. Mercantilism, the economic system for which colonies existed for the benefit of their mother country. This was the case in the thirteen colonies. These col...
New Mexico And France
277 wordsAt the end of the 16th century, and Spanish and French were the only Europeans involved in North America. The spanish built forts along Florida's coast to protect the Gulf Stream sea lands used by convoys carrying wealth from their New World colonies. The french were navigating the St. Lawrence River to find fur trade. Both countries were drawn into planting far more colonies, New mexico and New France, in North AMerica. Neither France nor Spain was willing or able to transport large numbers of ...
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