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Past Empires and Empire-building in Africa

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The French Empire and Empire-building in Africa
Algeria
Senegal
Soudan
Algeria
The French landed on African soil in Algeria in 1830.
The French raided the cities of North Africa, charging that they harbored pirates. In 1828, Hussein (governor) of the Algiers struck French consul Pierre Deval with his flying wisk. This go word to the king and Charles X used it to invade the Algiers on July 5, 1830.

Ivory Coast
The French raided the cities of North Africa, charging that they harbored pirates. In 1828, Hussein (governor) of the Algiers struck French consul Pierre Deval with his flying wisk. This go word to the king and Charles X used it to invade the Algiers on July 5, 1830.
Senegal
The French invaded south of the Sahara dessert along the Senegalese coast in 1843.
The new French government of the Second Republic took over the local government in 1884.
Senegal
In 1852, French expansion in Senegal continued under Governor Louis Faidherbe, a military officer.
From 1854 to 1863, he directed expeditions that established a French fort line along the lower Senegal river. Also at this time the French took full control of the port city of St. Louis.
Senegal
The Franco- Persian War (1870-1871) caused the French a budget crisis having them pay Germany for the cost of the war.
In 1875 the french claims to lad along the right bank of the Upper Congo River.
Senegal
From 1854 to 1863, he directed expeditions that established a French fort line along the lower Senegal river. Also at this time the French took full control of the port city of St. Louis.
Soudan
The French Soudan was located west of Lake Chad.
The French exhausted an enormous amount of effort to claim it even though its economic value was small.
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Soudan
The French felt no need to familiarize their presence until the British started to move inland.
French began to fear that the British would seize the Middle Niger Valley and perhaps even reach the Upper Senegal Valley
Soudan
The fear caused another French expansion from 1876-1881.
In 1840-1841, the French began to use terror tactics.
France signed the Treaty of Tangier on September 10, 1844 which gave the French recognition of Moroccan independence and to never invade Morocco again.
Jones, Jim. "French in West Africa." http://courses.wcupa.edu/jones/his312/lectures/fren-occ.htm. West Chester University. Web. 2 Apr 2014. <http://courses.wcupa.edu/jones/his312/lectures/fren-occ.htm>.

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Algeria
Ivory Coast
In 1887, the French began to send military expeditions north from the "Ivory Coast."
The Ivory Coast, located between the Gold Coast and Liberia.
It's name came from 16th century traders who knew it as a good source of "elephant teeth."

In 1887, an expedition headed inland from Bassam along the Comoe River.
In December 1888, it met up with a second detachment sent from the Soudan.
Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
Thesis: The French has concured other places but these places in Africa still have remininces of the French. They still continue to speak some French and are one of the few places that speak more french than previous French taken countries.
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