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Second French Empire

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Second French Empire

  1. 1. Second French Empire<br />By: Tom Blanton<br />
  2. 2. The Beginning<br />The Beginning of the second French empire began when France invaded Algeria in 1830, taking 17 years to conquer.<br />Napoleon III headed the second empire.<br />Napoleon III established a protectorate over Cambodia in 1863 and French control in Cochinchinain 1867 and 1874.<br />The French took over Tonkin and Annam in 1884-1885 from their base in Cochinchina<br />
  3. 3. Towards the End<br />After WW1, the French made their last colonial gains.<br />They took on mandates over the former Turkish territories of the Ottoman Empire.<br />France took on the civilizing mission in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, believing it was their duty to bring civility to people who didn’t have it. <br />Africans who adopted French culture, taking up a fluent use of the French language and converting to Christianity, were granted equal French citizenship in their colonies.<br />

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