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The French Overseas Territories : From Domination to Recognition

When France launched its colonial enterprise, it was not acting as a
pioneer. It was only following other European powers. It first controlled
the West Indies, which were seen as extremely useful because they
could provide the realm with sugar, which was so precious at the time.
There was a need for labor, so slavery was reestablished. After the
Revolution and the abolition of slavery, France acquired a second
colonial empire with a large share of Africa, which had been neglected
until then, and territories in the Far-East in order to moderate the British
enterprises in that region. The natural fate of colonization is to
come to an end. The various stages of the decolonization process were
accompanied by blood and tears, but a new relationship has been established
between the old colonial power and its former colonies.


Référence électonique : Gérard Gabriel Marion, "The French Overseas Territories : From Domination to Recognition", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°113, 113 - L’outre-mer, p. . Consulté le 2022-08-12 16:42:07 . URL : https://revue-pouvoirs.fr/The-French-Overseas-Territories.html