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The French colonial empire constitutit the owerseas colonies, pertectorates an mandate territories that came unner French rule frae the 16t century onwart.

French colonial empire
Empire colonial français
1534–1980[1][2]
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French colonial empire
French colonial empire
Status French colonial empire
Caipital Paris
Bourbon
Bonaparte
History  
• Cartier claimed Gaspé Bay
1534
1803
1830–1852
1946
1958
• Unthirldom o Vanuatu
1980[1][2]
Aurie
1670 (first colonial empire peak)[3] 3,400,000 km2 (1,300,000 sq mi)
1920 (seicont colonial empire peak)[4] 11,500,000 km2 (4,400,000 sq mi)
Currency Franc an various ither currencies
Succeedit bi
Owerseas Fraunce

ReferencesEedit

  1. Robert Aldrich, Greater France: A History of French Overseas Expansion (1996) p 304
  2. Melvin E. Page, ed. (2003). Colonialism: An International Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 218. 
  3. Rein Taagepera (September 1997). "Expansion and Contraction Patterns of Large Polities: Context for Russia". International Studies Quarterly. 41 (3): 501. doi:10.1111/0020-8833.00053. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 
  4. Rein Taagepera (September 1997). "Expansion and Contraction Patterns of Large Polities: Context for Russia". International Studies Quarterly. 41 (3): 502. doi:10.1111/0020-8833.00053. Retrieved 16 September 2016.