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French Colonial Empire

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France has possessed multiple empires over its existence, but the most recent, the French Empire of the Modern Era, is included here.



France's Modern Era Empire began with the conquest of Algiers in 1830, and began to decline after World War II. Around 1930, the French Empire controlled much of Africa and parts of the Middle East and Asia, but by the 21st century, it had been reduced to small territories, mostly scattered islands.


Historical sites[edit]

Former French colonies[edit]

As of 1930

French Colonial Empire in 1920

Current overseas territories[edit]

See also: France#Overseas France

As of 2019:

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