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    French Settlement In Canada

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    New France was the first major French settlement in what is now the country of Canada. Prior to French settlement in the early 17th century, various aboriginals tribes lived in the region for millenniums. The encounter between the French and the aboriginals during the establishment and development of New France affected the aboriginal population in several ways. In the following, the establishment, government, trade, and the following developments of New France will be described with specific intent to demonstrate how each of these affected aboriginal population. From this, it will be concluded that French settlement and the development of New France led to the decrease of aboriginal population due to disease and conflict, the dependence of…

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    Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa explores French colonization in the Maghreb region of North Africa, specifically: Tunis, Morocco, and Algeria. The book, unlike many of the others that we have read so far in class, focuses almost exclusively on the viewpoint of the controlling colonial power, rather than on the indigenous persons being ruled. Stripped of cultural context, these chapters provided a striking contrast to the narrative presented in the book Medicine and the…

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    French Mandate In Syria

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    This historical analysis will define the influence of the French mandate in the development of socialism in Syria through European education and development of the League of Nationalist Action (LNA) and the Ba’ath Party in the nationalist movements of the 1930s and 1940s. The rise of socialism in Syria was primarily organized by young men that sought a modern nationalist platform through the LNA in the 1930s. The fervent nationalism against the French mandate provided a conceptualization of…

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    that was established by the French in order to rectify their diminishing image on the international spectrum. Throughout history, the nation of France has seemed to be in the shadows of Great Britain as well as struggling to keep up with their advancements. Throughout the 19th century, France experienced its fair share of losses, bad leaders, and through their eyes, national embarrassment. The revolution began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790s which marked the beginning of a New France. The…

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    not greater— importance to French imperialists. French imperialists “…envisioned the creation of a Greater French Empire that would promote what they considered to be the universal ideals of the Enlightenment”; in addition to Enlightenment ideals, these imperialists were also guided by the French republican values that influenced the French Revolution of 1789, summarized in the motto of “liberty, equality, fraternity” (Jones). These ideals and values included a belief in the system of democracy,…

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    leads to change in the fundamental political and social institutions of a society.” At first glance, the Haitian Revolution appears to meet that criteria. The revolt lasted for thirteen brutal years, from 1791-1804, and it resulted in 62,000 dead Frenchmen and over 100,000 Haitians deaths. In the end, the Haitians reigned victorious and gained their independence. The sheer length, number of casualties, and overthrow of the French colonial government certainly satisfy the first requirement. The…

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    The Stranger Sexism

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    Camus’ The Stranger is set in colonial Algeria in the 1940’s. At the time Algeria is under French rule. The country’s inhabitants are French Indigenous Algerians, Arabs, and the Pieds-Noirs. The Pied-Noir like the protagonist, Meursault, is a Frenchman born and raised in Algeria. Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation is set in post colonial Algeria. The setting of the two books is pivotal in understanding the underlying theme of racism and sexism towards the Arabs. During colonial Algeria the…

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    Thaqif Kamaruszaman Enlightenment and the French Revolution Marques The fires of the revolution that swept the nation of France during the 18th century were fueled by Enlightenment ideas brought in by thinkers, coming from the recent Scientific Revolution, to France composed of various backgrounds. From the execution of a monarchy, to the creation of a monumental empire, the French Revolution was ravaged and fought on the ideas of freedom and justice for all. The people of France were…

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    Senegal started as a French colony, and was one of the oldest. It started off with a strong and equal trading relationship with multiple other nations in Europe, and continued until the full realization of colonization in the late 19th century. The history of the independence era was markedly lead by Leopold Sedar Sengor, who would eventually become independent Senegal’s first democratically elected president. Much of its economy relies upon its agriculture, specifically peanuts and gum trees.…

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    The French Revolution was about the citizens of France wanting better for themselves. During the revolution, the people cultivated strong ideals. Those ideals were essentially liberty and equality, for every single citizen of France. As a byproduct, those ideas produced “democracy, human rights, and citizenship”Those ideals were so strong in France and such an intensely vibrant way of thinking. (some might even say an enlightening way of thinking) It was able to topple a feudal regime and put an…

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