EX­PAND­ING THE EM­PIRE

History of War - - FRONTLINE | SECOND FRENCH EMPIRE -

French colo­nial ter­ri­tory dou­bles dur­ing Napoleon III’S reign. Al­ge­ria, Sene­gal, New Cale­do­nia and Cochinchina all come un­der French rule, while Cam­bo­dia be­comes a pro­tec­torate. There are also sig­nif­i­cant in­ter­ven­tions in Syria, Le­banon, China, Ko­rea, Japan and Mex­ico, with vary­ing de­grees of suc­cess.

The French con­quest of Al­ge­ria is ex­tremely bloody and costs hun­dreds of thou­sands of Al­ge­rian lives

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