creators note: We are going to pretend this is a canal and not a river in the middle of Egypt. K? K.
Is he dead?
French Strengthening Control?
Do you want to sell all your land to us in America? I promise to take care of it.
WE WANT CANADA AND INDIA!
not without a fight that we already know we will loose!
In 1869, a French Company shortened the route to Asia by building the Suez Canal. They used Egyptian workers and did not pay them. Many of these corvée laborers died over the ten years working on the project.
Sacre Bleu!! Pt. 2
The French did not really strengthen control on their existing colonies, instead, they sold land or lost land due to rebellion. An example of selling land is the French selling the Louisiana Terrirtory in 1803 to the US.
French Settler Colonies
As talked about before, the French lost India to the British at the end of the Seven Years' War. They also lost Canada to the British.
Economic Imperialism in Asia
At the end of the 18th century, an army of escaped slaves led by Toussaint L'Ouverture burned their masters' houses and killed them. L'Ouverture then formed an army and turned the French, Spanish, and British against each another; also he produced a constitution saying all men were equal. He died in 1803, but his successors took his place and officially declared Haiti free.
French Settler Colonies in the Early Modern Era included French West Africa, Madagascar, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, and Haiti.
We've come to settle in Africa!
ummm what are you doing on our land?
As stated before, France had a large economic effect in Asia, they placed many rubber plantations in SE Asia and produced a great deal of capital. This then led to French people wanting to come to SE Asia as an incentive for economic growth. countries such as Vietnam resisted being taken over in 1858 because they did not want to be forced to work the rubber plantations.