FRANCE
The French has many reasons to become imperialistic and take over other colonies. French imperialists hoped to enhance the French economy to help pay the Prussian indemnity and to recover from the Great Depression of the 1870s.
They also wanted to block British expansion in West Africa French imperialists envisioned the creation of a
Greater French Empire that would create what they considered to be the universal ideals of the Enlightenment. Such an empire was expected to extend and glorify French culture.




Colonies Taken Over During the Time of Imperialism:

iiiiiiiii--Madagascar

iiiiiiiii--Algeria

iiiiiiiii--Morocco

external image
external image
france_map.gif