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Policy Of Association | French Colonial Administrations

The policy of association was developed in place of assimilation and by 1958 the policy of assimilation had been completely abandoned.

Nationalist Movements In French West Africa

There was a late development of nationalism in French-speaking West African countries. At a time when the educated elites in British West Africa were challenging colonial rule, and demanding self-government, the elite in French colonial territories were busy struggling for accommodation within the system. Many Africans were elected as members of the French Parliament in Paris.

Role Of Traditional Rulers During Colonial Period

Before the advent of colonialism, the traditional rulers or chiefs in many parts of Africa exercised unlimited powers. The chiefs performed legislative, executive and judicial functions.

Differences Between French and British Colonial Policies In Africa

There were certain differences between British and French colonial policies in West Africa. In the first place, the French regarded all her colonial territories in West Africa as one political unit, which was part of the Republic of France.

Features Of French Policy Of Assimilation

Policy of Assimilation - This system worked out well due to the cooperation of the traditional chiefs. The traditional chiefs claimed that since their cultures and traditions were not tampered with, they had no problem dealing with the British officials, but this was to some extent.

Positive and Negative Effects Of Colonial Rule In West Africa

Effects of Colonial Rule - Colonialism is an imposition of a more developed culture over a less developed one, backed up by expansionist and economic adventurism. European capitalist countries established political, economic, military...

Reasons For Adoption Of Policy Of Association In French West Africa

There were certain political developments within and outside France that led to the shift from assimilation to association.

Merits and Demerits of Colonialism

Colonialism | Pros and Cons of British and French Colonial Administrations In West Africa As emphasised in our previous article, three different colonial powers had...

Reasons For Introducing Indirect Rule In British West Africa

The British colonial government introduced the indirect rule system for a number of reasons. They are - Lack of funds, shortage of personnel...

Effects Of Colonialism

The effects of British and French colonial rule in West Africa were similar. The significant negative effects of colonialism include the following:

Brazzaville Conference, 1944 In West Africa

The 1944, Brazzaville conference held in Dr Congo made the following recommendations.
Independence of Colombia

Colombian Declaration of Independence (1810) – History, Causes & Consequences

Independence of Colombia is called the political and military process that allowed the Viceroyalty of New Granada to be separated from the Spanish Empire. This process began on July 20, 1810, when the Creoles of Bogotá formed a government junta that displaced the Spanish viceroy from power. It ended in 1822, after Simón Bolívar defeated the royalists and formed Gran Colombia, which integrated Nueva Granada, Venezuela and Ecuador into a single state.
Independence of Ecuador

Ecuadorian War of Independence | Ecuador Revolution

The Independence of Ecuador is known as the process of liberation from the colonial rule of the Royal Court of Quito, which since 1563 belonged to the Spanish Empire. This process of emancipation began on October 9, 1820, with the seizure of power by the revolutionary Creoles of the city ​​of Guayaquil.
Biafria War (1967 – 1970)

Biafra War (1967 – 1970)

Instability is chronic in Nigeria and much of what happened in the past resonates today. Between 1967 and 1970, a civil and secessionist war took place in what is called Federal Republic of Nigeria that showed the fragility of the inherited borders in Africa and the terrible coexistence between the different ethnic groups, leaving, among various consequences, and according to different calculations, 500,000 - 2,000,000 victims (or more, others indicate, up to three million people) in that failed independence.
Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini – Biography, History, Politics & Death

Benito Mussolini was an Italian political leader who established fascism in interwar Italy. He held the positions of president of the Council of Ministers of Italy (1922-1943) and leader (Duce) of the Italian Social Republic (1943-1945). His political life began in the ranks of socialism. But after going through World War I, he renounced his Marxist past, turned to the right, and became a nationalist. In 1921 he founded the National Fascist Party and the following year organized the March on Rome, which allowed him to reach power. Little by little, he was building an authoritarian regime that ended the parliamentary system, persecuted opponents, and criticized both capitalism and socialism.

Reasons For Adoption Of Policy Of Assimilation

The policy was introduced to enable the French export their civilization, which by the early 19th century had reached its highest level.

The Policy Of Assimilation

Policy of Assimilation - France took over its territories in West African between late 19th century and early 20th century and the territories were: Dahomey (Benin Republic), Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire), Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Upper Volta (Burkina Faso), Niger and Mauritania.

Nationalist Movement And The Decolonization Of Africa

Nationalist Movement And The Decolonization In Africa | Nationalism is could mean a certain form of unity which grows out of historical experience. It is the sense of oneness that emerges from social groups, trying to control their interest against competing groups. It can also mean a strong emotional awareness of belonging to a nation-state held in bondage by foreign dominations which leads to the struggle against such foreign rule and domination.
Sovereignty – Definition, Types, Features & Development

Sovereignty: Definition, Types, Features, Pros & Cons

The word 'sovereignty' itself is derived from the Latin term 'superamus' which means supremacy. As such, Sovereignty refers to the supreme power or authority in a state. It is the power of the state to make laws, and enforce these laws without the state being subject to any foreign control.

Types of Local Government

Types of Local Government || Local government are created through a document called ‘lnstrument’. They are created like corporate bodies because they had legal existence. They could sue and be sued. There are four different types of local government, and these are now explained in turn.