The term French West Indies (see also Antilles françaises) refers to the two French overseas departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique. These Caribbean Départements d’Outre Mer include the Guadeloupe dependencies of French St. Martin, Saint-Barthélemy, Les Saintes, Marie-Galante and La Désirade. The Antilles now generally refers to the islands of the Caribbean except the Bahamas. ... St. ... Gustavia Harbor, St. ...
In addition, some of the British West Indies were formerly French. The British West Indies are those islands in the Caribbean that are or were British colonies. ...
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The period of the French Revolution in the history of France covers the years between 1789 and 1799, in which democrats and republicans overthrew the absolute monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church perforce underwent radical restructuring.
This period saw the rise of the political "clubs" in French politics, foremost among these the Jacobin Club: according to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, one hundred and fifty-two clubs had affiliated with the Jacobins by August 10, 1790.
In the Brunswick Manifesto, the Imperial and Prussian armies threatened retaliation on the French population should it resist their advance or the reinstatement of the monarchy.
West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent.
The northern section of West Africa is composed of semi-arid terrain known as Sahel, a transitional zone between the Sahara desert and the savannahs of the western Sudan to the south.
Islam is the predominant religion of West Africa, with Christianity being the predominant religion in coastal regions of Nigeria, Ghana, and Cote d'Ivoire and elements of indigenous religions (see Voodoo) being practised throughout.
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