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...of internecine revolts and a weakening of the political cohesion of the empire.
1 1854-61, 1863-65 The French appointed Col. Louis Faidherbe as governor of Senegal...
It is the French for Porta Subl ma, the "lofty gate." Constantinople has twelve gates, and near one of these gates is a building with a lofty...
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Last century’s French Revolution was a revolt against both the oppression of the Vatican and the nobles that were seen as the puppets of Rome, and paved the way for the foundation of modern France, even through the atrocities and horror that were perpetrated on its own people.
French officers also tend towards the conservative and unimaginative as a general rule, and are prone to making errors of judgement, stemming from an unfailing belief in French supremacy or an overall lack of information, or both.
French interests in the Caribbean are hampered by a lack of territory on the mainland, since the sale of their North American holdings to the United States.
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