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French Decolonizations - Part 1

French Decolonizations - Part 1

With over 45 countries and territories involved across all five continents, three decades of claims, struggles, hopes and disillusions and over half a billion people still bearing this legacy today, French decolonization is one of the major shocks of the 20th century. However this key historical episode remains largely unknown and confrontational, burdened by the weight of prejudices, violence, crime, guilt and nostalgia. Through the voice of the last witnesses having experienced the events firsthand, but also through the testimony of their descendants who today are the bearers of this memory, our account will focus on the human dimension to offer for the first time a global synthesis of a shared heritage which still remains sensitive.

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french history,french colonialism,history of france,colonialism in france,decolonization,history,world history,european history; "French Decolonizations"; Cinétévé

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