All Modern-Day Countries Ever Controlled by French People
Below is a map of modern-day countries that were fully or partially under the control of France. Can you name them all?
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For this quiz, the definition of French people will be ethnic French and Gallicized minorities. Former countries that did not adopt French culture during their occupation (e.g. Nazi Germany) are not considered. French people that occupied other regions and lost their identities as time went on (e.g. Anglo-Normans) are also excluded
Tributaries and regions under heavy influence are included
I'm confused, what is your point then?
Few of these are trinidad and tobago equatorial guinea and a few others could also be anoying to find other than that its a really good one nominated
Also I don't think this thread was about suggesting new ideas
I find all of them quickly, excepting Equatorial Guinea, which I looked for around 4 minuts before finding it.
Oh, and don't forget: Vive la France!
But I literally did not get to pick either of the 2 spotlights I got, t'was just pure luck
While Sweden and Norway were not occupied by France, they were "ruled" by French people (and Sweden still is).
As for Sweden and Norway, I'll be leasing an update on that soon
I wonder why he didn't feature the top 6 quizzes Hopefully it won't beat the record :)
Considering this quiz grows like 10 noms a day now, it should beat the record on Monday, I'll hope that curve wont bend downwards XD
1. When did the French control so much land in India? I'm only familiar with their rule in Pondicherry and maybe a few other coastal towns, but I never realized they went so deep into India!
2. Why did they control a small territory in the middle of Nigeria?
3. How did they get so much territory in Turkey? Did they capture it somehow from the Ottomans, or did they capture it some other time?
4. Where did the territory in southern China come from? When I look up "French Indochina," Wikipedia seems to imply that their rule didn't go beyond the borders of Laos/Vietnam/Cambodia.
1. It was part of the First French colonial empire
2. Enclaves of Forcados and Badjibo
3. Kingdom of Cilicia
4. French sphere of influence in China
I can't fact check that either
Now what if none of them collapsed...
Do you mind if I translate some of your quizzes into Italian?
I am working with marquez100 at the moment, and I wanted to get your permission first:)
If I added that the quiz would just be CotW but easier
I followed you with Colonial France, Napoleonic France and occupied ground, but I lost you on Scandinavia and Colonial Spain. Saw in the comments that they were included because of French kings or something...
Would be nice to have a full list of territories
The Spanish were from the House of Bourbon
I probably won't be able to list all the sources I've used since this was made a while back, but I am pretty sure that those information were mostly from Wikipedia, with a small portion from YouTubers such as Khey Pard
But well, I definitely do understand your point. I find this gradually becoming a revamped version of the "Modern-Day Countries of the ___ Empire" series and that's exactly why I stopped making them
One of my all-time favourites on this site is Stewart's "Countries in Random Squares of the World Map", and that's even more meaningless!
The French period in Indonesia
The Republic of Independent Guiana/Free State of Counani
And some could argue South Africa (as the Cape Colony was ruled by the French-dominated Batavian Republic) may as well be here too.
And some cities and islands in South Korea