French Equatorial Africa

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French Equatorial Africa

French Equatorial Africa

French Equatorial Africa

French Equatorial Africa

French Equatorial Africa

French Equatorial Africa

French Equatorial Africa

Sleeping Sickness Campaigns in German Cameroon and French Equatorial Africa

Conventions between France and Germany respecting Morocco and Equatorial Africa, signed at Berlin, 4 November 1911

SCHWEITZER, Albert (1875 - 1965), Missionary surgeon, founder of Hospital at Lambaréné, French Equatorial Africa

Declaration between France and Germany relative to the Delimitation of the Frontier between French Equatorial Africa and the Cameroons, signed at Paris, 28 September 1912

Protocol respecting the Importation of Arms etc. within a certain zone in Western Equatorial Africa between the Congo Free State, France, Germany, Great Britain, Portugal and Spain, signed at Brussels, 22 July 1908

International Radiotelegraph Convention between the Argentine Republic, Austria-Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium and Belgian Congo, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, France and Algeria, French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa, Indo-China, Madagascar and Tunis, Germany, Great Britain and British Colonies and Protectorates, the Union of South Africa, Australia, Canada, British India and New Zealand, Greece, Italy and Colonies, Japan and Corea, Formosa, Sakhalin and Kwantung Leased Territory, Morocco, Monaco, the Netherlands, Netherlands Indies and Curacao, Norway, Persia, Portugal and Colonies, Roumania, Russia and Possessions and Protectorates, San Marino, Siam, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United States and Uruguay, signed at London, 5 July 1912


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An administrative amalgamation of French colonies in central‐west Africa formed in 1910, from which the modern states of the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Gabon, and most of Cameroon (added to the territory in 1920) emerged. It included some of the most underdeveloped parts of the French Empire, but experienced rapid economic progress during World War II, in which it became the initial stronghold of de Gaulle's Free French opposition to the Vichy regime. Led by Eboué, its infrastructure was improved, its administration overhauled and political participation increased. Legal reforms were introduced, freedom of association established, and forced labour abolished by 1946. In that year, it was transformed into a colonial federation, but the new structure failed to produce the degree of uniformity necessary to prevent its breakup in 1958, when its constituent parts joined the French Community.decolonization


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