Talk:French colonial empire

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Are you guys stupid or just plain francophiles?[edit]

How can you include the client states of Napoleon as part of the French COLONIAL Empire? .

As a french citizen, I feel this does not do justice to historical truth and intellectual honesty. You have readers all over the world counting on you to produce a historically accurate article.

Wow Wikipedia, I expected more of your editors!

2001:1388:102:F932:2027:B5AD:A6E2:F46 (talk) 23:40, 4 October 2015 (UTC)


Yes, it's just laughable how it includes places like occupied Portugal. -TE — Preceding unsigned comment added by TarEldamir (talkcontribs) 23:48, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Regarding the Golan Heights[edit]

Glide08, you are making changes regarding the Golan Heights, including one in this article. This has been discussed for a long time here on Wikipedia. That Israel administers the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem under civil law does of course not mean it is not occupied territory. You should read those many discussions and if you have something to add based on reliable sources, do it, but until you can prove it is like you say, saying that they are not occupied and "part of Israel" is not acceptable. --IRISZOOM (talk) 18:24, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

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Editing the cover and structural data[edit]

The previous version of the article is poor in trustfull information and full of errors in citations sources. Yes, it can be a translation from French Wikipedia, however, this article uses a forceful bibliography in terms of data and authors. Even citations are using data from the Russian Tsar nineteenth century in terms of length data area, completely off topic.

In conclusion, bad editing by someone who is not dedicated to it and uses tools like just can understand.NY89 (talk) 23:36, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Firstly, unattributed translations are disallowed per WP:Translation. Secondly, the translation is very poor. By the looks of it, it's a machine translation. Per WP:MACHINETRANSLATION, "Wikipedia consensus is that an unedited machine translation, left as a Wikipedia article, is worse than nothing.". Thirdly, the translated version has a number of issues unrelated to the translation itself, including not following MOS:UNLINKDATES (dates and years should not be linked), broken references, incomplete references, and claims that fail verification. If you think this article would be improved by using material translated from the French article on the same subject, you can place the template {{Expand French|Empire colonial français}} on this one. Or, if there are specific points, you can bring those up on this talk page.
I have reverted the article to the previous version, because the quality of the translated version is unacceptably poor. Please don't change it back, but rather follow WP:Bold, revert, discuss.
I'm not sure what you mean by "citations are using data from the Russian Tsar nineteenth century in terms of length data area", but I suspect you might be referring to Taagepera's article[1]. It details the timelines of various empires' geographic extents. On pages 501 and 502, the area of France at different times of its existence is listed. Specifically, it says on page 501 that the area in 1670 was 3.4 Mm2 and on page 502 that the area in 1920 was 11.5 Mm2. TompaDompa (talk) 12:56, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

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