Talk:List of French possessions and colonies

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Objectivity[edit]

Article is a generous and at best tenuous laundry-list. Does not distinguish between French presences and actual colonial possessions or administrations. Needs to be thoroughly vetted and irrelevant additions ought to be omitted. e.g. Cites Ganghwa in Korea as a French possession. Odd that an outpost seized for ten days in 1866 before retreating would be listed as a "possession."

Grotesque[edit]

This page verges on the grotesque. Tons of examples of a spot somewhere in the world that might have been visited by a French ship at a given time or occupied by a French force for 3 weeks. Enough to raise that spot to the status of "French colony".

A typical example of La Fontaine's Frog that wants to be as big as a bull

http://poesie.webnet.fr/lesgrandsclassiques/poemes/jean_de_la_fontaine/la_grenouille_qui_veut_se_faire_aussi_grosse_que_le_boeuf.html --Lubiesque (talk) 16:39, 11 May 2014 (UTC)