Talk:List of French possessions and colonies

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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."


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 --Lubiesque (talk) 16:39, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

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Anon-created crazy map[edit]

This is beyond hilarious: that world map claims practically entire Europe, all the way to Russia, was French territory... are you people for real? :) Or is this some weirdo dorky joke nobody other than its creator can understand...? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Szlevi (talkcontribs) 22:42, 13 June 2017 (UTC)