Why does France still have a South American Territory? – History of French Guiana
French Guiana is a little piece of France that’s located in South America. It’s officially known as an overseas department and region of France, which means it’s basically just like any other region of France, just on a different continent. Plus, it’s got an interesting history with France, so it just makes sense for it to still be considered a part of the country.
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Arrives, destroys your outpost, leaves, refuses to elaborate further – Portuguese Gigachads.
Still the colonizer countries are the circle the European politics, Economy and Culturally.. ex France, UK and Germany And Italy..
Now someone will say How Germany and Italy becoz most of European immigrants 45 to 50% were form These two countries!
A wild Portuguese appears
Brazil:come to Brazil please
Brazil:come to Brazil plz?
Brazil:Come to BrazIL PLZZZ
Brazil… (Angry noises)-
Brazil:YOUR GOING TO BRAZI!!!-
For the same reason England, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, in other words, all European maritime powers, have dust of Empire all around the world. But unlike the US, they dont occupy the whole planet with 600 military bases.
Local indigenous people trampled and screwed
France should give me personal owner ship of French Guiana
Britain and France colonized half of Earth and now they complain about refugees
Please make a vidio about stefan the great and ottomans polish war. Where stefan fought against the Poland with ottoman empire. Love France very much.
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It's the French way. La Vie Francaise
I'd love to see a video about St Helena. The British Island where Napoleon was exiled and died. Most of my family is from there, its a beautiful island 🏝
A better question: why didn't they take Brazil? Had the opportunities…
To train the Foreign Legion in jungle warfare .
Oddly enough – France's longest border with any country is in fact there – in Guyana, with Brazil
"why does france still have territories nowhere near their mainland?"
"why is the french military actively m*rdering civilians all over africa?"
"why does france have control over west african currencies?"
"why do french embassies in north africa have literal tanks stationed in front of them?"
BECAUSE THEY'RE AN IMPERIALIST NATION T*RRORIZING THE GLOBAL SOUTH
I'd really love to visit French Guiana sometime. I used to boast as an EU citizen I could probably live there no hassle. Then Brexit happened and my dreams of ease were crushed.
Didn't know that, thanks
Gotta love it. Not even 1h out and the first predictable comments arrive. No,French guyana is not a colony, its a full part of France. Inhabitants there hold the same rights and duties as any normal citizen and enjoy the same (waning)privileges. get that "waah yurup bad" shit out.
Because 70% of locals voted against more autonomy let alone independence in 2010?
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Why does France still have a south American territory?
Answer : ongoing european colonialism by self-proclaimed defenders of freedom and democracy
Why not ?
Despite the big territory (if compared to metropolitan France) French Guyana has only about 300 000 people. That's less than most of the other overseas departments of France like Réunion, Guadeloupe or Martinique
France took offense when the Guyanese who oppose 21st century colonization demanded UN election observers be the ones to conduct the election on the independence question. That alone should have raised eyebrows with the international community. It’s also ironic how France still opposes taking the next step of transforming the EU into “the United States of Europe” because they don’t want to give up autonomy to a centralized power that is based elsewhere 🥴 The French have also been weak when confronting the Russians in Ukraine because they fear Russia will publicly use Guyana as an example that exposes French hypocrisy on the international stage, since the same arguments for Russia absorbing Ukraine (language, historical occupation, “approval” from the locals to stay, etc.) are used by the French to remain in Guyana—with the obvious difference being that Ukraine actually borders Russia while Guyana remains a 9 hour flight away from France 😂
What did the pope think of this?
France actually still has alot of their former colonies. They are secretly huge
Spain in America : public opinion 😡
Other European countries having territories in America: public opinion 😄
They didn't even let their African colonies have freedom yet
"France was a colonial power, and posessing overseas territory is just part of what they did". That either seems redundant or you understand what a colonial power is.
Who cares??? If they took it, then they can keep it!!!!
If they can not sustain themselves what's the benefitt in breaking away from France
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France has territory in North America too. Saint-Pierre and Miqueleon near Newfoundland.
evil colonialism. fake western democracies. shame on all of them !!
Because past Imperial interests are a thing,
when you see the countries around them the worst thing they could do is become independnt they dont want to end up like their neibors