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President Gaston Doumergue
This guy was driven to the exhibition, escorted by a squadron of colonial cavalry in full dress uniform
Brazil, Belgium, Denmark, United States, Italy, Netherlands, and Portugal
These countries all sent exhibits to the French Colonial Exhibition
Prince Lanza di Scalea
Mussolini's minister of colonies. Praised the "Homeric Odyssey of the white race... transforming, barbaric continents into civilised regions."
economic exploitation, military glory, religious crusade
What three things did people use to project the empire? (essentially the three G's)
Fixated on the recovery of Alsace-Lorraine (annexed by Germany). Attacked colonialism as a "millstone"
taxes and recruits
During the war, these two things created a close bond between French people and the colonies
Algerian invasion; Tunisia
The Colonial Exhibition marked the 100th anniversary of ______ and the 50th anniversary of the annexation of ________
excite the popular imagination, stress the economic necessity of empire, and project France's civilizing mission
The Exhibition had to do these three things
beginning; gilded statue of France
The triumphal arch of the French Colonial Exhibition was found at the ______, followed by a ____________
aquarium, zoo, fairground, belly dancers, snake charmers, and native musicians
Visitors could find all these things in the Exhibition
How many people passed through the turnstiles in the months following the opening of the Exhibition?
Jean Renoir, Michel Bemheim, and Pierre Colombier
Famous French filmmakers who used the empire as a colorful backdrop
How many forces labourers of the Ivory Coast were used to construct the Abidjan-Ferkessedegou railway line? (1921-1930)
How many forces labourers of the Ivory Coast were used in timber felling and plantation work?
How many were press-ganged into building the equatorial railway from Pointe Noire to Brazzaville? (1921-1932)
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