Countries of the French Empire

Name the present-day nations that France held (or held portions of) at any time. Please use present-day names.
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Last updated: November 14, 2016
First submittedFebruary 28, 2014
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Years Controlled
Country/Possession
Home country
France
1916-20
Albania
1920-1946
Syria
Various, 1795-1814
Belgium
1808-13
Croatia
1805-14
Italy
1806-13
Germany
1806-14
Andorra
1795-1814
Luxembourg
1798-1800
Malta
1793-1814
Monaco
1795-1810
Netherlands
1807-1815
Poland
1807-1810
Portugal
1808-1813
Spain
1798-1813
Switzerland
1066, 1216-23
United Kingdom
1534-1763
Canada
1778-83
Dominica
1861-7
Mexico
1627-1804
Haiti
1782-84
Nevis
1650-1762
Grenada
1719-1763
St. Vincent
1650-1723
St. Lucia
1781-1793
Tobago
1912-1956
Morocco
1830-1962
Algeria
1798-1801
Egypt
1881-1956
Tunisia
1943-1951
Libya
1843-1960
Cote D'Ivoire
1883-1960
Benin
Years Controlled
Country/Possession
1883-1960
Mali
1891-1958
Guinea
1902-1960
Mauritania
1890-1960
Niger
1677-1960
Senegal
1896-1960
Burkina Faso
1918-1960
Togo
1900-1960
Chad
1875-1960
Rep. of Congo
1839-1960
Gabon
1838-1853
Eritrea
1896-1960
Madagascar
1715-1810
Mauritius
1862-1977
Djibouti
1756-1810
Seychelles
1866-1975
Comoros
1858-1954
Vietnam
1893-1954
Laos
1863-1954
Cambodia
1919-1922
Turkey (Cilicia)
1920-1943
Lebanon
1887-1980
Vanuatu
1782-84
Guyana
Various, 1610-15
Brazil
1900-27
Nigeria
1681-1857
Gambia
1918-1960
Cameroon
1884-5
Taiwan
1845-6
Philippines
1709
Sao Tome & Principe
1795-1809
Dominican Republic
Various, 1764-1803
United States of America
1905-1960
Central African Republic
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Level 79
Mar 1, 2014
"French Louisiana" and "French Florida"? You said to use present-day names. How about "United States of America"?
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Level 69
Mar 1, 2014
A slight mistake on my part. It will be modified right away.
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Level 32
Feb 6, 2015
Accept CAR for Central African Republic?
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Level 69
Feb 7, 2015
Hmmmm... okay.
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Level 43
Jan 28, 2016
Hmm.. french Polynesia is still french.
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Level 69
Feb 11, 2016
French Polynesia has been removed.
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Level 51
Jul 22, 2016
Really fun quiz but please accept Holland for Netherlands. I'm part Dutch and I would only ever call it Holland.
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Level 69
Jul 23, 2016
Thanks! Holland is now accepted.
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Level 61
Oct 18, 2017
that's a nonsence. It would be like calling USA as Texas, Canada as Alberta, Italy as Tuscany, Germany like Bavaria..... and many more Holland is just one part of Netherlands, quizmaster, please stop accepting it.
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Level 69
Jun 5, 2019
Although it is technically incorrect, it is an extremely widely known 'colloquialism'. It would be similar to calling the USA 'America' when in fact America is two continents.
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Level 31
Jun 5, 2019
Where's French Guiana???
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Level 69
Jun 5, 2019
It's not a country. And it's still owned by France. Hence "French" Guiana.
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Level 45
Jul 3, 2019
You should add Slovenia as it formed part of the Illyrian Provinces under Napoleon.
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Level 54
Sep 15, 2019
Why is 'Saint Kitts and Nevis' written down as just 'Nevis'?
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Level 52
Jun 13, 2020
what about China
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Level 26
Jun 19, 2020
Why isn't India on the list? They held the colony of Pondicherry