Differences And Similarities Between Algeria And French Imperialism

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Imperialism was shown in a huge variety of different countries, including Africa and Europe, which were among the first to demonstrate imperialism throughout history. “Imperialism is the policy or act of extending a country’s power into other territories or gaining control over another country’s politics or economics.” (The Balance) Imperialism expressed itself in a variety of ways, such as stronger countries sending armies, ministers teaching children about the country's traditions, or even the colonizing country playing sports with the colonized country. From the 1800s to the early 1900s, colonizing nations such as France introduced the new concept of imperialism to the people of Algeria. Algerians witnessed both positive and negative concepts …show more content…

This process required the French to assist Algerians in learning about their education, sports, and daily practices, along with other small details. Because the French did not want the Algerians to resist, they sent in military representatives to focus on converting people from the old practices to French practices, beginning with education. The French did not want their military to come in and dominate the country, causing a war or battle, so they came in gradually and let the Algerians speak for themselves. When it came to converting educational systems, there were two opposing approaches: “There were two Approaches concerning the French education system in Algeria: the first one which favors educating some Algerians people, and was led by Republicans, with the aim of conquering Algerians brains and hearts (...) The second approach, refused to educate Algerians and was led by colonialists, who thought that those who will be educated in French education would turn back against France's presence in Algeria.” (Nomadit.co) These two approaches demonstrate that Algerians were divided into two groups: those who wanted to change and those who …show more content…

French armies would implant themselves into Algerian culture, while also helping Algerians learn about western culture. The French would assist Algerians in westernizing by teaching them a sport. Football was the sport that was taught to people of all ages, from elementary school children to adults who wanted to play on a team. Playing football was a positive way for people to interact, stay active and healthy, and to help people work together, whether it was people they knew already or people who just shared the same interest as them. It all began between 1894 and 1897, when French settlers in Oran, Algeria, decided to form a football club. (African Soccerscraped) This club was a significant step forward in the industrial revolution because it allowed Algerians and French to come together and share interests. Algerian club teams were still racially divided, with the rich white teams coming first, followed by all the other players. The rich white teams tended to have better equipment, and better uniforms. While the other players received hand-me-downs, their equipment was clearly

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