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Why did the French system of assimilation fail?

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French system of assimilation fail because;

  • The Africans were not willing to become Christians.
  • The African were not able to get the French type of education.
  • The system faced oppositions from Muslims.
  • The French parliamentarians did not want to compete with African for cabinets posts.
  • The African traditional rulers feared the system .
  • It was expensive to implement due to the vastness of the French empire.
  • The varied African cultures made it difficult for them to be absorbed into the French culture.
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