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 Form 4 History and Government Paper 2 Exam Questions and Answers Set 3

Explain the difference the French assimilation policy and the British system of administration.

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-The British appointed traditional rulers while the French handpicked people who met their qualifications.
-British gave traditional rulers a lot of power while the French undermined African chieftaincy.
-The British used professionals to govern while the French used military officers.
-Elites in British colonies remained subjects while assimilated Africans in French colonies became citizens.
-Indirect rule preserved Africa culture while assimilation undermined African culture.