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 Form 4 History and Government Paper 2 Exam Questions and Answers Set 5

Explain reasons why French policy of assimilation failed.

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-The Africans were not willing to become Christians.
-Africans were not able to get the French type of education.
-They faced opposition from the Muslims.
-The French did not want to compete with the Africans for cabinet posts and commercial activities.
-African traditional rulers feared they would lose their positions.
-French traders feared competition, so they opposed the system.
-It was expensive to implement the system because of the vastness of the French empire.