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 Form 3 History and Government Lessons on Colonial Administration

Ways in which nationalism undermined the policy of assimilation in french west africa

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Ways in which Nationalism undermined the policy of Assimilation in French West Africa.
a) It emphasized loyalty or devotion to one’s country and national independence or separatism, which were against the policy of assimilation.
b) Nationalists agitated for boycott of anything of French origin.
c) The nationalists created awareness on the value of African culture and systems; this encouraged Africans to condemn assimilation.
d) The nationalists created awareness on the importance of African unity which exposed the hypocrisy of assimilation.