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 Form 3 History and Government Lessons on Colonial Administration

Consequences of assimilation in senegal

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Consequences of assimilation in Senegal.
a) The policy of assimilation undermined African cultures, as many Africans embraced the French culture.
b) The authority of traditional African leaders was eroded and even many were replaced by the assimilated Africans.
c) The colony was incorporated into the French
republic and regarded as an overseas province of France.
d) Africans from Senegal were allowed to participate in the political matters of France such as the parliament.
e) The spread of Islam was greatly frustrated, especially in the four communes where Africans were converted to Christianity.
f) A great rift emerged between the assimilated Africans , who were regarded as French citizens and the rest of African communities.