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James Yang, Madeline Jones France Questions 1.The UK , Russia, Belgium, Serbia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Greece, Romania were allies of France going into WWI. 2. France has held, gained, and lost many colonies in the past. Besides the maintaining of our current colonies, France seeks to regain lost land from Germany, such as Alsace and Lorraine, lost in 1871. These territories contain 80% of our iron ore and machine shops. Also we wish to continue our civilizing mission because it is Europe’s duty to civilize all people around the world. Currently that focus is in Africa, with our colony in clearly struggling Morocco in need of help and eventually Congo; however, our priority will always be keeping control over France’s current territories. 3. Germany was France’s biggest rival going into WWI. Germany desired France’s colonies because they were rich in natural resources, which Germany had comparatively little of. Germany had also absorbed Prussia, who France had had several conflicts with in the past. Since
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