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Fashoda crisis       294911324

Scope note
A diplomatic confrontation in 1898 (Sept.-Nov.) between French troops, under Major Jean-Baptiste Marchand, and British forces, under General Kitchener, over their rival claims to Fashoda (now Kodok), in southern Sudan. After months of argument Britain's claims were recognized and the French forces stood down.

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Fashoda incident

Related terms
scramble for Africa

Subject category
20.03 COLONIAL PERIOD



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