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Le Monde - Nouvelle-Calédonie : la dernière colonie française - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France, New Caledonia

In New Caledonia, the last French colony, two societies continue to coexist: the descendants of the white colonists known as "Caldoches," and the native Kanaks, whose numbers were decimated by the colonists beginning in 1853.

Le Monde - Nouvelle-Calédonie : la dernière colonie française - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France, New Caledonia

In 1988, New Caledonia was on the verge of a civil war as the native population, the Kanaks, rebelled against economic injustice and demanded their independence. A violent incident on the island of Ouvéa prompted the French government to intervene and even bring in a SWAT team. More violence ensued as negotiations failed.

Le Monde - Nouvelle-Calédonie : la dernière colonie française - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France, New Caledonia

New Caledonia is still part of France and has not gained its independence despite lenghthy negotiations between loyalists and separatists. Now that the Kanak population is a minority, independence seems unlikely. For more info on New Caledonia, check out these links: https://bit.ly/3cnZgzs, https://bit.ly/2EWfOBG, https://bit.ly/2SyqOrw.

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