In 1814, Senegal was obtained, which was captured by the British during the Napoleonic Wars.
In 1830, the conquest of Algeria began.
From 1837 – Gabon.
At the end of the XIX century (1880-1900) Sudan, Mauritania, Chad, Guinea, Niger became the colonies of France.
At the beginning of the 20th century – the territory of the modern Central African Republic, Congo, Benin.
Since 1918 (after the First World War) – Cameroon, Togo (former German possessions).
In total, by 1940, the French colonial possessions covered 9% of the land area of our planet.
In the western hemisphere, territorial acquisitions were small, they were the islands of the Caribbean: Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Martin, and French Guiana.
In the Indian Ocean basin, the French annexed: Comoros, Reunion, Mahe Island, Madagascar, Djibouti (since 1894).
In the Pacific Ocean basin: Indochina (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia), New Caledonia, Tahiti, Vanuatu, the Marquesas Islands.