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La Réunion et le mouvement de rétrocession de l’île Maurice à la France (1918-1921)

Pierre-Éric Fageol 1
1 CRESOI - Centre de Recherche sur les Sociétés de l'Océan Indien
OIES - Océan Indien : Espaces et Sociétés
Abstract : In keeping with the logic of the political impact of the First World War on the Empires, this article puts into perspective the retrocession movement of Mauritius to France between 1918 and 1921. Influenced by the debates of different peace conferences on the right of peoples to self-determination, the movement is defended by the Mauritian Creoles of French origin who advocate the idea of a return of the former “island of France” to the responsibility of the French colonial authorities. The Mauritian lobbies have been active in enlarging the debates in France and the United Kingdom as well as in their respective Empires. Our purpose therefore is to show the strength of an inter-colonial communication that influences the identity models of the colonies at stake.
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Pierre-Éric Fageol. La Réunion et le mouvement de rétrocession de l’île Maurice à la France (1918-1921). Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains, Presses Universitaires de France, 2018, pp.91-112. ⟨10.3917/gmcc.271.0091⟩. ⟨hal-01760062⟩

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