France did Nuclear Weapon Tests many times in an Island of South Pacific Ocean near New Zealand.
The People angered.
France brew up opposition members illegally.
New Zealand angered and arrested suspects.
France helped the escape of suspects by exploiting political power.
「虹の戦士号爆沈事件Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior」
The sinking of Rainbow Warrior, codenamed Opération Satanique, was a bombing operation by the "action" branch of the French foreign intelligence services, the Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (DGSE), carried out on 10 July 1985.
France initially denied responsibility, but two French agents were captured by New Zealand Police and charged with arson, conspiracy to commit arson, willful damage, and murder.
The scandal resulted in the resignation of the French Defence Minister Charles Hernu, while the two agents pleaded guilty to manslaughter and were sentenced to ten years in prison.
They spent a little over two years confined to the Polynesian island of Hao before being freed by the French government.
Several political figures, including then New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange, have referred to the bombing as an act of terrorism or state-sponsored terrorism.
Moruroa (Mururoa, Mururura), also historically known as Aopuni, is an atoll which forms part of the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean.
France undertook nuclear weapon tests between 1966 and 1996 at Moruroa and Fangataufa, causing international protests, notably in 1974 and 1995.
The number of tests performed on Moruroa has been variously reported as 175 and 181.
[Yahoo]July 28, 2022
Russia 'one of last imperial colonial powers', says France's Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron, on a visit to Benin Wednesday, branded Russia "one of the last imperial colonial powers" for its invasion of Ukraine.
"Russia launched an offensive against Ukraine. It's a territorial war, the likes of which we thought had disappeared from European soil.
"It's a war from the early 20th, even the 19th century," Macron said
(1) "we thought had disappeared from European soil."
He is concerning only Europe.
(2) "It's a war from the early 20th, even the 19th century,"
Many African countries got independence from Europe in 1960s.
Even now, France has colonial problems.
He is wrong, wrong, wrong.
Decolonisation of Africa
Rank Country[a] Colonial name Colonial power[b] Independence date[c] First head of state[d] Independence won through
2 South Africa
2009 French Caribbean general strikes
[Conversation]January 25, 2016
A decade after the riots, France has rewritten its colonial history
2017 social unrest in French Guiana