Settler Colonialism Uncovered

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In an effort to garner support for the flagging Restoration government of Charles X, France launched an attack on Algiers in repayment for the perceived insults suffered.

In 1798, Napoleon I invaded Egypt, and to feed his troops, bought grain from merchants in Algeria, but he never paid them back. In 1814, the next French government ignored the previous regime's debts until, finally, in 1827, the governor of Algiers…