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French Cameroun

Alliance Neutral or Non-Belligerent
Possessing Power France
Population in 1939 2,500,000


ww2dbaseIn 1918, the German colony of Kamerun was divided between the British and the French as League of Nations mandates. The larger portion was given to the French, which was renamed Cameroun. During WW2, Free French troops landed in Cameroun on 27 Aug 1940 and removed Vichy French Governor Richard Brunot, thus securing control of the central African colony (nearby to the east, the larger colony of French Equatorial Africa likewise forced to change its allegiance to the Free French on 12 Nov 1940). In 1960, independence was granted, creating the Republic of Cameroon.

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Last Major Update: Sep 2017

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