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History - De Napoléon à la seconde guerre mondiale


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In 1830 local divisions called Vendetta and crime appeared.

From 1836 under the domination of Louis Philippe many roads were built.

In 1840 Prosper Merimée Corsica became known with the more romantic reputation, through his novel Colomba.

In 1852 Napoleon III was proclaimed Emperor of France, he was warmly welcomed by the population upon his 1st trip to the island in 1860.Under his reign mineral industries and farming developed. The island seemed once again to find the ways of progress in peace.

In 1870 the war broke out between France and Prussia, the Bonaparte family was hold responsible for the misfortune of France, some deputies such as Clemenceau asked that Corsica no longer belong to the republic.

The governments of the republic left Corsica aside and once more penalised it by the customs laws of 1818 taxing the local products heavily upon their arrival on the continental harbours. Industry was also reduced and the economic life was hurt when in 1879 the phylloxera ravaged the vineyards and malaria on the eastern plains, which was not sanitized inspite of many governmental promises.
The misery continued forcing many Corsicans to live their country towards many other countries in the world.

From the beginning of the 20th century Corsicans demanded the means to develop the island by making the eastern plain liveable, the construction of roads through the villages and the cancellation of the customs law of 1818. But before the inertia of the public powers, the idea of an independent Corsica was born. The war of 1914-18 stopped this demand.

The Corsican commitment in this war as in the following will be on the contrary, not allied with France. Corsicans were sent to the front line, more than 20,000 young man died in the battle field. It was a real tragedy for the population f the island.

Starting in 1920 the nationalistic movements were reborn and claimed independence for the island under the protection of France.

Government effort went towards public instruction and national education. Each village had is on primary school, all children went to school but the Corsican language was formally forbidden. What's more the Geography books ignored the great potential of the island economy, explaining that it was a poor mountainous island. Corsican exodus towards the French colonies. Honorary bandits were many.

In 1931 to establish order the government of the 3rd republic sent a real army estimating that the law hadn’t been respected. The political man asked the responsible more moderation in their acts.