High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Xavier Coppolani was a
French military and colonial leader, who was instrumental in the
colonial occupation and creation of modern-day Mauritania. Born to
Corsican parents in French-ruled Algeria, he was transferred to
Senegal to lead the expansion of colonial rule north of the Senegal
river, where Moorish tribes held firm against French rule. Their
tribal rivalries provided Coppolani with an opportunity, and in
1901, he drew up a plan for moving into the territory with a
combination of military and political strategies. Alliances were
drawn up with two of the main marabouts of the territory, Shaykh
Sidya Baba and Shaykh Saad Bouh, local leaders of Qadiriyya Sufi
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Lambert M. Surhone
• Miriam T. Timpledon
• Susan F. Marseken
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