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Остров Сахалин, по своему контуру напоминающий огромного осетра, занимающий 30 тысяч квадратных миль и расположенный к северу от Японии, использовался царским правительством в качестве каторжной колонии с 1868 по 1905 гг.

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Au XIXe siècle, en France, l’envoi aux colonies était conçu comme une forme de punition. Cet envoi résultait de diverses mesures, de natures juridiques différentes et dont l’emploi a été très variable – certaines ont été mises en œuvre très ponctuellement, d’autres massivement pendant de très longues périodes. Il y avait ainsi des peines judiciaires, […]

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The history of the penal colony (bagne) of New Caledonia is interwoven with that of another, more infamous French penal colony: French Guiana.

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Van Diemen’s Land was the name used by Europeans for the large island of Tasmania, located off the southern coast of the Australian mainland.

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Between 1787 and 1868 over 160,000 convict men, women and children were transported to Australia. The largest forced exile of citizens in modern history.

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