Political map of Sub-Saharan Africa 25 September 1940 (Debacle at Dakar): The Fall of France led to the creation of two opposing French governments: the Vichy French, who agreed to collaborate with Germany, and the General Charles de Gaulle's Free French, who advocated continuing the war from the colonies. De Gaulle had little support until August 1940, when the French colonies of Equatorial Africa and Cameroun revolted against Vichy authority and joined his cause. This success encouraged the Allies to move on Dakar in the hope of also winning over French West Africa (Battle of Dakar), but the attempt was a failure which only hardened Vichy resistance.