Most of the time Fashoda, the colonial crisis in Sudan, in alternate history is used as a way for the British to launch a desultory smack down of the French. To reverse that, with a POD of an intense colonial crisis which directs French attention towards Britain and unites French policies in rivalry against them, from a decade before the 1898 crisis of Fashoda between France and Britain, what sort of strategy(ies) could the French adopt to be able to either win the resultant war or make a war costly enough for Britain that it backs down? "Winning" can be Pyrrhic in that the French defeat England but are profoundly weakened by the conflict militarily, economically, or strategically, but they do have to succeed to win the war itself. Unhelpful comments for which their posters will be guillotined: 1)The Royal Navy is unbeatable so it is worthless trying. 2)Anything involving white flags or surrender. 3)France needs to focus on Germany: That's not the point, the point is a Franco-British war, that is discussed in every other thread.