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Officially the French Republic is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands

the French revolution of 1848. With the latter stopped the tendency for Paris and its population to topple the government of France (by and large, what is known as French Revolutions were revolutions … of the Paris region, with the rest of France usually indifferent or actively opposed) while the former is the last large scale uprising against the Government (but it is unclear it would have taken …
answered Jan 13 '14 by Olivier
1940 More than 2,200,000 French soldiers fought on the Western Front in 1940. This alone dwarfs the total number of any kind of military personnel under Vichy-France, of which only a fraction fought … for the Axis. French Free Forces before Operation Torch It is not so easy to determine the relative size of the Forces Françaises Libres compared to Vichy-France in the Levant and Madagascar campaigns …
answered Jan 14 '14 by Olivier
One of the great tactical lessons of WWII, first learned by German generals, is that even a strong army is relatively easy to defeat and relatively incapable of significant fighting if cut from its lo …
answered Nov 13 '13 by Olivier
I understand that Blue and Red were taken for the national flag since these colors, being a symbol of Paris, had been used by the citizens during the storm of the Bastille In fact, this is likely …
answered Apr 25 '14 by Olivier
though the history was supposed to be that of France). So who were these tyrants? These tyrants were presumably on the one hand Plectrude, the widow of Pépin of Herstal (the father of Charles …
answered Jan 18 '14 by Olivier
If one interprets this question as Why were the Merovingians so reviled at the peak of their power?, then the answer is easy: they weren't. At the peak of their power, the frankish kingdoms were the m …
answered Jan 20 '14 by Olivier
, they gained (of course moyennant finance, as we say in France) official recognition of their citizenship and the right to practice their religion. Among this Jewish community was a family called the … : nothing suggests that they were proportionally more involved in the slave trade than any other Atlantic trader of the time (in France at least, there never existed dedicated slave ships: slave trade was …
answered Jan 8 '14 by Olivier