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Francia-icon Charlemagne
N'oubliez jamais que nous sommes la nation française.
 
Emmanuel Macron
president of France-icon Franceball

France-icon Franceball (alias French-icon Franceballe; born 481), officially France-icon French Fifth Republicball, is a culturally, military and economically successful countryball who loves poems, architecture and cheese. She is the outcome of Francia-icon Franciaball built in Gaul-icon Gaulball on the ruins of SPQR-icon SPQRball (last survivor of this event) and thus, the matrix of post-Roman accident.

She still has a half-friendly rivalry against UK-icon UKball, who treacherously stole her America she says, and who sucks at cooking. Franceball also retained some of her imperial possessions, such as French Guyana-icon French Guianaball, Réunion-icon Réunionball or French Polynesia-icon French Polynesiaball who are splendid children who have many good things to cook and who constitutes for her a gigantic maritime space to swim and to cruise warships. France-icon Franceball conquered a very large part of the planet but is told not to be good at fighting by USA-icon USAball, because of her schizophrenia in WW2 despite of the final ass kicking of Germany-icon Germany. But usually, she tags along with USA-icon USAball with Middle-Eastern conflicts (Even told so, France-icon Franceball military-talking the most powerful European ball, and she hides a dark side of military pride, Napoleonic-icon Napoleonic and Kingdom of Jerusalem-icon Crusader dreams). Because she is so beautiful, she also has the most tourists visiting her clay in the world and is currently experiencing a permanent strike. 

Franceball is a member of the G7 as a member of the G20 (or Group of Twenty), a group formed by the countryballs that have the 19 largest economies plus her son the EU-icon EUball. She is also a permanent member of the UN-icon UNball Security Council.

Her national day is on 14th of July (Bastille day). But her birthday is in 25th December, the day of the baptism of king Clovis the 1st and the symbolic alliance between Frankish and Gaulish powers. Her astrological sign is Capricorn. The French election ended on May 7 and the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron defeated far right candidate Marine Le Pen.

(Strong incompatibility with Taurus as UK-icon UKball)

Histoire / History

Ancient History Francia-icon (200BC-1200AD)

France-icon Franceball (known as Francia-icon Franciaball in her teenage) is the biological daughter of Gaul-icon Gaulball (she inherited her clay) and SPQR-icon SPQRball, and also sister of UK-icon UKball by adoption. Her father, SPQR-icon SPQRball, was a harsh trainer but otherwise a loving father who taught them nice pools, Christianity and the art of Imperialism. When SPQR-icon SPQRball died (killed by Germania-icon Germaniaball), however, they were left as orphans, and the once-siblings, became rivals who always tried to up each other in the game of World Domination, to be the one and only successor of SPQR-icon SPQRball, aka the Imperium. The siblings have always fought each other ever since and she became a great kingdom in Gaulball and Germanaball. In this game, and with the kebab expansion of the 600's, Francia-icon Franciaball became the only survivor of the post SPQR-icon SPQRball first generation balls after having sequestred Kingdom of France-icon Burgundyball. Taking her clay from the north side, she fixed her capital in Paris-icon Parisball, even if Lyon-icon Lyonball was the one of Gaul-icon Gaulball and strongest in this time.

After she defeated the kebab barbarians on their clay in 732, she won ever more prestige and became a powerful centralized state in Europe, recycling the western Roman Empire with Charlemagne (damned by Byzantine-icon Byzantineball). But just released from the kebab attacks, she was harassed by Kalmar Union-icon Nordicball and offered him a place in his clay to calm him, creating Normandy-icon Normandyball who should protect Paris-icon Parisball from the sea side.

While England-icon Englandball established relative control over her rainy clay, Franceball expanded her empire into Germania-icon Germania, Italy, Spain and Kingdom of France-icon Burgundyball, diffusing Catholicism, Latin language and her cooking and architecture over there, but her clay was divided in tree parts in 843. This event built a kind of other Franceball, in east in Germania-icon Germaniaball, a clone in other words, who kept le empire title and begun HRE-icon HREball.

In 1066, her step-brother Normandy-icon Normandyball conquered England-icon Englandball's clay, resulting in Franceball's political and cultural domination of England-icon Englandball's clay for some centuries. This is why all smart and sophisticated words come from her cool language.

In 1090's some french balls (Occitania-icon Toulouseball Flanders-icon Flandersball, Normandy-icon Normandyball and many else) started the first crusade up, claiming Jerusalem-icon Jerusalemcube and took it in 1098 after building a new countryball in Levant, Kingdom of Jerusalem-icon Kingdom of Jerusalemball. For the next centuries, Franceball has been the primordial european arbitrator of the political events of Mediterranea and Orient, being sometime in open war with Byzantine-icon Byzantineball, Turkey-icon Turkeyball and Egypt-icon Egyptball.

France Médiévale Kingdom of France-icon (1200-1610)

A long period of self-fulfillment continued in this context. Kingdom of France-icon Franceball developed new architecture as the "french art" (alias gothic), new recipes, her language, her courteous feeling and a new concept of chivalry that are so fashion. Her aristocracy infiltrated many trones in Europe as Navarre-icon Navarreball, England-icon Englandball, Byzantine-icon Byzantineball, Savoy-icon Savoyball, Sicily-icon Kingdom of Sicilyball, Naples-icon Kingdom of Naplesball or Hungary-icon Hungaryball. Attracted by wine, sciences and sun, England-icon Englandball harassed her since the XIth century. After having a first time completely rid herself of her painfull presence, Franceball began a great modernization work at home. Jealous as ever, England-icon Englandball, HRE-icon HREball and Flanders-icon Flandersball decided to bash her into an imposing coalition. So in 1214 HRE-icon HREball and Flanders-icon Flandersball attacked her to the head while England-icon Englandball attacked simultaneously in the back (like he usually does). Kingdom of France-icon Franceball counter-attacked and severely kicked them all at the battles of Castillon and Bouvines, strengthening her main position in Occident.

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Later, the Hundred Years' War was a series of conflicts waged from 1337 to 1453 pitting England-icon Englandball, against Kingdom of France-icon Franceball for control of her clay and finishing by the definitive expulsion of England-icon Englandball of her ground. Here is a full list of English-French rivalry. With a tactics of entrenchment and archery which put an end to the chivalrous methods of Franceball, England-iconEnglandball defeated her at Crecy in 1346, and Poitiers in 1356, taking enormous part of her land which was reconquered and conquered again during decades. To make matters worse for her, a civil war begun between the feodal guilds of Burgundy-icon Burgundyball and Centre-Val de Loire-icon Orleansball (who successively allied themselves to Englandball) and, as detail, the Black Death destroyed most of her resources in the 1340s and 1350s. However she had the pleasure of watching it spread to England-icon Englandball and also watching his civil war, known as the Wars of the Roses. In 1415, after a particularly humiliating defeat by her brother at Agincourt ("Azincourt" for civilzed people), after which almost half her clay was occupied by him, she secretly vowed to get his act together again. In 1429, she did just that, kicking his arse at Orleans and retaking Paris to Burgundy-icon Burgundyball. But in 1431, with Burgundy-icon Burgundyball's help, Englandball captured and burned her secret to power.

However, Burgundy-icon Burgundyball abandoned England-icon Englandball when Kingdom of France-icon Franceball developed her new fatal toy: the powdered artillery regiments to solve all her problems. She reclaimed most of her clay by 1453, with the exception of Calais city which was the first "Gibraltarball" of UKball (recovered in 1558), ending the systematic looting of its pretty gardens.

But a kind of cold war begun with Burgundy-icon Burgundyball. Kingdom of France-icon Franceball built a large anti-Burgundyball club with Savoy-icon Savoyball, Switzerland-icon Switzerlandball, Lorraine-icon Lorraineball, Alsace-icon Alsaceball and Milan-icon Milanball which isolated Burgundy-icon Burgundyball. This proxy war ended in the battle of Nancyball in 1477 and with the desintegration of burgundian states between Franceball and Habsburg family, preparing tree centuries of intensive wars between Spain-icon Spainball and Franceball for the recovery of this ex "Grand duché d'Occident".

By the 1480s, Kingdom of France-icon Franceball moved into the Renaissance of the 1500s as Burgundy-icon Burgundyball did 30 years before and Italy-icon Italyball before again. She tried to capture Milan-icon Milanball and Naples-icon Kingdom of Naplesball whe were claimed by Aragon-icon Aragonball, destroying the italian clay in a hard conflict with him and, by extension with Spain-icon Spainball who became rich and strongest after discovering Americas. She made temporarily Lyon-icon Lyonball her capital to be closer to Italy-icon Italyball but failed to conquer his clay.

So after having Milan-icon Milanball, Naples-icon Kingdom of Naplesball, Sicily-icon Kingdom of Sicilyball, some parts of Burgundy-icon Burgundyball, 3/4 of Navarre-icon Navarreball's clay, united his kingdoms and was elected as boss of HRE-icon HREball, Spain-icon Spainball totaly circled Kingdom of France-icon Franceball in a giant empire. She tried to find allies in Poland-icon Polandball, England-icon Englandball and Ottoman-icon Ottoman Empireball.

Apart from the occasional war with England-icon Englandball in 1512 and 1525/6, tensions between the two siblings lowered as they celebrated together at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. That was the occasion to humiliate culturally and sportively England-icon Englandball. In 1555, Franceball reclaimed Calais from him, and set about organising her army and navy for overseas exploration, colonisation, and trade. In 1559, however, Franceball ended her alliance with England-icon Englandball's brother Scotland-icon Scotlandball, after he became Presbyterian, and kicked her out of Leith, and set about massacring Protestant Huguenots in 1572 when they began to think about a dynasty reversal. She also began reclaiming her frontiers. By 1600, after having fought Spain-icon Spainball a lot, and building some overseas colonies, she was the most influential ball in Europe once again.

Ancien Régime New France-icon (1610-1789)

In the 1660s, Kingdom of France-icon Franceball had become a rich and prosperous nation, built some colonies in East India Company-icon India and in the Americas as New France-iconNew Franceball (future Quebec-icon Quebecball) and spent all her time to bash Spain-icon Spainball. However, she had been badly traumatised by the Thirty Years War (1618-1648). The resulting Peace of Westphalia in 1648 had seen the European political spectrum shift dramatically, and in 1682, Franceball completed an ambitious project of hers, the Palace of Versailles, which rivalled all other palaces in Europe. She had also made some conquests in the Lorraine-icon Lorraineball east in the 1670s and 1680s.

She was also involved in European conflicts, such as the Nine Years War, and the War of the Spanish Succession in the 1700s. She had also not forgotten about England-icon Englandball's humiliation of herself in the Middle Ages, and tried to extract revenge by supporting the Catholic Irelandball in 1691 against England-icon Englandball, albeit half-heartedly. In 1718, Franceball briefly reconciled with her brother, the newly-united UK-icon UKball to fight Spain-icon Spainball in the War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718-1720).

In 1730, Kingdom of France-icon Franceball was at a new height, having a string of colonies in the Americas, governed by her son New France-icon New Franceball, and an alliance with the soon-to be anschlussed Madrasball. She had adopted children such as San Domingoball (later succeded by his son Haiti-icon Haitiball), Martinique-icon Martiniqueball, and Guadelopeball. And yet, she wanted more. In 1745, the War of the Austrian Sucession saw her take most of Austrian Netherlands-icon Austrian Netherlandsball's (fossil of Burgundy-icon Burgundyball passed from Spain-icon Spainball to Austria-icon Austriaball during the Habsbourg area) clay, only to be forced to hand it back in 1748 by the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle. Her desperate attempts to get revenge on UK-icon UKball culminated in the Diplomatic Revolution, and the Seven Years War of 1754-1763, during which she lost India, Americas, and the Carribean. The humiliating Treaty of Paris in 1763 saw her lose most of her colonial possessions, and New France-icon New Franceball was held captived by UK-icon UKball to be raised with ColAmerica-icon Thirteen Coloniesball.

In 1776, ColAmerica-icon Thirteen Coloniesball declared independence from his father UK-icon UKball, and seeing her chance to get even with her brother, sent supplies and ammunition to help her nephew. Kingdom of France-iconFranceball went personally in 1778 to help him, tripling his forces. Despite UK-icon UKball's help from Iroquois Confederacy-icon Iroquoisball and Hesse-icon Hesseball, he was unable to prevail the french and rebell forces, and was forced to pull out of America in 1781, after the blockage of his fleet by Kingdom of France-icon Franceball at the Siege of Yorktown, and another Treaty of Parisball in 1783 forced him to recognize his son as the newly-independent USA-icon USAball who just mumbled a "thank you" to her and began to watch Louisianaball with appetite. Helping her nephew, however, had cost Kingdom of France-icon Franceball a lot of money, which meant that she was now deeply in debt. Her extravagant lifestyle contributed to her financial problems, and despite scientific breakthroughs and discoveries in the Enlightenment, new ideals of Liberty and Equality had penetrated her mind, and in 1789, she had a complete personality change France-icon. This alarmed her ally Austria-icon Austriaball, her hated neighbour UK-icon UKball and the other European balls who were still conservatively minded.

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VivelaspinRévolution and Napoleonic Wars Napoleonic-icon (1789-1815)

In 1792, Napoleonic-icon Franceball declared herself to be a republic, and won the Battle of Valmy against Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussia and Austria-icon Austriaball attempting to seize her clay. The First Coalition was formed against her by UK-icon UKball and Austria-icon Austriaball, and as a result, in 1793, Napoleonic-icon France set about purging her memories of the Bourbon past. However, she found herself descending into madness and schizophrenia, as the civil war in the Vendee (1793-1796) and the Terror (1793-94) nibbled away at her sanity. By 1794 UK-icon UKball had invaded Flanders with the help of Luxembourg-icon Dutch Republicball and HRE-icon Holy Roman Empireball but was defeated and chased away by Napoleonic-icon Franceball in 1795. But by 1795, she had a new personality, the first European republic ball, and set about taking her lands back. In 1796-7, she invaded Piedmont-icon Piedmontball, Savoy-icon Savoyball and the Papal States-icon Papal Statesball's clay, emptying Vatican-icon Vatican Cityball's treasury, and marching into Vienna. The Second Coalition was formed to stop her in 1793, and her brother UK-icon UKball blockaded her port at Toulon in 1797, but failed to stop his advancing upon Malta-icon Maltaball and Egypt-icon Egyptball in 1798. He did, however, succeed in destroying her ships at the Battle of the Nile while she was distracted by Ottoman-icon Ottoman Empireball in Syria, so in 1799, she left Egypt-icon Egypt and returned to Europe.

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In 1800, Napoleonic-icon France defeated Austria-icon Austriaball at the Battle of Marengo, and defeated HRE-icon Holy Roman Empireball the following year. The Peace of Amiens in 1802 that came after UK-icon UKball's temporary defeat offered her a bit of a breather, but she realized she was running low on funds. So in 1803, she sold the Louisiana Territory to USA-icon USAball for 15,000,000 USD, and declared herself an Empire in 1804. However, her navy was utterly annihilated at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 by UK-icon UKball, and realizing she was better at land warfare, she spent most of his money on her Grand Armée. In 1805 UK-icon UKball funded a coalition against Franceball in an attempt to remove Bonapartist sentiments from her, in response Napoleonic-icon France marched onto central Europe where she defeated Russian-Empire-icon Russia and Austria-icon Austriaball at Austerlitz, resulting in the dissolution of HRE-icon Holy Roman Empireball. In 1806, she won the twin battles of Iéna and Auerstadt, then Tilsit against Russian Empireball, and also against Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball, and the Confederation of the Rhine, which gave her domination of Continental Europe. She resurrected Poland-icon Polandball and implemented the Continental System, an attempt to embargo UK-icon UKball into submission. Austria-icon Austriaball was defeated again in 1809 at the battle of Wagram, and the Treaty of Schoenbrunn was signed.

In 1808, she began the Peninsular War (1808-1814), against Spain-icon Spainball, who no longer co-operated with her, and she took Madrid in 1809, forcing Portugal-icon Portugalball and Kingdom of the Two Sicilies-icon Kingdom of the Two Siciliesball into exile. By 1811, Napoleonic-icon Franceball ruled much of Europe, having defeated the Third and Fourth and Fifth Coalitions, with Austria-icon Austriaball, UK-icon UKball and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussia subdued. Drunk on success & confidence, she invaded Russian-Empire-icon Russia's massive clay via Warsaw. She advanced into Smolensk and Moscow, which Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball had destroyed in advance, so she found nothing. Starving and bitterly cold and disappointed, she headed home, only to find the road blocked at Maloyaroslavets, forcing her into combat with Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball at Borodino in the winter of 1812. She won the battle, but the winter caused her to weaken, and she barely made it back to her clay, with her prestige in tatters.

The War of the Sixth Coalition saw Napoleonic-icon Franceball shamed further by the Confederation of the Rhine and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball at the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, and her defeat in Spain in 1814. By mid-1814, the armies of the Sixth Coalition were advancing on her clay, and she decided to send her Bonapartist sentiments to Elba. However, they escaped, and by June 1815, it was back on her former clay, with her army back, and she marched on Brussels, but was stopped at Les Quatres Bras, where she defeated Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball. However, UK-icon UKball and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball managed to finally defeat her at the Battle of Waterloo, whereupon she was given therapy by the Concert of Europe, and her personality changed back into her old self (mostly). Her Bonapartist sentiments were sent to UK-icon UKball's son St. Helenaball's clay , and it died in 1821.

Vivelaspin Révolutions and Wars (1815-1914)

After 1815, the Concert of Europe was set up to help Europe recover from Napoleonic-icon France's rampage. She became once again, a secondary power to UK-icon UKball, who dominated the world unquestionably during the Pax Britannica, and focused on overseas colonies. Her new continental possessions had been removed from her, and in the 1820s and 1830s she invaded much of the Algerian coastline, seizing control from the Barbary pirates. In 1830, she had another change of personality, albeit a much smaller one this time, which did not have much effect upon her. In 1832, she had a brief period of schizophrenia.

Franceball took advantage of the Industrial Vivelaspin Revolution to expand her economy and industry. She had yet another personality change in 1848, along with Austria-icon Austriaball, and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball, and declared herself a republic once again. However, in 1852, she became an Empire again. This time, she sought to co-operate with her brother, having matured. They worked together in the Crimean War against Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball with Ottoman-icon Ottoman Empireball in 1853-56, and again in 1859-60 in Qing-icon Qing Chinaball's clay in the Second Opium War. During the Second Empire, Franceball adopted Savoieball and Nice-icon Niceball from Sardinia-icon Sardiniaball, who later became Italian-Empire-icon Italyball in 1861, after Franceball helped him libertae Italian Stateballs from Austriaball in 1859; and then she experienced a revival in the arts and sciences, with new buildings , such as the Pantheon, the Opera Garnier, and the Napoleon III apartments in the Louvre. Franceball claimed new colonies by adopting New Caledonia-icon New Caledoniaball in 1853, and Cochinchinaball in 1862.

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France throughout the 1800s, (Credit to NotExistor)

However, France's luck declined from 1863 onwards. She tried to help Austria-icon Austriaball onto Mexico-icon Mexicoball's clay, but Mexico-icon Mexicoball defeated miraculously them both, and she left in frustration. In 1866, Austria-icon Austriaball and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball were at war with each other, and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball and the North German Confederation tried to gain Franceball's guarantee of neutrality. She was too busy eyeing Luxembourg-icon Luxembourgball's clay to notice, however, and after an unsatisfactory reply was produced to Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball, he invaded Franceball's clay in 1870, defeating her at Metzball and Sedan, and laying siege to Paris. She was humiliated once more, and sought revenge after Prussia, who became German Empire-icon German Empireball, in 1871 (in her own palace of Versailles), and took her Alsace-icon Alsaceball and eastern Lorraine-icon Lorraineball clay.

After the defeat of 1870, Franceball descended into madness again, but the Third Republic was declared in 1871, and came to be a long-lasting cure for Franceball's constant fits of madness and personality changes. By 1884, she had recovered enough to participate in the Scramble of Africa, kidnapping and adopting Senegal-icon Senegalball, Gabon-icon Gabonball, Upper Voltaball, Tunisia-icon Tunisiaball and Dahomeyball. She gradually became stable again, donating and receiving gifts (the Statue of Liberty to USA-icon USAball in 1886, and the Eiffel Tower in 1889), and entered the prosperity of the Belle Epoque of the 1890s, with only the Dreyfuss Affair of 1895 to worry her. She invaded Madagascar in 1895, and formed alliances with her brother UK-icon UKball formally in 1904, and Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball, in 1907, to form the Triple Entente, or the Entente Cordiale, to protect herself against German Empire-icon German Empireball's growing strength. She longed to recover her provinces of Alsace-icon Alsaceball and Lorraine-icon Lorraineball, so when war broke out in 1914, she enthusiastically launched Plan 17, and attacked German Empire-icon German Empire's western Rhine border.

Guerres Mondiales Free France-icon (1914-1945)

However, German Empire-icon German Empireball had activated his Schliffen Plan, and attacked through Belgium-icon Belgiumball's clay, which slowed him down slightly, giving Franceball valuable time to mobilize her army. Franceball defended Paris at the bloody battle of the Marne, while her brother outflanked German Empire-icon German Empireball in the Race to the Sea. In 1915, German Empire-icon German Empireball used poison-gas and aerial-bombers at Mons, and beat up Franceball at Neuve-Chapelle but was defeated by Franceball at Verdun in 1916. By 1917, the tide of war was turning, as Franceball and her allies captured all of German Empire-icon German Empireball's overseas colonies, and despite Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball's personality change, they were supplemented by USA-icon USAball's help, who helped defeat German Empire-icon German Empireball at the Meuse-Argonne offensive in spring 1918. Franceball and UK-icon UKball accepted an armistice, which went into effect on the 11th of November, 1918.

As Austria-icon Austriaball, German Empire-icon German Empireball was completely dismembered, and his son, Germany-icon Germanyball, was forced by Franceball to pay massive reparations of 6.6 billion pounds, and also forced to sign the humiliating Treaty of Versailles in 1919 at the Paris Peace Conference. Alsace-Lorraine clay was returned to Franceball, who received the Levant, Kamerunball, Togolandball, and the Saarland as well, and Germany-icon Germanyball was forbidden from uniting with Austria-icon Austriaball, or arming the Rhinelands, bordering Franceball's clay. When hyperinflation set in in Germany-icon Weimar Republicball's clay in 1923, he tried to postpone payments, only for an enraged Franceball to occupy his Ruhr clay. She left in 1925, after Germany-icon Germanyball signed the Locarno Treaties, and joined the League of Nations, of which she already was a founding member of, in 1926, satisfied that she was now safe. She also signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928 in favour of disarmament, but just as it looked as though the world was headed for peace, it was plunged into the Great Depression by the Wall Street Crash in USA-icon USAball's stock market in 1929.

Without USA-icon USAball's loans, Franceball's economies ground to a halt, as Germany-icon Germanyball became Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball, intent on avenging ReichTime Reichtangle in 1933, and Italian-Empire-icon Italyball became fascist. Not wanting another War, UK-icon UKball and Franceball used a policy of appeasement in the 1930s, which included giving Nazi Germanyball the Saarland back, allowing him to rearm the Rhineland-Palatinate-icon Rhinelands, and re-occupy Danzig. After the 1938 Anschluss, and the Czech crisis of 1938, the 1933 Four Powers Pact and the Munich Agreement were signed, but immediately over-stepped by Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball in 1939 when he invaded Second Polish Republic-icon Polandball's clay.

In 1939-1940, Nazi-icon Nazi Germany blitzkrieged through Denmark-icon Denmarkballs clay, Norway-icon Norwayball's clay, the Low Countries, and invaded Franceball's clay, by coming around the Maginot Line and taking Paris. She was raped, and fled to her brother UK-icon UKball's clay after their retreat at Dunkirk where she did an heroic barrage to save him. There, she became Free France-icon Free Franceball. Her German son Vichy France-icon Vichy Franceball was trained to govern Franceball's former clay for his father, who invaded the Balkans, Kingdom of Greece-icon Greece's clay, and Eastern Europe. In 1941, Japanese-Empire-icon Japanball, who had invaded her adoptive son French Indochina-icon French Indochinaball's clay bombed USA-icon USAball's navy at Pearl Harbour, causing him to enter the war. He was given permission to land in Franceball's North African possessions, via Operation Torch, to drive Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball out of North Africa.

Meanwhile, Soviet-icon Sovietball had defeated Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball in 1943 at Stalingrad and Kursk, while the battle of El-Alamein was won by the Allies. In 1944, she landed at the beaches of her southern clay and Monte Cassio in Operation Dragoon, and also in Normandy-icon Normandyball in June 1944. Free Franceball liberated Paris in September, and pushed with the Allies into the Ardennes in the winter of 1944-45. By May 1945, followed by Vichy France-icon Vichy Franceball, who was dissolved, and Japanese-Empire-icon Japanball, who was bombed by USA-icon USAball, Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball was dead, his clay invaded by Soviet-icon Sovietball, Free France-icon Free Franceball, UK-icon UKball, USA-icon USAball and their allies.

Franceball stood next to Germanyball's corpse waiting for him to open his eyes again. Mysteriously, she had fallen in love with Germanyball at his bedside. Soviet-icon Sovietball and the Western Allies partitioned Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball's clay formally in 1948, and the following year, Franceball gave her sector to Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball's sons, Austria-icon Austriaball and Germany-icon West Germanyball, and they joined NATO-icon NATO. She became a permanent member of the newly-formed Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies (UN security council), and declared the Fourth Republic. She also created and held on to Saar Protectorate-icon Saar Protectorateball until 1957.

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History of Franceball

After World War II and the conclusion of her double old vendetta against both destroyed Austria-icon Austriaball and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball, Franceball began to flourish again. But the disastrous 1946 war of decolonization in Indochina, where Vietnam-icon North Vietnamball and South Vietnam-icon South Vietnamball, as well as Cambodia-icon Cambodiaball and Laos-icon Laosball gained their independence in the 1954 Geneva Accords following Franceball's Dien Bien Phu defeat left her relatively destitute. She then let some of the African colonies, namely French West Africa-icon French West Africaball and French Equatorial Africa-icon French Equatorial Africaball go without a fight, by referendum, being not able to offer French citizen equality to all the subjects of the Empire without making of her own European population an ethnic minority. In 1958 she formed the Fifth Republic's system to resolve a major political crisis in the decolonization context, but was forced to give up her last major colonial possession, Algeria-icon Algeriaball, up in 1962 following the Evian Accords to stop a steril bloody war. By now she had already formed the EU-icon EECball (later EU-icon EUball )'s predecessor entity, the European Coal and Steel Union in 1951, and through the 1956 Treaty of Rome, married Germany-icon West Germanyball and gave birth to EEC (EU-icon EUball) in the Treaty of Utrecht the following year. She put a vet at the entrance of UK-icon UKball's in EU-icon EUball considering he's just a troll (future showed that he was) but he entered in 1973 after President De Gaulle's death. She had a brief madness anti-systemic period in 1968 with a love story with Soviet-icon Sovietball and China-icon Chinaball, origin of her current migraines.

Her Gaullist era ended in 1970, but she continues to be a massive influence of world politics, and in the 1990s was essential in the reorganization of her son EU-icon EUball. People come from all over once more to visit her clay and she once again became a vibrant countryball of culture, arts and sports. In 1998, her beloved "Bleus" won the World Cup on home clay in the mythic Stadium of Franceball. Franceball also hosts the French Open tennis tournament at Roland-Garros, as well as the Tour de France bicycle race, which has been travelling annually across her clay every July since 1903 (except during the World Wars). It is the highlight of Franceball's summer because it brings millions of cycling fans to her clay from all over the world.

After the kebabs attack against USA-icon USAball on September 11, 2001, France-icon Franceball tried to mobilize oriental balls against terrorist groups based on their clay and put her veto on the USA-icon USAball's project to invade Iraq-icon Iraqball, interpreting it with insight as a desire for oil orgy. As a vendeta, USA-icon USAball began a moral bashing game against Franceball and a destruction one on Iraq-icon Iraqball's clay.

Franceball was host of two FIFA World Cup in the past: the first time in 1938, and the second time in 1998.

2015: Year of tragedies and terrorist attacks

The 2015 was the Year of tragedys and terrorist attacks of Franceball, beacuse there are two major terrorist attacks happened in Paris-icon Parisball. From 7 January 2015 to 9 January 2015, terrorist attacks occurred across the Île-de-France region, particularly in Paris-icon Parisball. Three attackers killed a total of 17 in four shooting attacks, and police then killed the three assailants. The attacks also wounded 22 other people. The fifth shooting attack did not result in any fatalities. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility and said that the coordinated attacks had been planned for years. On January 7, 2015, two ISIS-icon ISISball gunmen shot 12 members of the staff at the headquarters of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo dead and 12 members wounded. On 8 January another ISIS-icon ISISball gunman shot a police officer and was killed. The gunner killed four more victims and took hostages on January 9 at a kosher supermarket near the Porte de Vincennes. Police tracked the assailants to an industrial estate in Dammartin-en-Goële, where ISIS-icon ISISball gunners took a hostage. French armed forces and police conducted simultaneous raids in Dammartin and Porte de Vincennes, killing all three ISIS-icon ISISball attackers. After 12 January 2015 and for an indefinite period, as part of Operation Sentinelle, nearly 10,500 military personnel were deployed in France to secure 830 sensitive places (school, churches, press organizations, etc ). On November 13, 2015, ISIS-icon ISISball attacked Paris-icon Parisball again. They started suicide bombings at outside of the Stade de France first, and continued into the streets of the city killing people at several cafes and at the Bataclan concert hall, where people attending a rock concert were also taken hostage. 137 Dead, around 500 were non-fatal injuries. The attack in Paris-icon Parisball on November 13, 2015 was the most devastating terrorist attacks in Franceball's history. As an answer, she sent her fighter planes to bomb and precipitate the decline of ISIS-icon ISISball on kebabs clay.

2016: Joy and Sadness

The year 2016 was a year of both joy and sadness for Franceball. After 7 years of futility, she finally could into a good result at the Eurovision Song Contest when she went to Sweden-icon Swedenball and finished in 6th place in the grand final with the extremely catchy song J'ai cherché, her best result in 14 years. A month later, she proudly hosted the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup soccer tournament. She rekt her husband Germany-icon Germanyball after kicking Icelandball in a funny "festival des buts" and finally lost in extra time to her brother Portugal-icon Portugalball. Still, the tournament was seen as a massive success bringing supporters throughout the metropolitan area.

On July 14 (Bastille Day), a day that was meant for celebration, tragedy struck when Nice-icon Niceball was run over by a truck. Because of what happened combined with the 2015 attacks at Charlie Hebdo and the Bataclan, Franceball has sworn never to forgive ISIS-icon ISISball for what they did. And despite the sadness, her beloved Tour de France went on, taking time to remember the victims of that horrible attack.

2017: A rollercoaster of good and hard times

On January 29, 2017, Franceball won the world men's handball championship. On that same day in Philippines-icon Philippinesball, she won Miss Universe - the only candidate from Europe to advance through the competition. She had waited over 60 years for this moment!

On 20 April, at 9:00 PM, a new attack happened on the Champs-Elysées. Three French National Police officers were shot by one of the gunners who believe in ISIS-icon ISISball (Karim Cheurfi) and one of the polices (Xavier Jugelé) was killed. One female tourist who is from Germany-icon Germanyball is seriously wounded. The gunner was then shot dead by the police. Franceball will still never forgive what ISIS-icon ISISball did before the presidential elections. She elect as president the young liberal Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! and kick put a temporary end to the conservative kebab remover Marine Le Pen influence, which created a big social divide in her clay.

Sadly, on June 19, 2017, a closed attack happened on the Champs-Elysées (terrorist attacked the police). No deaths, but only the terrorist is dead. But Franceball still worries about the possible attacks happening in the future.

Franceball was delighted to learn on July 31, 2017 that her dear Paris-icon Parisball would be hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics after Los Angeles-icon Los Angelesball made a deal with the IOC to host 2028 instead - it was made official on September 13, 2017 at the IOC's meetings in Peruball. She can't wait to welcome the world to her clay for that beautiful event for the first time in a century!

On October 10, 2017, she qualified for the World Cup in Russia-icon Russiaball (and is now looking to rekt Sweden-icon Swedenball for revenge over beating her in the June qualifiers).

Relationships

Copains / Amis (Friends)

  • Armenia-icon Armeniaball - Bon ami, remover of kebab. Encore un douze points, s'il vous plait?
  • Austria-icon Austriaball - Mon frère in law whom I had issues in the past. We're now living in peace and he is cool with moi since I reduced him to almost nothing =)
  • Belgium-icon Belgiumball - Bastard son. We tell bad jokes about each other. MY FRIES COME FROM MARSEILLE! FRENCH FRIES BEST FRIES! REMOVE WAFFLE ! But the fries come from moi, OK?
  • Canada-icon Canadaball - Mon son. Je really like him, he is nice and tolerant out of quebekers, indians nations, trees, oceans, animals... Canadaball is the favourite destination for our young students. My only problem with him is that he is part British but I will destroy it using my French genes. And as a detail he deported my Acadians, killed my Indian friends and forced l'Amérique to talk in english and eat abominations... berk ! Sometimes we confuse them with the Americans (Anyway those Anglos are all the same thing).
  • Gaul-icon Gaulball - Mon tree friend ancestor. He was of stronk!
  • Germany-icon Germanyball - Allemagne! ♥ Mon mari, who runs the EU. Can yuo stop winning every stage of mon Tour de France?
  • Spain-icon Spainball - Mon frère. We had a very turbulent relationship in the passé cause of Napoliball and Burgundyball but now we're good (that's nice he keep his capetian king)! I buy cheap cigarettes and drugs and vacation in his clay and in exchange I send hot chicks for his pleasure. Better company than Italyball.
  • Italy-icon Italyball - Mon frère. Only USAball think there is a rivalry between us. But there is no debate, my food is better, Mona Lisa is mine and I built you. Could you send me the Pope back to Avignonball? Anyways we always end up in a fight when we have to cook toghether
  • EU-icon EUball - Mon son. Well, be happy and don't mind my business S'il te plait.
  • Quebec-icon Quebecball - Mon favorite grandson with funny accent! Of worriyings a lot about genes Française being suppresed. I am waiting for his independance; or the constitution of a great transatlatic confederation of Franceball; or a new & old Franceball alliance; or all he wants... Also good funny poutine ! I don't talk about the russian guy. Gib Celine Dion's songs! Can yuo stop being angry all the time?
  • Louisiana-icon Louisianaball - Mon grandson living with USAball. I don't believe in him. He is now totally burgered.
  • Vietnam-icon Laos-icon Cambodia-icon Indochina balls - Mes adoptives sons in South East Asia. Also biggest Asian community in mon clay since they test communism and exterminations in their clays.
  • Philippines-icon Philippinesball - My Asian nephew via Spainball. I win! Merci for hostings Miss Universe 2016! It was mon pleasure to celebrate this wonderfulle event! Hollande made a state visit in Philippinesball's clay!
  • Netherlands-icon Netherlandsball - Ex-épouse, much of high all ze time. He go vacation in my clay. Part of Burgundyball, no..?
  • USA-icon USAball - Mon sarcastic and arrogant godson (but I suppose he has his good points), je gave him Louisiana-icon Louisianaball (he is un cool godson). Il helped me during WW1 (late but merci) and 2 (late but merci again). I also helped him kick UK-icon UKball's ass during his independence. It was an expensive but funny game. Je also gave him a state of moi (Statue de la Liberté). But his new président is weird. To me the only differences between him and his dad (UK-icon UKball) is that he don't like Football (Soccer), Monarchy and tea... In other things they are the same barbarians. But no vendetta, yet, from my side, he just insults me permanently cause of his cultural inferiority complex.
  • Monaco-icon Monacoball - Mon petit pet. Can into rich.
  • Serbia-icon Serbiaball - Of needings more help to remove ze kebabs, also good ally. Very sorry for bombing yuo in 1999, but I had the UN benediction. Also great remover of German in WW1 hon hon
  • Japan-icon Japanball - Un bon fan de moi. Merci for of lettings moi inspire ze Pokémon region of Kalos! I like the sumo concept.
  • Poland-icon Polandball - Good flirt friend with vodka and a complicated language. I have resurrected him with the dragon balls Napoléon in 1807 and he helped me when I invaded Russiaball during one of the coalitions (giving me typhoid -.- ). I always have to protect him since the XVIIIth century but he is worth it.
  • Australia-icon Australiaball - Many franceballs are big fans of crocodiles and kangouroux zis country! Je Of Building Submarines For Him. But sometimes we confuse them with the Americans or with Austrians (Anyway those Anglos are all the same thing).
  • New Zealand-icon New Zealandball - Mon Nephew. Both Love Rugby, And Helped Me In WW1 With Australie. Also Je Sorry For Bombing Your Ship In 1985. Never forget 2007 and 2011... But sometimes we confuse them with the Americans (Anyway those Anglos are all the same thing, though you act less Anglo than the others).
  • Qatar-icon Qatarball, Saudi Arabia-icon Saudi Arabiaball - Business partners from le Moyen Orient.
  • Argentina-icon Argentinaball - Mon nephew (The son of Espagne) and latin american BFF. I helped him to customize his cool music. Yuo remember "Last Tango in Paris"?
  • Chile-icon Chileball - Nephew. Je helped his people to escape in my clay after the coup d'état, but now I think he is... okay. His présidente is of French, Swiss, Greek and Basque ancestry. (Yuor vin sucks!)
  • Iran-icon Iranball - He exports good Oil to me and he like my Car Brands Peugeot, Citroen et Renault
  • Switzerland-icon Switzerlandball - Nous love your chocolate, Gib more of your best chocolate! And aussi, gib more banks for ze riches!
  • Bulgaria-icon Bulgariaball - Merci pour ze 12 points from ze televote in Eurovision 2017, je am happy vous like mon song zis year!
  • Mali-icon Maliball - Favorite African son. I help him removing ze jihadists on his clay.
  • Gabon-icon Gabonball - Puppet Adopted son in central Africa who have très bonnes relations with moi!
  • Tunisia-icon Tunisiaball - Il finally can into democracy, good for him! Very nice clay for vacationings.
  • India-icon Indiaball - Macron meet your prime minister! Also good friend.
  • Indonesia-icon Indonesiaball - Love mon wine! Psst! Don't be a friend with this a****** Italian! His wine and his food is ze worst! Have yuo try mon food?
  • Wallonia-icon Walloniaball - Mon son he wishes to unite with me. Shhhh don't let Belgium-icon know about this ok?
  • Niger-icon Nigerball - Mon African son who is of very poor. Am sorry for creating your borders... in which I not expect...*Pffft*... To Turn Out Looking Like Fried Chicken Drumstick!!! HONHONHONHONHON!!!
  • Iraq-icon Iraqball - Je helped you against ISIS. And Macron meet your prime minister! Vous are also a good friend.
  • Mauritania-icon Mauritaniaball - Mon African Kebab son. Uh, ze one with creepy smile that I gave him during my rampage. He loves me even after.
  • Chad-icon Chadball - Another son from Africa. One with bionic eyes I gave him as bye-bye gift and is very Chad-like.

Neutral (Frenemies)

  • UK-icon UKball - (Cousin) Eternel perfide et barbare traitor. Rosbif vicieux. Former rival and mon ex-husband who choose to leave l'EU which is of very funny!!! honhonhon!!! But he supportings me in both World Wars. Don't forget that je have French-icon La Francophonie, who have more members than your Common what? British Empire-icon Commonwealth! HonHon... Ah; before je forget... your language is very ugly. And your food... ehhh. Need help?
  • Russia-icon Russiaball - Mon history et culture REALLY relate to yours but mon godson USAball told me toi did bad lastly. Cousin, tell je the truth! Tant que j'y suis, tanks for DAESH! Also Macron meet Vladimir Putin-icon Putin.
  • Mexico-icon Mexicoball - My newphew. I am pyramidophile too! He of stronk against USAball's new président! BUT 1867 ZE WORST YEAR MON LIFE AND JE WANT BE FRIENDS!!
  • Brazil-icon Brazilball - Stop calling me a surrendering coward!!! But je help for the satellite. Hon hon! Never forget 1998 world cup! REMOVE HUE!!!
  • Haiti-icon Haitiball - Mon Caribbean rebellious son. Well... Do you regret your independence now? One more cataclysm?
  • Thailand-icon Thailandball - Many franceballs visits your country! BUT JE NEVER FORGET 1890!!!! HONHONHON!!! I hate more Siam. Don't make me addicted to farang=ATM.
  • Syria-icon Syriaball - My son. I promise je will help him aganist ISIS. BUT STOP SENDING MIGRANTS PLOX! DON'T YUO SEE WHAT HAPPEND IN PARIS & CALAIS??? MANY MANY MIGRANTS!!!
  • Romania-icon Romaniaball - He is my eastern brother. His capital it's called Little Paris or Eastern Paris. YUO POOR CORRUPTED SHIT STOP SENDING GYPSIES BEGGARS IN PARISI JUST HATE YOUR GYPSIES IN MON BEUTIFUL AND GLORIOUS COUNTRY GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY YUO GYPSY REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE GYPSY AND STOP COPYING ME YOU WILL NEVER BE AS SUCCESFUL AS ME, HON HON!
  • Algeria-icon Algeriaball - Very compliquée story de merde...
  • Portugal-icon Portugalball - Brother, fan and janitor. I have a big Portugalball community in my clay. NEVER FORGET EURO 2016 FINALE!!! 2016 WORST MATCH OF HISTORY!!!! REMOVE!!!! Mais, je liked your 2017 Eurovision song, it was ze very deserved winner. S'il te plait, build me a kitchen wall.

Bande de cons (Enemies)

  • Sweden-icon Swedenball - HOW DARE YOU REMOVE MY BEAUTIFUL BORK? IF YOU REMOVE IT THEN I WILL MAKE ONE MYSELF! HONHONHON, JE CAN INTO WORLD CUP! JE WILL REKT TOI AFTER TU BEAT ME IN JUNE! JE WILL GET MON REVENGE!!! ALSO, HE BEATED ME IN EUROVISION 1991. (Ne pas of worrying, frère Italy, je will rekt him for both of us!) Also, I rekted toi in female handball et Eurovision 1977!
  • Cameroon-icon Cameroonball - My son who HATE ME!!! MORE YUO INSULTING MOI, MORE JE WILL CONTROL YOURS ECONOMY!!! THE WORST COLONY I HAVE!! STOP TALKING ABOUT YOUR FORMER FATHER, GERMANY!!! Petite m...
  • Donald Trump-icon Donald Trump - WTF??! WHY YOU IS REFUSER LES ACCORDS DU SOMMET DE PARIS! WHY! ALSO NEVER FORGIVINGS YUO FOR NAMINGS MY BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN SONS SHITHOLES!!! TEACH ME MORE ABOUT DEALING WITH MIGRANTS!!
  • Croatia-icon Croatiaball (sometimes) MAD COS I TOOK ISTRIA ONCE GIB ISTRIA

FILS DE PUTES PIRES ENNEMIS!!! (biggest enemies)

  • ISIS-icon ISISball - What ze..?! Yuo... yuo... YUO!!!!! ENOUGH AVEC ZE ATTACKS WHAT HAVE YUO DONE!!! CHARLIE HEBDO, PARIS, NICE, SAINT ETIENNE DU ROUVRAY AND THE CHAMPS-ELYSEES X2??!!!! F*** F*** ISIS!!!! REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE ISISBALL, YUO ARE ZE WORST COUNTRYBALL OF THE EARTH!!!!! STOP RADICALIZING MY PEOPLE WITH YUORS IDEOLOGIE!!!!! I - WILL - BURST YOU!! VA TE FAIRE FOUTRE SALE TERRORISTE DE MERDE! FUCK YOU IN ZI ASS! TAKE OPÉRATION CHAMMAL DANS TON CUL!
  • Gypsy-icon Gypsyball - REMOVE GYPSY FROM PREMISES!!
  • Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball - 1940 WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE!! NEVER FORGET THE PARTITION AND DEPORTATION! REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE NAZIS!!!! Take a Bir Hakeim et Dunkirk dans ta gueule for life!!
  • England-icon Englandball - Just E V I L. I will reduce you to the sickly and primitive half island you've always been. Well I guess that opportunity is gone. Meh I guess we are sort of friends. Basically same relationship as UKball. Will help me when needed and vise versa.

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Metropolitan regionballs

France is divided into 18 administrative regions, including 13 metropolitan regions and 5 overseas regions.

The 13 metropolitan regions (including 12 mainland regions and Corsica) are each further subdivided into 2 to 13 departments, while the overseas regions consist of only one department each and hence are also referred to as "overseas departments". The current legal concept of region was adopted in 1982, and in 2016 what had been 27 regions was reduced to 18.

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