France-icon Franceball (alias French-icon Franceballe; born 481) is a culturally, military and economically successful countryball who loves poems, architecture and epic facts. She is the outcome of Francia-icon Franciaball built in Gaul-icon Gaulball on the ruins of SPQR-icon SPQRball and thus, the matrix of European balls. She is currently the wife of her clone Germany-icon Germanyball, and mother to EU-icon EUball.

She still has a friendly rivalry against UK-icon UKball who 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. Franceball conquered a very large part of the planet but is told not to be good at fighting, because of her schizophrenia in WW2 despite of her heroic action in Dunkirk to save UK-icon UKball. But usually, she tags along with USA-icon USAball with Middle-Eastern conflicts (Even told so, Franceball military-talking the most powerful European ball, and she hides a dark side of military pride, Napoleonic and Crusader dreams). She also has the most tourists visiting her clay in the world and is currently experiencing a permanent strike. She also has good and smart diplomacy, noblesse oblige.

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 the EU-icon EUball. She is also a permanent member of the UN-icon UNball Security Council, trolling USA-icon USAball as Russia-icon Russiaball in their aggressive instincts.

Her national day is in 14th of July (Bastille day). But her birthday is in 25th December, the day of the baptism of Clovis the First. Her first clear king. Her astrological sign is Capricorn. She also wants to remove kebab but she is a major EU member so she will be kicked by Germany. The French election ended on May 7 and the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron defeated far right candidate Marine Le Pen.

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

(Strong incompatibility with Taurus as UK-icon UKball)

Histoire / History

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

France-icon Franceball is biological daughter of Gaul-icon Gaulball and SPQR-icon SPQRball, and also adoptive sister of UKball. 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. After she defeated the barbarians on their clay in the 600s, she became a powerful empire in Europe. In 843, while England-icon Englandball reestablished relative control over his rainy clay, Franceball (then known as Francia-icon Franciaball) expanded her empire into Germania-icon Germania, Italy, Spain and Burgundy, diffusing catholicism, latin language and her cooking and architecture over there, but her clay was divided in tree parts around 900. So this event built a kind of other Franceball, in Germania-icon Germaniaball, a clone in other words, who 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 complicated words come from her language.

In 1090's Franceball started the first crusade up, claiming Jerusalem-icon Jerusalemcube and took it in 1098 after building new countryballs 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 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 still so fashionable.

After having a first time completely rid herself of the painfull presence of England-icon Englandball who harassed her since the XIth century, she began a great modernization work at home. 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. 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.
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-icon Englandball 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 England) 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, 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 "Gibraltar" 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 mooved into the Renaissance of the 1500s as Burgundy-icon Burgundyball did 30 years before and Italy-icon Italyball before again.

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 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. 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 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 169

1 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 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 adopted by UK-icon UKball to be raised with ColAmerica-icon Thirteen Coloniesball.


New franceball

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, and 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. This alarmed her ally Austria-icon Austriaball, her hated neighbour UK-icon UKball and the other European balls who were still conservatively minded.

Révolution 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 Prussiaball 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 Franceball 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.


In 1800, Napoleonic-icon Franceball 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 Franceball marched onto central Europe where she defeated Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball 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 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 Prussiaball subdued. Drunk on success & confidence, she invaded Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball'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.

Révolutions and Wars (1815-1914)

After 1815, the Concert of Europe was set up to help Europe recover from Napoleonic-icon Franceball'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 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.


France throughout the 1800s, (Credit to NotExistor)

However, Franceball'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 Metz 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, 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 & forcefully 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 Empire'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 Miracle 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 the Allies captured all of German Empire-icon German Empire's overseas colonies, and despite Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball'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 Germanyball'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 defeat at Dunkirk, and 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-iconGreeceball'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 southern France and Monte Cassio in Operation Dragoon, and also in Normandy in June 1944. Free Franceball liberated Paris in September, and the Allies pushed into the Ardennes in the winter of 1944-45. By May 1945, Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball was dead, followed by Vichy France-icon Vichy Franceball, who was dissolved, and Japanese-Empire-icon Japanball, who was bombed by USA-icon USAball. France stood next to Germany's corpse waiting for him to open his eyes again. Mysteriously, she had fallen in love with Germany 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 UN security council, and declared the Fourth Republic. She also created and held on to Saar Protectorate-icon Saar Protectorateball until 1957.

Modern Franceball France-icon

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 De Gaulle's death. She had a brief madness anti-systemic period in 1968, 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.

2015 : Tragic Year

The 2015 was Tragic Year of France, beacuse there are two major terrorist attacks happened in Paris-iconParisball. On January 7, 2015, two ISIS-iconISISball members shot 11 members of the staff at Charlie Hebdo dead, also killing a police officer. On November 13, 2015, ISIS-iconISISball attacked Paris-iconParisball 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-iconParisball on November 13, 2015 was the most devastating terrorist attacks in Franceball's history.

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 Islandball 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

Franceball history

History of Franceball

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!

Now, Franceball is debating who's gonna be the next president (good luck!) in a surrealist campaign full of corruption scandals. On 20 April, at 9:00 PM, a new attack happened on the Champs-Elysées. Franceball will still never forgive what ISIS-icon ISISball did before the presidential elections. She wanted to elect another president between the young liberal Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! and conservative kebab remover Marine Le Pen of the National Front, which created a big social divide in her clay. (like USA-icon USAball in 2016).

But 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!

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).


Copains / Amis (Friends)

  • Gaul-icon Gaulball - Mon ancestor. He was of stronk!
  • Germany-icon Germanyball - Husband, who runs the EU.Can yuo stop winning every steps of mon Tour de France?
  • Spain-icon Spainball - Sister. We had a very turbulent relationship in the passé cause of Napoliball and Burgundyball but now we're good! I buy cheap cigarettes and drugs and vacation in her clay.
  • EU-icon EUball - Mon son. Well, be happy and don't mind my business S'il te plait.
  • 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. But sometimes we confuse them with the Americans (Anyway those Anglos are all the same thing). Also good funny poutine ! I don't talk about the russian guy.
  • Quebec-icon Quebecball - Mon favorite grandson with funny accent! Of worriyings a lot about genes Française being suppresed. Invented poutine. Gib Celine Dion's songs! Can yuo stop being angry all the time ?
  • Louisiana-icon Louisianaball - Mon son living with USAball.
  • 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 :)
  • Haiti-icon Haitiball (Mostly) - Mon Caribbean rebellious son.
  • 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 ?
  • Vietnam-iconLaos-iconCambodia-icon Indochinaballs - 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 - I win! Merci for hostings Miss Universe 2016! It was mon pleasure to celebrate this wonderfulle event!
  • 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 am sure he has his good points), je gave him Louisiana-icon Louisianaball (he is un cool godson). Il helped me during WW 1 (late but merci) and 2. I also kicked UK-icon UKball 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 of scaring me and EU-icon EUball. 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 thing. But no vendeta, yet.
  • Monaco-icon Monacoball - Mon petit pet. Can into rich.
  • Armenia-icon Armeniaball - Bon ami, remover of kebab. Encore un douze points, s'il vous plait?
  • 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.
  • Japan-icon Japanball - Un bon fan de moi. Merci for of lettings moi inspire ze Pokémon region of Kalos!
  • Poland-icon Polandball - Good flirt friend with vodka and a complicated language. I have resurrected him with the dragon balls in 1807 and he helped me when I invaded Russiaball during one of the coalitions (giving me typhoid -.- ).
  • 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 (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).
  • 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****** italien! His wine and his food is ze worst! Have yuo try mon food?
  • 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.png Iraqball-Jelped you against ISIS.And Macron meet your prime minister! you are also a good friend.

Neutral (Frenemies

  • UK-icon UKball - Eternel perfide et barbare traitor. Rosbif vicieux. Roast beef! HonHonHon! Rival and frenemy who choose to leave l'EU. Don't forget that je have French-icon La Francophonie,who have more members than your Common what? British Empire-iconCommonwealth ! HonHon... Ah; before Je forget... your language is very ugly. Each vowel is pronounced in 10 ways lol. 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-iconPutin.
  •  Mexico-icon Mexicoball - My newphew.He of stronk against USAball's new président! BUT 1867 ZE WORST YEAR MON LIFE AND JE WANT BE FRIENDS!! ;(
  • Italy-icon Italyball - Frenemy And Brother. My food is better! Mona Lisa is mine ! If yuo want je can be more arrogent with yuo. Ils sont fous ces italiens !!!
  • Brazil-icon Brazilball - Stop calling me a surrending coward !!! But je help for the sattelite. Hon hon! Never forget 1998 world cup! REMOVE HUE!!!
  • 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!!!
  • 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 - HONHONHON, JE CAN INTO WORLD CUP! JE WILL REKT VOUS AFTER VOUS BEAT ME IN JUNE! JE WILL GET MON REVENGE!!! (Ne pas of worrying, frère Italy, je will rekt him for both of us!)
  • Haiti-icon Haitiball (Rarely) - Well... Do you regret your independance now ? One more cataclysm ?
  • Croatia-icon Croatiaball (sometimes) MAD COS I TOOK ISTRIA ONCE GIB ISTRIA

 ̶F̶I̶L̶S̶ ̶D̶E̶ ̶P̶U̶T̶E̶S̶ GROS ENNEMIS!!! (biggest enemy)

  • Gypsy-icon Gypsyball - WORST ENEMY ! REMOVE GYPSY FOR PREMISES!!!
  • Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball - 1940 WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE!! NEVER FORGET THE PARTITION! REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE NAZIS!!!! Take a Bir Hakeim et Dunkirk dans ta gueule !!

Regional departments

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.

  1. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes-icon Auvergne-Rhône-Alpesball (which it merger with Auvergne-icon Auvergneball and Rhône-Alpes-icon Rhône-Alpesball.)
  2. Cross of Burgundy-icon Bourgogne-Franche-Comtéball (which it merger with Burgundy-icon Burgundyball and Franche-Comté-icon Franche-Comtéball.)
  3. Brittany-icon Brittanyball
  4. Centre-Val de Loire-icon Centre-Val de Loireball (which it formerly called Centreball until 2015.)
  5. Corsica-icon Corsicaball
  6. Grand Est-icon Grand Estball (which it merger with Alsace-icon Alsaceball, Lorraine-icon Lorraineball, and Champagne-Ardenne-icon Champagne-Ardenneball.)
  7. Hauts-de-France-icon Hauts-de-Franceball (which it merger with Flanders-icon Nord-Pas-de-Calaisball and Picardy-icon Picardyball.)
  8. Kingdom of France-icon Île-de-Franceball
  9. Normandy-icon Normandyball (which it merger with Upper Normandy-icon Upper Normandyball and Normandy-icon Lower Normandyball)
  10. Nouvelle-Aquitaine-icon Nouvelle-Aquitaineball (which it merger with Aquitaine-icon Aquitaineball, Limousin-icon Limousinball and Poitou-Charentes-icon Poitou-Charentesball.)
  11. Occitania-icon Occitanieball (which it merger with Midi-Pyrénées-icon Midi-Pyrénéesball and Languedoc-Roussillon-icon Languedoc-Roussillonball.)
  12. Pays de la Loire-icon Pays de la Loireball
  13. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur-icon Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azurball

Overseas regionballs

  1. French Guyana-icon French Guianaball
  2. French Polynesia-icon French Polynesiaball
  3. Guadeloupe-icon Guadeloupeball
  4. Martinique-icon Martiniqueball
  5. Mayotte-icon Mayotteball
  6. Réunion-icon Réunionball

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