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Franceball (alias Franceballe; born 481) is a culturally, military and economically successful countryball who loves poems, architecture and epic facts. She is the outcome of Franciaball built in Gaulball on the ruins of SPQRball (last survivor of this event) and thus, the matrix of Europaball.
She still has a half-friendly rivalry against UKball, who treacherously stole her America she says, and who sucks at cooking. Franceball also retained some of her imperial possessions, such as French Guianaball, Réunionball or 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. Franceball conquered a very large part of the planet but is told not to be good at fighting by USAball, because of her paranoia in WW2 despite of the final ass kicking of Germanyball. But usually, she tags along with 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). Because she is so beautiful, 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 EUball. She is also a permanent member of the UNball Security Council, trolling USAball as Russiaball in their aggressive instincts.
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 UKball)
Histoire / History
Franceball (known as Franciaball in her teenage) is the biological daughter of Gaulball (she inherited her clay) and SPQRball, and also adoptive sister of UKball. Her father, SPQRball, was a harsh trainer but otherwise a loving father who taught them nice pools, christianity and the art of Imperialism. When SPQRball died (killed by 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 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, Franciaball became the only survivor of the post SPQRball first generation balls. Taking her clay from the north side, she fixed her capital in Parisball, even if Lyonball was the one of 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 (of course a French empire damned by Byzantineball). But just released from the kebab attacks, she was harassed by Nordicball and offered him a place in his clay to calm him, creating Normandyball who should protect Parisball from the sea side.
While Englandball established relative control over her rainy clay, Franceball expanded her empire into Germania, Italy, Spain and Burgundy, 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 Germaniaball, a clone in other words, who kept le empire title and begun HREball.
In 1066, her step-brother Normandyball conquered Englandball's clay, resulting in Franceball's political and cultural domination of 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 ( Toulouseball, Flandersball, Normandyball and many else) started the first crusade up, claiming Jerusalemcube and took it in 1098 after building new countryballs in Levant, 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 Byzantineball, Turkeyball and Egyptball.
A long period of self-fulfillment continued in this context. 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 Navarreball, Englandball, Byzantineball, Savoyball, Kingdom of Sicilyball, Kingdom of Naplesball or Hungaryball.Attracted by wine, sciences and sun, 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, Englandball, HREball and Flandersball decided to bash her into an imposing coalition. So in 1214 HREball and Flandersball attacked her to the head while Englandball attacked simultaneously in the back (like he usually does). 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 Englandball, against Franceball for control of her clay and finishing by the definitive expulsion of 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, 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 Burgundyball and 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 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 Burgundyball. But in 1431, with Burgundyball's help, Englandball captured and burned her secret to power.
However, Burgundyball abandoned Englandball when 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 Burgundyball. Franceball built a large anti-Burgundyball club with Savoyball, Switzerlandball, Lorraineball, Alsaceball and Milanball which isolated 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 Spainball and Franceball for the recovery of this ex "Grand duché d'Occident".
By the 1480s, Franceball mooved into the Renaissance of the 1500s as Burgundyball did 30 years before and Italyball before again. She tried to capture Milanball and Kingdom of Naplesball whe were claimed by Aragonball, destroying the italian clay in a hard conflict with him and, by extension with Spainball who became rich and strongest after discovering Americas. She made temporarily Lyonball her capital to be closer to Italyball but failed to conquer his clay.
So after having Milanball, Kingdom of Naplesball, Kingdom of Sicilyball, some parts of Burgundyball, 3/4 of Navarreball's clay, united his kingdoms and was elected as boss of HREball, Spainball totaly circled Franceball in a giant empire. She tried to find allies in Polandball, Englandball and Ottoman Empireball.
Apart from the occasional war with 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 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 Englandball's brother 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 Spainball a lot, and building some overseas colonies, she was the most influential ball in Europe once again.
In the 1660s, Franceball had become a rich and prosperous nation, built some colonies in Indiaball and in the Americas as New Franceball (future Quebecball) and spent all her time to bash 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 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 Englandball's humiliation of herself in the Middle Ages, and tried to extract revenge by supporting the Catholic Irelandball in 169
In 1730, Franceball was at a new height, having a string of colonies in the Americas, governed by her son 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 Haitiball), Martiniqueball, and Guadelopeball. And yet, she wanted more. In 1745, the War of the Austrian Sucession saw her take most of Austrian Netherlandsball's (fossile of Burgundyball passed from Spainball to 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 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 Franceball was held captived by UKball to be raised with Thirteen Coloniesball.
In 1776, Thirteen Coloniesball declared independence from his father UKball, and seeing her chance to get even with her brother, sent supplies and ammunition to help her nephew. Franceball went personally in 1778 to help him, tripling his forces. Despite UKball's help from Iroquoisball and 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 Franceball at the Siege of Yorktown, and another Treaty of Parisball in 1783 forced him to recognize his son as the newly-independent USAball who just mumbled a "thank you" to her and began to watch Louisianaball with appetite. Helping her nephew, however, had cost 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 Austriaball, her hated neighbour UKball and the other European balls who were still conservatively minded.
In 1792, Franceball declared herself to be a republic, and won the Battle of Valmy against Prussiaball and Austriaball attempting to seize her clay. The First Coalition was formed against her by UKball and Austriaball, and as a result, in 1793, 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 UKball had invaded Flanders with the help of Dutch Republicball and Holy Roman Empireball but was defeated and chased away by 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 Piedmontball, Savoyball and the Papal Statesball's clay, emptying Vatican Cityball's treasury, and marching into Vienna. The Second Coalition was formed to stop her in 1793, and her brother UKball blockaded her port at Toulon in 1797, but failed to stop his advancing upon Maltaball and Egyptball in 1798. He did, however, succeed in destroying her ships at the Battle of the Nile while she was distracted by Ottoman Empireball in Syria, so in 1799, she left Egypt and returned to Europe.
In 1800, Franceball defeated Austriaball at the Battle of Marengo, and defeated Holy Roman Empireball the following year. The Peace of Amiens in 1802 that came after 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 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 UKball, and realizing she was better at land warfare, she spent most of his money on her Grand Armée. In 1805 UKball funded a coalition against Franceball in an attempt to remove Bonapartist sentiments from her, in response Franceball marched onto central Europe where she defeated Russiaball and Austriaball at Austerlitz, resulting in the dissolution of Holy Roman Empireball. In 1806, she won the twin battles of Iéna and Auerstadt, then Tilsit against Russian Empireball, and also against Prussiaball, and the Confederation of the Rhine, which gave her domination of Continental Europe. She resurrected Polandball and implemented the Continental System, an attempt to embargo UKball into submission. 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 Spainball, who no longer co-operated with her, and she took Madrid in 1809, forcing Portugalball and Kingdom of the Two Siciliesball into exile. By 1811, Franceball ruled much of Europe, having defeated the Third and Fourth and Fifth Coalitions, with Austriaball, UKball and Prussiaball subdued. Drunk on success & confidence, she invaded Russiaball's massive clay via Warsaw. She advanced into Smolensk and Moscow, which 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 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 Franceball shamed further by the Confederation of the Rhine and 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 Prussiaball. However, UKball and 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 UKball's son St. Helenaball's clay , and it died in 1821.
After 1815, the Concert of Europe was set up to help Europe recover from Franceball's rampage. She became once again, a secondary power to 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 Austriaball, and 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 Russiaball with Ottoman Empireball in 1853-56, and again in 1859-60 in Qing Chinaball's clay in the Second Opium War. During the Second Empire, Franceball adopted Savoieball and Niceball from Sardiniaball, who later became 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 Caledoniaball in 1853, and Cochinchinaball in 1862.
However, Franceball's luck declined from 1863 onwards. She tried to help Austriaball onto Mexicoball's clay, but Mexicoball defeated miraculously them both, and she left in frustration. In 1866, Austriaball and Prussiaball were at war with each other, and Prussiaball and the North German Confederation tried to gain Franceball's guarantee of neutrality. She was too busy eyeing Luxembourgball's clay to notice, however, and after an unsatisfactory reply was produced to 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 Empireball,in 1871 (in her own palace of Versailles), and took her Alsaceball and eastern 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 Senegalball, Gabonball, Upper Voltaball, Tunisiaball and Dahomeyball. She gradually became stable again, donating and receiving gifts (the Statue of Liberty to 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 UKball formally in 1904, and Russiaball, in 1907, to form the Triple Entente, or the Entente Cordiale, to protect herself against German Empire's growing strength. She longed to recover her provinces of Alsaceball and Lorraineball, so when war broke out in 1914, she enthusiastically launched Plan 17, and attacked German Empire's western Rhine border.
However, German Empireball had activated his Schliffen Plan, and attacked through 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 Empireball in the Race to the Sea. In 1915, 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's overseas colonies, and despite Russiaball's personality change, they were supplemented by USAball's help, who helped defeat German Empireball at the Meuse-Argonne offensive in spring 1918. Franceball and UKball accepted an armistice, which went into effect on the 11th of November, 1918.
As Austriaball, German Empireball was completely dismembered, and his son, 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 Germanyball was forbidden from uniting with Austriaball, or arming the Rhinelands, bordering Franceball's clay. When hyperinflation set in in 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 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 USAball's stock market in 1929.
Without USAball's loans, Franceball's economies ground to a halt, as Germanyball became Nazi Germanyball, intent on avenging Reichtangle in 1933, and Italyball became fascist. Not wanting another War, UKball and Franceball used a policy of appeasement in the 1930s, which included giving Nazi Germanyball the Saarland back, allowing him to rearm the 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 Germanyball in 1939 when he invaded Polandball's clay.
In 1939-1940, Nazi Germany blitzkrieged through Denmarkballs clay, 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 UKball's clay after their retreat at Dunkirk where she did an heroic barrage to save him. There, she became Free Franceball. Her German son Vichy Franceball was trained to govern Franceball's former clay for his father, who invaded the Balkans, Greeceball's clay, and Eastern Europe. In 1941, Japanball, who had invaded her adoptive son French Indochinaball's clay bombed 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 Germanyball out of North Africa.
Meanwhile, Sovietball had defeated 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 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 Franceball, who was dissolved, and Japanball, who was bombed by USAball, Nazi Germanyball was dead, his clay invaded by Sovietball, Free Franceball, UKball, 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. Sovietball and the Western Allies partitioned Nazi Germanyball's clay formally in 1948, and the following year, Franceball gave her sector to Nazi Germanyball's sons, Austriaball and West Germanyball, and they joined 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 Protectorateball until 1957.Austriaball and Prussiaball, Franceball began to flourish again. But the disastrous 1946 war of decolonization in Indochina, where North Vietnamball and South Vietnamball, as well as Cambodiaball and 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 Africaball and 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, Algeriaball, up in 1962 following the Evian Accords to stop a steril bloody war. By now she had already formed the EECball (later EUball )'s predecessor entity, the European Coal and Steel Union in 1951, and through the 1956 Treaty of Rome, married West Germanyball and gave birth to EEC ( EUball ) in the Treaty of Utrecht the following year. She put a vet at the entrance of UKball's in 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 Sovietball and 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 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 USAball on September 11, 2001, Franceball tried to mobilize oriental balls against terrorist groups based on their clay and put her veto on the USAball's project to invade Iraqball, interpreting it with insight as a desire for oil orgy. As a vendeta, USAball began a moral bashing game against Franceball and a destruction one on 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 tragedys and terrorist attacks
The 2015 was the Year of tragedys and terrorist attacks of Franceball, beacuse there are two major terrorist attacks happened in Parisball. From 7 January 2015 to 9 January 2015, terrorist attacks occurred across the Île-de-France region, particularly in 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 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 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 ISISball gunners took a hostage.French armed forces and police conducted simultaneous raids in Dammartin and Porte de Vincennes, killing all three 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, ISISball attacked 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 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 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 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 Germanyball after kicking Icelandball in a funny "festival des buts" and finally lost in extra time to her brother 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 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 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 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 ISISball (Karim Cheurfi) and one of the polices (Xavier Jugelé) was killed. One female tourist which is from Germanyball is seriously wounded. The gunner was then shot dead by the police. Franceball will still never forgive what 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 Parisball would be hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics after 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!
Copains / Amis (Friends)
- Gaulball - Mon tree friend ancestor. He was of stronk!
- Germanyball - Husband, who runs the EU. Can yuo stop winning every stage of mon Tour de France?
- Spainball - Sister. 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 drugsand vacation in her clay. Better company than Italyball.
- Italyball - Brother. 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?
- EUball - Mon son. Well, be happy and don't mind my business S'il te plait.
- 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 indians 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).
- 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
goodfunny poutine ! I don't talk about the russian guy.Gib Celine Dion's songs! Can yuo stop being angry all the time?
- Louisianaball - Mon son living with USAball. I don't believe in him. He is now totally burgered.
- 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 =)
- Haitiball (Mostly) - Mon Caribbean rebellious son.
- 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?
- Indochinaballs - Mes adoptives sons in South East Asia. Also biggest asian community in mon clay since they test communism and exterminations in their clays.
- Philippinesball - I win! Merci for hostings Miss Universe 2016! It was mon pleasure to celebrate this wonderfulle event!
- Netherlandsball - Ex-épouse, much of high all ze time. He go vacation in my clay. Part of Burgundyball, no..?
- USAball - Mon sarcastic and arrogant godson (but I suppose he has his good points), je gave him Louisianaball (he is un cool godson). Il helped me during WW 1 (late but merci) and 2 (late but merci again). I also kicked 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 weird. To me the only differences between him and his dad ( 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.
- Monacoball - Mon petit pet. Can into rich.
- Armeniaball - Bon ami, remover of kebab. Encore un douze points, s'il vous plait?
- 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.
- Japanball - Un bon fan de moi. Merci for of lettings moi inspire ze Pokémon region of Kalos! I like the sumo concept.
- Polandball - Good
flirtfriend with vodka and a complicated language. I have resurrected him with the dragon ballsNapoléon 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.
- Australiaball - Many franceballs are big fans of
crocodiles and kangourouxzis country! Je Of Building Submarines For Him. But sometimes we confuse them with the Americans (Anyway those Anglos are all the same thing).
- 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).
- Qatarball, Saudi Arabiaball - Business partners from le Moyen Orient.
- 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" ?
- 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!)
- Iranball - He exports good Oil to me and he like my Car Brands Peugeot, Citroen et Renault
- Switzerlandball - Nous love your chocolate, Gib more of your best chocolate!
And aussi, gib more banks for ze riches!
- Bulgariaball - Merci pour ze 12 points from ze televote in Eurovision 2017, je am happy vous like mon song zis year!
- Maliball - Favorite African son. I help him removing ze jihadists on his clay.
- Gabonball -
PuppetAdopted son in central Africa who have très bonnes relations with moi!
- Tunisiaball - Il finally can into democracy, good for him! Very nice clay for vacationings.
- Indiaball - Macron meet your prime minister! Also good friend.
- 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?
- 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!!!
- Iraqball-Je helped you against ISIS. And Macron meet your prime minister! Vous are also a good friend.
- UKball - 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 La Francophonie, who have more members than your Common what? Commonwealth! HonHon... Ah; before je forget... your language is very ugly. And your food... ehhh. Need help?
- 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 Putin.
- 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!! ;(
- Brazilball - Stop calling me a surrendering coward!!! But je help for the satellite. Hon hon! Never forget 1998 world cup!
- Haitiball (Rarely) - Well... Do you regret your independence now? One more cataclysm?
- Thailandball - Many franceballs visits your country! BUT JE NEVER FORGET 1890!!!!!! HONHONHON!!!
I hate more Siam. Don't make me addicted to farang=ATM.
- 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!!!
- 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!
- Algeriaball - Very compliquée story de merde...
- 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)
- 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 VOUS AFTER VOUS 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!)
Even I think he is too liberal.REMOVE SWEDISTAN!
- 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 - WTF??! WHY YOU IS REFUSER LES ACCORDS DU SOMMET DE PARIS! WHY ! TEACH ME MORE ABOUT DEALING WITH MIGRANTS!!
- Croatiaball (sometimes) MAD COS I TOOK ISTRIA ONCE
̶F̶I̶L̶S̶ ̶D̶E̶ ̶P̶U̶T̶E̶S̶ PIRES ENNEMIS!!! (biggest enemy)
- 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 - WIL - BURST YOU !! VA TE FAIRE FOUTRE SALE TERRORISTE DE MERDE ! FUCK YOU IN ZI ASS ! TAKE OPÉRATION CHAMMAL DANS TON CUL!
- Gypsyball - REMOVE GYPSY FOR PREMISES!!!
- 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!!
- Englandball - Just E V I L. I will reduce you to the sickly and primitive half island you've always been.
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.
- Auvergne-Rhône-Alpesball (which it merger with Auvergneball and Rhône-Alpesball.)
- Bourgogne-Franche-Comtéball (which it merger with Burgundyball and Franche-Comtéball.)
- Centre-Val de Loireball (which it formerly called Centreball until 2015.)
- Grand Estball (which it merger with Alsaceball, Lorraineball, and Champagne-Ardenneball.)
- Hauts-de-Franceball (which it merger with Nord-Pas-de-Calaisball and Picardyball.)
- Normandyball (which it merger with Upper Normandyball and Lower Normandyball)
- Nouvelle-Aquitaineball (which it merger with Aquitaineball, Limousinball and Poitou-Charentesball.)
- Occitanieball (which it merger with Midi-Pyrénéesball and Languedoc-Roussillonball.)
- Pays de la Loireball
- Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azurball
- Gaulball - Ancestor
- Germaniaball - Ancestor
- SPQRball - Father
- UKball - Ex husband
- Netherlandsball - Former lover
- Germanyball - Husband
- Spainball - Sister
- Italyball - Brother
- Portugalball - Brother
- Romaniaball - Brother
- EUball - Son
- Philippinesball - Adoptive Grandson/Nephew
- Belgiumball - Abandoned son
- Canadaball - Son
- Quebecball - Son
- Haitiball - Son
- USA - Godchild
- Louisianaball - Daughter
- Beninball - Adopted Son
- Burkina Fasoball - Adopted Son
- Chadball - Adopted Son
- Cameroonball - Adopted Son
- Comorosball - Adopted Son
- Republic of the Congoball - Adopted Son
- Ivory Coastball - Adopted Son
- Gabonball - Adopted Son
- Guineaball - Adopted Son
- Maliball - Adopted Son
- Moroccoball - Adopted Son
- Mauritania - Adopted Son
- Algeriaball - Adopted Son
- Tunisiaball - Adopted Son
- Nigerball - Adopted Son
- Central African Republicball - Adopted Son
- Senegalball - Adopted Son
- Seychellesball - Adopted Son
- Togoball - Adopted Son
- Djiboutiball - Adopted Son
- Laosball - Adopted Son
- Vietnamball - Adopted Son
- Cambodiaball - Adopeted Son
- Lebanonball - Adopted Son
- Vanuatuball - Adopted Son
- Mauritiusball - Adoptive son
- Syriaball - Adoptive son