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    Bourgogne-Franche-Comtéball is a regionball of Franceball.


    Bourgogne-Franche-Comtéball is a successor of the earlier  Kingdom of the Burgundians, which evolved out of territories ruled the Burgundians, an  East Germanic tribe that arrived in Gaulball's clay in the 5th century. The Burgundians settled in the area around Dijon, Chalon-sur-Saône, Mâcon, Autun and Châtillon-sur-Seine, and gave the name to the region. The Kingdom of the Burgundians was annexed by the Merovingian Franciaball in 534 following their defeat. It was recreated, however, on several occasions when Frankish territories were redivided between the sons on the death of a Frankish king. As part of Franciaball, Burgundyball maintained a semi-autonomous existence, with the Burgundians maintaining their own law code, the "Loi Gombette". However, its southern clay was pillaged by the Saracen invasion of the 8th century. When Charles Martel lord of northern Franciaball drove the invaders out, it divided Burgundyball into four commands: Arles-Burgundyball in Provenceball, Vienne-Burgundyball in Dauphineball, Alemannic Burgundyball in Swissball and Frankish Burgundyball. It appointed its brother Childebrand governor of Frankish Burgundyball. Under the Carolingians, Burgundian separatism lessened and Burgundyball became a purely geographical term, referring only to the area of the counties of the former Burgundyball.

    States of Burgundyball

    Both the Duchy and County of Burgundyball emerged from these counties, aided by the collapse of Carolingian centralism and the division of the Frankish domains brought about by the Partition of Verdun in 843. In the midst of this confusion, Guerin of Provence ( Arles-Burgundyball) attached himself to Charles the Bald, youngest son of King Louis the Pious of the Franks, and aided him in the Battle of Fontenay against Charles's eldest brother, the Emperor Lothar. When the Frankish kingdom was divided along the boundary of the Saône and Meuse (dividing geographical Burgundyball in the process), Guerin was rewarded for its services by the king by being granted the administration of the Counties of Chalonball and Neversball, in which it was by custom expected to appoint Viscounts to rule as its deputies. As a vital military defender of the West Frankish border, Guerin was sometimes known by the Latin term for "leader" – Dux (duke).

    After that Burgundyball was briefly catapulted to a position of prominence in Franceball's clay, since its Duke Rudolf became king of Franceball in 923 after acceding to the Burgundian territories in 921. It was from its territories in Burgundyball that it drew the resources needed to fight those who challenged its right to rule.

    The Great Age of the Dukes

    Thus, two relatively independent divisions had been formed in the 9th century: the Duchy of Burgundyball (corresponding to the modern region), which remained part of Franceball, and the Free County of Burgundyball ( Franche-Comtéball) out of its clay and part of the HREball. This first was ruled by a cadet branch of the Capetian kings from 1031 until 1361 when the line died out. The golden age of Burgundyball commenced in 1363 when Franceball included it as an intimate friend. Burgundyball added  Flandersball, File:County of Artois-icon.png Artoisball, Franche-Comtéball, and other balls to its clay under its successive Dukes Philippe the bold. Under its successors, Jean the fearless, Philippe the good, and Charles the bold. Burgundyball increased its extent to include most of present-day Belgiumball and Netherlandsball, as well as to Luxembourgball, and tried ton capture Lorraineball, File:County of Sundgau-icon.png Alsaceball and Switzerlandball.

    In the early 15th century Burgundyball sought to dominate Franceball's affairs during its nervous breakdown. When thwarted, they allied with England in 1419 in the Hundred Years War, gaining de facto independence from Franceball and entering the "Renaissance" time. Antagonism between Franceball and Burgundyball climaxed with its defeat in 1477 in front of Nancyball when it tried to eat Lorraineball.

    Burgundyball dissolved

    By heritage, Burgundyball's northern territories passed to Austriaball (and Spainball with the Habsburg's union) rule while the Duchy itself was annexed by Franceball. Franche-Comté was acquired by Franceball in 1678 after centuries of wars between the Spain-Austriaball's alliance and its own regarding this claiming of the Burgundian heritage. Spainball, Belgiumball and Austriaball have recovered some Burgundian values but also many symbols from Burgundyball as its Order of the Toison d'Or", its artistic style or its flag exported in New Spainball.

    After the  French Revolution  Burgundyball disappeared, divided into the départements of Côte-d’Or, Saône-et-Loire, and Yonne. It was rebirthed in 1970 as an administrative region and was reunified in 2016 with Franche Comtéball, forming Bourgogne Franche-Comtéball.


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