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    Stop with the fucking American/Parisian propaganda on France pls
     
    — Franceball
    Je voudrais voir Louis XIV face à un «assuré social»... Il verrait si l'Etat c'est lui.
     
    — Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French Novelist, essayist and doctor
    Sachez que vous n'aurez rien si n'êtes pas plus cultivé que les autres
     
    — Charlemagne
    "J'aimerais mieux scier du bois que de régner à la façon du roi d'Angleterre. "
     
    — Charles X King of France
    Vive Le Roy !
     
    — Franceball

    France-icon.png Franceball, officially known as 5th French Republicball, is a countryball located in Europe and has a long history over in France. Franceball is the outcome of Francia-icon.png Franciaball built-in Gaul-icon.png Gaulball on the ruins of SPQR-icon.png SPQRball (last survivor of this event) and thus, the matrix of post-Roman Occident.

    Franceball's clay borders Belgium-icon.png Belgiumball, Luxembourg-icon.png Luxembourgball, and Netherlands-icon.png Netherlandsball to the north; Germany-icon.png Germanyball to the northeast; Switzerland-icon.png Switzerlandball and Italy-icon.png Italyball to the east; and Spain-icon.png Spainball to the south; and Monaco-icon.png Monacoball and Andorra-icon.png Andorraball. The sea clay of Franceball is occupied by the Manche (or "English Channel" Englandball likes to say) on the northwest with UK-icon.png UKball, the bay of Gascony / Biscay to the west, and the Mediterranean sea with Italy-icon.png Italyball to the southeast. The French clay divides into 13 mainland regions, plus five overseas regions, and the capital Paris-icon.png Parisball.

    Franceball can into G7, G20, EU-icon.png EUball, NATO-icon.png NATOball, and UN-icon.png UNball.

    Franceball's national day is on 14 July (Bastille Day). However, its birthday is on 25 December, the day of the baptism of Clovis I and the symbolic alliance between Frankish and Gaulish powers. Franceball's astrological sign is Capricorn. As of 2020, it has a population of 66.09 million inhabitants. The baguettes are originated from its clay.

    Personality

    Franceball still has a half-friendly rivalry against UK-icon.png UKball, who treacherously "stole its America," as they say, and who sucks at cooking. Franceball also retained some of their imperial possessions, such as French Guyana-icon.png French Guianaball, Réunion-icon.png Réunionball, or French Polynesia-icon.png French Polynesiaball. They were children who had many good things to cook and constituted a huge maritime space to swim and cruise warships. Franceball conquered a huge part of Earth-icon.png Earthball. Unfortunately, USA-icon.png USAball says that Franceball is not good at fighting because of their fear in WW2 despite the final butt-kicking of Germany-icon.png Germany. But usually, Franceball tags along with USA-icon.png USAball in Middle Eastern conflicts. (Even told so, France-icon.png Franceball military speaking the most powerful European ball, and has a lot of military pride, Napoleonic-icon.png Napoleonic dreams/) It often likes to reference the best parts of its history, and it's very prideful. Franceball is also very beautiful, and as a result, it attracts a lot of international tourists every year. On the dark side just like many 2-icon.png Western European countries she is still plagued with racism even with high number of immigrants especially from his 1-icon.png 8-icon.png 7-icon.png ex-colonies

    History

    Early Middle Ages (600 CE – 1000 CE)

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

    After Franceball defeated the kebab barbarians on their clay in 732 CE, they won even more prestige. They became a powerful centralized state in Europe, recycling the western Roman Empire with Charlemagne (damned by Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball). But just released from the kebab attacks, Kalmar Union-icon.png Nordicball harassed Franceball and offered it a place in Franceball's clay to calm it, creating Normandy-icon.png Normandyball. Normandyball was to protect Paris-icon.png Parisball from the seaside.

    While Wessex-icon.png Englandball established relative control over their rainy clay, Francia-icon.png Franciaball expanded their empire into Germania-icon.png Germania, Kingdom of the Lombards-icon.png Italy, Catalonia-icon.png Catalonia, and Cross of Burgundy-icon.png Burgundyball, diffusing Catholic-icon.png Catholicism, SPQR-icon.png Latin language and their cooking and architecture over there. Still, Carolingian-icon.png Franciaball's clay was divided into three parts in 843 CE. This event built a kind of other Carolingian-icon.png Franciaball, in the east in Germania-icon.png Germaniaball, a clone in other words, who kept the empire title and begun HRE-icon.png HREball.

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

    In the 1090s some french balls (Occitania-icon.png Toulouseball Flanders-icon.png Flandersball, Normandy-icon.png Normandyball, and others) started the First Crusade, claiming Jerusalem-icon.png Jerusalemcube and took it in 1098 after building a new countryball in the Levant, Kingdom of Jerusalem-icon.png Kingdom of Jerusalemball. For the next centuries, Franceball has been the primordial European arbitrator of the political events of Mediterranea and Orient, being sometimes in open war with Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball, Sultanate of Rum-icon.png Sultanate of Rumball, and Ayyubid-icon.png Egyptball.

    France Médiévale Kingdom of France-icon.png (1200 – 1610)

    A long period of self-fulfillment continued in this context. Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball developed new architecture as the "French art" (alias Goths-icon.png Gothic), new recipes, Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball's language, their courteous feeling, and a new concept of chivalry that are so fashionable. Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball's aristocracy infiltrated many thrones in Europe as Kingdom of Navarre-icon.png Navarreball, Upper Normandy-icon.png Englandball, Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball, Savoy-icon.png Savoyball, Kingdom of Sicily-icon.png Kingdom of Sicilyball, Kingdom of Naples-icon.png Kingdom of Naplesball or Hungary (Saint Stephen)-icon.png Hungaryball. Attracted by wine, sciences, and sun, Upper Normandy-icon.png Englandball harassed it since the 11th century. After having first time completely rid themself of their painful presence, Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball began a great modernization work at home. Jealous as ever, Upper Normandy-icon.png Englandball, HRE-icon.png HREball, and Flanders-icon.png County of Flandersball decided to bash Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball into an imposing coalition. So in 1214 HRE-icon.png HREball and Flanders-icon.png Flandersball attacked Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball to the head while Upper Normandy-icon.png Englandball attacked simultaneously in the back (like it usually does). Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball counter-attacked and severely kicked them all at the battles of Castillon and Bouvines, strengthening their main position in the Occident.

    In the Hundred Years' War (1337 – 1453), Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball fought Kingdom of England-icon.png Englandball for control of clay and finishing with the definitive expulsion of Kingdom of England-icon.png Englandball of their ground. Here is a complete list of English-French rivalry. With entrenchment tactics and archery (which put an end to the chivalrous methods of Franceball), Kingdom of England-icon.png Englandball defeated Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball at Crecy in 1346 and at Poitiers in 1356. As a result, Kingdom of England-icon.png Englandball then Anschlussed much of Franceball's clay, which was reconquered and conquered again during decades. To make matters worse for Franceball, a civil war began between the feudal guilds of Cross of Burgundy-icon.png Duchy of Burgundyball and Centre-Val de Loire-icon.png Orleansball (who successively allied themselves with Englandball). Like a detail, the Black Death destroyed most of Franceball's resources in the 1340s and 1350s. However, Franceball had the pleasure of watching it spread to Kingdom of England-icon.png Englandball and also watching its civil war, known as the Wars of the Roses. In 1415, Franceball's sibling defeated Franceball in Agincourt ("Azincourt" for civilized people). Consequently, the former occupied almost half of the latter's clay. Afterward, Franceball secretly vowed to get its act together again. In 1429, Franceball did just that, kicking its arse at Orleans and retaking Paris to Cross of Burgundy-icon.png Burgundyball. However, in 1431, with Cross of Burgundy-icon.png Burgundyball's help, Kingdom of England-icon.png Englandball captured and burned Franceball's secret to power.

    However, Cross of Burgundy-icon.png Burgundyball abandoned England-icon.png Englandball when Franceball developed its new fatal weapon: the powdered artillery regiments to solve all its problems. As a result, Franceball reclaimed most of their clay by 1453, except for 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 began with Cross of Burgundy-icon.png Burgundyball. Franceball built a large anti-Burgundyball club with Savoy-icon.png Duchy of Savoyball, Old Swiss-icon.png Switzerlandball, Lorraine-icon.png Duchy of Lorraineball and Duchy of Milan-icon.png Duchy of Milanball which isolated Burgundy-icon.png Duchy of Burgundyball. This proxy war ended in the battle of Nancyball in 1477. With the disintegration of the Burgundian states between Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball and the Austria-icon.png Habsburg family, preparing three centuries of intensive wars between Spanish Empire-icon.png Spainball and Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball for the recovery of this ex "Grand duché d'Occident."

    By the 1480s, Franceball moved into the Renaissance of the 1500s as Burgundy-icon.png Duchy of Burgundyball did 30 years before and Italy-icon.png Italyball before again. Franceball tried to capture Duchy of Milan-icon.png Milanball and Kingdom of Naples-icon.png Kingdom of Naplesball where they were claimed by Catalonia-icon.png Aragonball, destroying the Italian clay in a hard conflict with it and, by extension with Spain-icon.png Spainball who became rich and strongest after discovering the Americas. Franceball made Lyon-icon.png temporarily its capital to be closer to Italy-icon.png Italyball but failed to conquer its clay.

    So after having Duchy of Milan-icon.png Duchy of Milanball, Kingdom of Naples-icon.png Kingdom of Naplesball, Kingdom of Sicily-icon.png Kingdom of Sicilyball, some parts of Burgundy-icon.png Duchy of Burgundyball, ¾ of Kingdom of Navarre-icon.png Navarreball's clay, united its kingdoms and was elected as boss of HRE-icon.png HREball, Spanish Empire-icon.png Spainball totally circled Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball in a giant empire. Franceball tried to find allies in Kingdom of Poland-icon.png Polandball, England-icon.png Englandball and Ottoman-icon (old).png Ottoman Empireball.

    Apart from the occasional war with England-icon.png Englandball in 1512 and 1525–26, tensions between the two siblings lowered as they celebrated together at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. However, that was the occasion to humiliate culturally and sportively England-icon.png Englandball. In 1555, Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball reclaimed Calais and organized their army and navy for overseas exploration, colonization, and trade. In 1559, however, Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball ended their alliance with England-icon.png Englandball's sibling Scotland-icon.png Scotlandball after it became Presbyterian and kicked Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball out of Leith and set about massacring Protestant Huguenots in 1572 when Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball began to think about a dynasty reversal. Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball also began reclaiming its frontiers. By 1600, after having fought Spanish Empire-icon.png Spainball a lot and building some overseas colonies, Kingdom of France-icon.png Franceball was the most influential ball in Europe once again.

    Ancien Régime New France-icon.png (1610 – 1789)

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

    Franceball was also involved in European conflicts, such as the Nine Years War and the War of the Spanish Succession in the 1700s. Franceball had also not forgotten about England-icon.png Englandball's humiliation of themself in the Middle Ages and tried to extract revenge by supporting the Catholic Irelandball in 1691 against England-icon.png Englandball, albeit half-heartedly. In 1718, Franceball briefly reconciled with their sibling, the newly-united UK-icon.png UKball to fight Spain-icon.png Spainball in the War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718 – 1720). 1718 was also when they founded New Orleansball in modern-day Louisianaball. It tried to colonize Virginia at one point.

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

    In 1776, ColAmerica-icon.png Thirteen Coloniesball declared independence from its parent UK-icon.png UKball, and seeing their chance to get even with their sibling, Franceball sent supplies and ammunition to help their nephew. Franceball went personally in 1778 to help it, along with Spain-icon.png Spainball and the Dutch Republicball, who hated the UK-icon.png UKball for land loss as well, tripling its forces. Despite UK-icon.png UKball's help from Iroquois Confederacy-icon.png Iroquoisball and Hesse-icon.png Hesseball, it was unable to prevail the French and rebel forces. It was forced to pull out of America in 1781 after the blockage of its fleet by Franceball at the Siege of Yorktown. Another Treaty of Paris in 1783 forced it to recognize its child as newly-independent USA-icon.png USAball, who just mumbled a "thank you" to them and began to watch Louisianaball with appetite. However, helping their nephew had cost Franceball a lot of money, which meant that Franceball was now deeply in debt. Franceball's extravagant lifestyle contributed to Franceball's financial problems. Despite scientific breakthroughs and discoveries in the Enlightenment, new ideals of Liberty and Equality had penetrated their mind. In 1789, Franceball had a complete personality change France-icon.png Franceball, alarming its ally Austrian Empire-icon.png Austriaball, Franceball's hated neighbor UK-icon.png UKball, and the other European balls who were still conservatively minded.

    Vivelaspin.gif Révolution and Napoleonic Wars Napoleonic-icon.png (1789 – 1815)

    In 1792, Franceball declared itself to be a republic and won the Battle of Valmy against Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball and Austrian Empire-icon.png Austriaball. The First Coalition was formed against them by UK-icon.png UKball and Austrian Empire-icon.png Austriaball, and as a result, in 1793, Napoleonic-icon.png France set about purging Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball's memories of the Bourbon past. However, Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball found itself descending into madness and fear as the civil war in the Vendee (1793 – 1796) and the Terror (1793 – 94) nibbled away at its sanity. By 1794, UK-icon.png UKball had invaded Flanders with the help of Luxembourg-icon.png Dutch Republicball and HRE-icon.png Holy Roman Empireball but was defeated and chased away by Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball in 1795. But by 1795,Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball had a new personality, the first European republic ball, and set about taking Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball's lands back. In 1796 – 97, Franceball invaded Piedmont-icon.png Piedmontball, Savoy-icon.png Savoyball and the Papal States-icon.png Papal Statesball's clay, emptying Vatican-icon.png Vatican Cityball's treasury, and marching into Vienna-icon.png vienna. The Second Coalition was formed to stop Franceball. In 1793, Franceball's sibling UK-icon.png UKball blockaded their port at Toulon in 1797 but failed to stop French advancement upon Malta-icon.png Maltaball and Egypt-icon.png Egyptball in 1798. It did, however, succeed in destroying Franceball's ships at the Battle of the Nile. At the same time, Franceball was distracted by Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball in Syria, so in 1799, Franceball left Egypt-icon.png Egyptball and returned to Europe.

    In 1800, Napoleonic-icon.png France defeated Austrian Empire-icon.png austriaball at the Battle of Marengo and defeated HRE-icon.png Holy Roman Empireball the following year. The Peace of Amiens in 1802 that came after UK-icon.png UKball's temporary defeat offered Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball a break. Unfortunately, Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball realized they were running low on funds, so, in 1803, Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball sold the Louisiana Territory to USA-icon.png USAball for US$15,000,000 and declared itself an empire in 1804. (ironic!) Sh . However, their navy was utterly annihilated at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 by UK-icon.png UKball and realizing it was better at land warfare, Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball spent most of USA-icon.png USAball's money on their Grand Armée. In 1805, UK-icon.png UKball funded a coalition against in an attempt to remove Bonapartist sentiments from it, in response Napoleonic-icon.png France marched onto central Europe where Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball defeated Russian-Empire-icon.png Russia and Austrian Empire-icon.png Austriaball at Austerlitz, resulting in the dissolution of HRE-icon.png Holy Roman Empireball. In 1806, Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball won the twin battles of Iéna and Auerstadt. Tilsit against Russian-Empire-icon.png Russian Empireball, and also against Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball, and the Rhine Confederation-icon.png Rhine Confederationball, which gave its domination of Continental Europe. Franceball resurrected Poland-icon.png Polandball and implemented the Continental System, an attempt to embargo UK-icon.png UKball into submission. Austrian Empire-icon.png Austriaball was defeated again in 1809 at the battle of Wagram, and the Treaty of Schoenbrunn was signed.

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

    The War of the Sixth Coalition saw the Confederation of the Rhine and Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball further shaming Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball at the Battle of Leipzig in 1813 and its defeat in Spain-icon.png [spainball|spain]] in 1814. By mid-1814, the armies of the Sixth Coalition were advancing on its clay, and Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball decided to send their Bonapartist sentiments to Elba. However, they escaped, and by June 1815, it was back on their former clay, with its army back, and it marched on Brussels. Still, it was stopped at Les Quatres Bras, where Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball defeated Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball. Finally, however, UK-icon.png UKball and Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball defeated Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball at the Battle of Waterloo finally, after which the Concert of Europe gave Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball therapy. Its personality changed back into its old self (mostly). Its Bonapartist sentiments were sent to St. Helena , and it died in 1821.

    Vivelaspin.gif Révolutions and Wars (1815 – 1914)

    After 1815, the Concert of Europe was set up to help Europe recover from Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball's rampage. Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball became a secondary power to UK-icon.png UKball, which dominated the world unquestionably during the Pax Britannica and focused on overseas colonies. Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball's new continental possessions had been removed from it, so in the 1820s and 1830s, Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball invaded much of the Algerian coastline, seizing control from the Barbary pirates. In 1830, Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball had another personality change, albeit a much smaller one this time, which did not affect Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball. In 1832, Napoleonic-icon.png Franceball had a brief period of fear.

    Franceball took advantage of the Industrial Vivelaspin.gif Revolution to expand their economy and industry. Franceball had yet another personality change in 1848, along with Austrian Empire-icon.png Austriaball, and Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball, and declared themselves a republic once again. However, in 1852, Franceball became an Empire again. This time, Franceball sought to co-operate with their sibling, having matured. They worked together in the Crimean War against Russian-Empire-icon.png Russiaball with Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball in 1853-56, and again in 1859-60 in Qing-icon.png Qing Chinaball's clay in the Second Opium War. During the Second Empire, Franceball adopted part of Savoieball's clay and Nice-icon.png Niceball from Sardinia-icon.png Sardiniaball, who later became Italian-Empire-icon.png Italyball in 1861, after Franceball helped it liberate Italian Stateballs from Austriaball in 1859. Franceball then 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.png New Caledoniaball in 1853, and Cochinchinaball in 1862.

    However, France's luck declined from 1863 onwards. Franceball tried to help Austrian Empire-icon.png Austriaball onto Mexico-icon.png Mexicoball's clay, but Mexico-icon.png Mexicoball defeated miraculously them both, and they left in frustration. In 1866, Austrian Empire-icon.png Austriaball and Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball were at war with each other, and Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball and the North German Confederation tried to gain Franceball's guarantee of neutrality. Franceball was too busy eyeing Luxembourg-icon.png Luxembourgball's clay to notice, however. Franceball unsatisfactorily replied to Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball, so the latter invaded the former in 1870. Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball defeated Franceball at Metzball and Sedan and laid siege to Paris. Franceball was humiliated once more and wanted revenge on Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball, who became German Empire-icon.png German Empireball in 1871 (in the of Versailles). In the process, German Empire-icon.png Germanyball Anschlussed Alsace-icon.png Alsaceball and eastern Lorraine-icon.png Lorraineball.

    After Franceball's defeat in 1870, it descended into madness again. However, Franceball declared France-icon.png the Third Republic in 1871. It came to be a long-lasting cure for Franceball's constant fits of madness and personality changes. France-icon.png Franceball feared German Empire-icon.png Germanyball's fast-growing GDP. As a result, France-icon.png Franceball helped UK-icon.png UKball's economy by building the Suez Canal project on the Khedivate of Egypt-icon.png Egyptian Khedivateball to get quick access to Asia. By 1884, it had recovered enough to participate in the Scramble of Africa with a series of sending its army to Anschluss African kingdoms starting from central Africa all the way to the Sahara enslaving 8-icon.png 8balls, kidnapping and adopting Senegal-icon.png Senegalball, Gabon-icon.png Gabonball, Burkina Faso-icon.png Upper Voltaball, Tunisia-icon.png Tunisiaball, and Benin-icon.png Dahomeyball. Between 1895 to 1897, France threw two wars and invaded Czech SR-icon.png Merina Kingdomball, gaining full control of Madagascarball. Franceball gradually became stable again, donating and receiving gifts (the Statue of Liberty to USA-icon.png USAball in 1886 and the Eiffel Tower in 1889), and entering the prosperity of the Belle Epoque of the 1890s. Only the Dreyfuss Affair of 1895 worried it. Franceball threw two wars and invaded Czech SR-icon.png Merina Kingdomball from 1895 to 1897.

    In 1904, France-icon.png Franceball formally allied with UK-icon.png UKball. Three years later, the former allied with Russian-Empire-icon.png Russiaball. These new alliances formed the Triple Entente (or the Entente Cordiale) to protect themselves against German Empire-icon.png Germanyball's growing strength. Franceball longed to recover its children Alsace-icon.png Alsaceball and Lorraine-icon.png Lorraineball, so when war broke out in 1914, Franceball enthusiastically launched Plan 17 and attacked German Empire-icon.png Germanyball's western Rhine border.

    Guerres Mondiales Free France-icon.png (1914 – 1945)

    However, German Empire-icon.png Germanyball had activated its Schlieffen Plan and attacked Belgium-icon.png Belgiumball. The attack slightly slowed down German Empire-icon.png Germanyball, giving Franceball valuable time to mobilize its army. It then defended Paris at the bloody battle of the Marne. At the same time, its sibling outflanked German Empire-icon.png Germanyball in the Race to the Sea. In 1915, German Empire-icon.png Germanyball used poison gas and aerial bombers at Mons and beat up Franceball at Neuve-Chapelle. However, the latter defeated the former at Verdun in 1916.

    By 1917, the tide of war was turning; Franceball and its allies captured all of German Empire-icon.png Germanyball's overseas colonies. Despite Russian-Empire-icon.png Russia's personality change, USA-icon.png USAball helped the Allies defeat German Empire-icon.png Germanyball at the Meuse-Argonne offensive in spring 1918. As a result, Franceball and UK-icon.png UKball accepted a truce, which went into effect on 11 November 1918.

    Like Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball, German Empire-icon.png Germanyball was completely dismembered. In 1919, Franceball forced its child, Germany-icon.png Weimar Republicball, to sign the Treaty of Versailles at the Paris Peace Conference, in which Germany-icon.png Germanyball had to do the following:

    • Pay 6.6 billion pounds in reparations
    • Return Alsace-Lorraine to Franceball
    • Give the Levant, Kamerunball, Togolandball, and the Saarland to Franceball

    It also forbade Germany-icon.png Germanyball from doing the following:

    When hyperinflation hit Germany-icon.png Germanyball in 1923, it tried to postpone payments, only for an enraged Franceball to occupy its Ruhr clay. In 1925, Franceball left after Germany-icon.png Germanyball signed the Locarno Treaties and joining the League of Nations—of which they already were a founding member—in 1926, satisfied that Franceball was now safe. Franceball also signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928 in favor of disarmament. Still, 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.png USAball's stock market in 1929.

    Without USA-icon.png USAball's loans, Franceball's economies ground to a halt. Then, Germany-icon.png Weimar Republicball became Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball (intent on avenging Reichtangle-icon.png Reichtangle) in 1933, and Italian-Empire-icon.png Italyball became fascist. Not wanting another war, UK-icon.png UKball and Franceball used a policy of appeasement in the 1930s. They gave the Saarland back to Nazi Germanyball, allowed it to rearm Rhineland-Palatinate-icon.png the Rhineland, and let it re-occupy Danzig. In 1938, Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball Anschlussed Austriaball and Czech-icon.png Czechoslovakiaball's Sudetenland whole.

    On 1 September 1939, Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball invaded Poland-icon.png Polandball. Two days later, UK-icon.png UKball and France-icon.png Franceball declared war on it. In response, Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball blitzkrieged through Netherlands-icon.pngBelgium-icon.pngLuxembourg-icon.png the Low Countries. Later, Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball invaded Franceball. Franceball looked at its capital (Paris-icon.png Parisball) with all its art and literature and surrendered so Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball wouldn't destroy any of it. Thus, Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball and Kingdom of Italy-icon.png Fascist Italyball split Franceball. The rest of its clay became a puppet state called Vichy France-icon.png Vichy Franceball. After a few years of this containment, France took the form of Free France-icon.png Free Franceball (via the colonies of French Equatorial Africa-icon.png French Equatorial Africaball). All of them (except French Gabon-icon.png French Gabonball, who would later be invaded) pledged loyalty to Franceball. They invaded nearby French West Africa-icon.png French West Africaball and French Libya-icon.png French Libyaball to participate in D-Day.

    On 25 August 1944, USA-icon.pngUK-icon.pngSoviet-icon.png the Allied Powers liberated Paris-icon.png Parisball. They defedated the Axis Powers and won World War II.

    France-icon.png Modern Franceball France-icon.png

    After World War II, Franceball began to flourish again. But the disastrous 1946 war of decolonization in Indochina (where Vietnam-icon.png North Vietnamball, South Vietnam-icon.png South Vietnamball,Cambodia-icon.png Cambodiaball, and Laos-icon.png Laosball gained their independence in the 1954 Geneva Accords following Franceball's Dien Bien Phu defeat) left it relatively destitute. Franceball let some of the African colonies, namely French West Africa-icon.png French West Africaball and French Equatorial Africa-icon.png French Equatorial Africaball, go without a fight in 1960 (and giving French Libya-icon.png French-occupied Fezzanball back to the now newly independent Libya-icon.png Kingdom of Libyaball 7 years before), by referendum, being not able to offer French citizen equality to all the subjects of the Empire without making of its European population an ethnic minority. Franceball became a permanent member of the newly-formed Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies (UN security council) and declared the Fourth Republic. It also created and held on to Saar Protectorate-icon.png Saar Protectorateball until 1957. In 1958, they formed the Fifth Republic's system to resolve a major political crisis in the decolonization context. Still, it was forced to give up its last major colonial possession, Algeria-icon.png Algeriaball, in 1962, following the Evian Accords to stop a steril bloody war. By now, Franceball had already formed EU-icon.png EECball (later EU-icon.png EUball)'s predecessor entity, the European Coal and Steel Union in 1951 and NATO-icon.png NATOball. Through the 1956 Treaty of Rome, married Germany-icon.png West Germanyball and gave birth to EECball (EU-icon.png EUball) in the Treaty of Utrecht the following year. Franceball put a vet at the entrance of Paris-icon.png Parisball's in EU-icon.png EUball considering it's just a troll (future showed that it was). Still, it entered in 1973 after President De Gaulle's death. Franceball had a brief madness anti-systemic period in 1968 with a love story with Soviet-icon.png Sovietball and China-icon.png Chinaball, origin of their current headaches.

    Franceball's Gaullist era ended in 1970 but continues to influence world politics greatly. In 1977, it let go of Djiboutiball; in the 1990s, Franceball was essential in the reorganization of its child EU-icon.png EUball. People come from all over once more to visit its clay, and it once again became a vibrant country of culture, arts, and sports. In 1998, its 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 and the Tour de France bicycle race, which has been traveling annually across its 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 its clay from worldwide.

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

    2015: Year of tragedies and terrorist attacks

    2015 was the year of tragedies and terrorist attacks on Franceball because two major terrorist attacks happened in Paris-icon.png Parisball. From 7 January 2015 to 9 January 2015, terrorist attacks occurred across the Île-de-France region, particularly in Paris-icon.png Parisball. Three attackers killed 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 it had planned the coordinated attacks for years. On 7 January 2015, two ISIS-icon.png 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.png ISISball gunman shot a police officer and was killed. The gunner killed four more victims and took hostages on 9 January at a kosher supermarket near the Porte de Vincennes. Police tracked the assailants to an industrial estate in Dammartin-en-Goële, where ISIS-icon.png ISISball gunners took a hostage. French armed forces and police conducted simultaneous raids in Dammartin and Porte de Vincennes, killing all three ISIS-icon.png 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 (schools, churches, press organizations, etc.). On November 13, 2015, ISIS-icon.png ISISball attacked Paris-icon.png Parisball again. They started suicide bombings outside of the Stade de France first. They continued into the city's streets, killing people at several cafes and at the Bataclan concert hall, where people attending a rock concert were also taken, hostage. One hundred thirty-seven dead, around 500 were non-fatal injuries. The attack in Paris-icon.png Parisball on 13 November 2015 was the most devastating terrorist attack in Franceball's history. As an answer, Franceball sent their fighter planes to bomb and precipitate the decline of ISIS-icon.png ISISball on kebabs clay.


    Notre-Dame Fire and Terrorist Attack

    On 15 April 2019, just before 18:20 CEST, a structure fire broke out beneath the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in Paris-icon.png Parisball. By the time it was extinguished, the building's spire had collapsed, most of its roof had been destroyed, and its upper walls were severely damaged. However, its vaulted stone ceiling prevented extensive damage to the interior, which largely contained the burning roof as it collapsed. Many works of art and religious relics were moved to safety early in the emergency. Still, others suffered smoke damage, and some exterior art was damaged or destroyed. The cathedral's altar, two pipe organs, and three 13th-century rose windows suffered little to no wear. Three emergency workers were injured. Contamination of the site and the nearby environment resulted.

    On 16 October 2020, Samuel Paty, a French middle-school teacher, took place on 16 October 2020 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorineball, a suburb of Paris ball. Paty was killed and beheaded in the act of Islamist terrorism. The perpetrator, Abdoullakh Abouyedovich Anzorov, an 18-year-old Muslim Russian-born refugee of Chechnya-icon.png Chechen descent, killed and beheaded Paty with a knife. Azarov was shot and killed by police minutes later.
    His motive for the murder was that Paty had shown its students Charlie Hebdo cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad, including one cartoon that depicted Muhammad naked in a class on freedom of expression. French president Emmanuel Macron-icon.png Emmanuel Macron said that the incident was "a typical Islamist terrorist attack" and that "our compatriot was killed for teaching children freedom of speech." The murder was one of several attacks in France in recent years, and it created debate in society and politics.

    The above did nothing but call for people to boycott Franceball, some calling for map removal and making Franceball's relationship with the Arab world deteriorate harder, especially with its child Algeria-icon.png Algeriaball.

    On 29 November, Franceball won the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest hosted by its little friend Poland-icon.png Polandball. It was just the thing it needed to cheer itself up through such difficult times!

    Franceball finished 2nd at Eurovision 2021 in Netherlands-icon.png Netherlandsball, only behind its sibling Italy-icon.png Italyball - its best result in 30 years. It won its group at Euro 2021 a short time later; however, it lost in the Round of 16 to Switzerland-icon.png Switzerlandball in a penalty shootout.

    French presidential election of 2022

    These elections took place from April 10 to 24, 2022.The main candidates were Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Marine le Crayon Pen and the Emperor Emmanuel Macron.Emmanuel Macron won and became once again President of the Republic.

    Flag Colors

    The flag colors of Franceball are shown below:

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Royal Blue 0,5,49 C100-M77-Y0-K42 #002395
    White 255,55,55 N/A #FFFFFF
    Imperial Red 237,1,7 C0-M83-Y76-K7 #ED2939

    Relationships

    Amis (Friends)

    • Austria-icon.png Austriaball - My sibling-in-law with whom I have had problems in the past. We now live in peace, and it suits me well since I have reduced it to almost nothing. :)
    • Belgium-icon.png Belgiumball - This is a ridiculous dog of the bastard child! We tell each other bad jokes. MY FRIES COME FROM MARSEILLE! FRENCH FRIES ARE THE BEST FRIES! REMOVE THE WAFFLES NOW! But your fries come from me, okay? Also, how does it feel to lose in THE SEMI-FINAL?!
    • Brazil-icon.png Brazilball - We were allies during the First World War. But stop calling me a coward who surrenders! At least it helps for the satellite. Hon hon! Never forget the 1998 FIFA World Cup!
    • Canada-icon.png Canadaballe - My child. I like it; ut is friendly and tolerant. Canada is the favourite destination for our young students.
    • Russia-icon.png Russiaball - We are now friends. Russieballe hosted the Football World Cup 2018, which I won. I was allied with Russieballe in both world wars. I even loved its parents and grandparents. I love your vodka, and it loves to eat my frog legs. But I'm sorry for 1812, and I don't want to be a communist.
    • Germany-icon.png Germanyball - Germany! My worst enemy spouse, I’m better than you at football! You’ve been relegated! But seriously, Germany-icon.png Weimarballe Republic I miss it. (Doctor, doctor, doctor! Laughter is really the best remedy! Hon, hon, hon!)
    • Spain-icon.png Spainball - We had a very turbulent relationship in the past because of Naples and Burgundy. However, we are good (well, it kept its Capetian king). I buy cheap cigarettes, drugs, and vacations in its clay.
    • Italy-icon.png Italyball - Our capitals are exclusively twinned. Only USA-icon.png Burger thinks there is a rivalry between us. But there is no debate: my food is better, and the Mona Lisa is now mine. Could you send the Pope back to Avignonball?
    • Morocco-icon.png Moroccoball - This is my favorite African friend! It's a great trading partner. It was a French protectorate, but it was a long time ago! It loves my culture very much (the baguette is strong!), and vice versa (couscous is strong too)!
    • Nepal-icon.png Nepalrawr - I love the mountains. One of my climbers climbed Mount Everest! Long live Nepal! (You can be my mountain base for the French Empire.)
    • Latvia-icon.png Latviaball - It loves my potato dishes and I give it a lot of economic support in EU-icon.png the EU. In addition, some French live at Riga-icon.png Rigaball, so you are my second base to attack Russia-icon.png Russieball and part of my glorious French Empire! Hon hon.
    • EU-icon.png EUball - This is my little child with Germany-icon.png Allemagnebale, which I am proud of, so carry on with the plan to conquer the world, hon, hon! I’m sorry for 2017; NEVER FORGET!
    • Quebec-icon.png Quebecball - My child with a funny accent! You worry a lot about the suppression of French genes. I await its independence, the constitution of a great transatlantic confederation of France, an alliance between the new and the old France, or whatever it wants. At least I gave you Nicholas and Burnet. Please be kind to Canada-icon.png your sibling.
    • Louisiana-icon.png Louisianaball - This is my other grandchild living in USA-icon.png United States. Louisiana is hosting exquisite Mardi Gras celebrations. Unfortunately, it is still Americanizing.
    • Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball - My Asian friend and adoptive relative. I win! Thank you for hosting Miss Universe 2016! I had the pleasure of celebrating this fantastic event!
    • Netherlands-icon.png Netherlandsball - This is my ex-spouse, very stoned all the time. It vacations in my clay. Part of the Bourgogneballe, right? My jury gave him 12 at Eurovision 2019; I’m glad he finally won after so long!
    • Vietnam-icon.png Vietnamball - It’s my coconut friend who loves my wand. And you need to withdraw Western Sahara recognition.
    • USA-icon.png USAball - It is my sarcastic and arrogant godchild (but I suppose it has its good side). I gave it Louisiana-icon.png Louisianaball (it wasn’t cool, godchild). USA-icon.png Bullets-United helped me during the First World War (you were late, but thank you) and the Second World War (you were late, but thank you again). I helped USA-icon.png United States ball to kick the cute ass of UK-icon.png United Kingdom ball during its independence. It was an expensive but fun game. I also gave him a statue of me (the Statue of Liberty), but its new president is weird. (Plox tell your president that not only does he have Ireland-icon.png Irish heritage, but he has French and England-icon.png rosbif English heritage too!)
    • Monaco-icon.png Monacoball - My little pet. It’s rich.
    • Serbia-icon.png Serbiaball - I have to help you remove more skewers; you are also a good ally. I’m really sorry I bombed you in 1999; I got the blessing of the UN. You are also the great mover of Austria and Hungary during the First World War! It is even of fellow kebab remover! Hon!
    • Armenia-icon.png Armeniaball - One of my best friends, it also is a kebab remover and I recognize the Armenian genocide. Never forget! Nagorno-Karabakh is Armenia!
    • Scotland-icon.png Scotlandball - You deserve to be free.
    • Japan-icon.png Japanball - You are the Asian version of me and a good fan of me. Thank you for letting me inspire the Pokémon region of Kalos! I like your sumo concept and maki.
    • Oman-icon.png Omanball - Please give me some oil!
    • Poland-icon.png Polandball - Happy 100th birthday, my friend. You are very sweet! I like you very much! (Also, tu beat me at Sener junior Eurovision, but I liked your song.)
    • Australia-icon.png Australiaball - Many Franceballs are big fans of its country! I build submarines for that. Sometimes, however, I confuse it with the Americans or with the Austrians. (Anyway, these Anglos are all the same.)
    • New Zealand-icon.png New Zealandball - We both love rugby, and it helped me during the First World War with Australia. Also, I am sorry to have bombed your ship in 1985. Never forget 2007 and 2011. But sometimes it is confused with Americans or Australians. (Either way, these Anglos are all the same boring things.)
    • Qatar-icon.png Qatarball and Saudi Arabia-icon.png Saudi Arabiaball - Middle East trading partners.
    • Argentina-icon.png Argentinaball - My relative (the child from Spain) and my Latin American best friend. I helped it customize its cool music. Do you remember the Last Tango in Paris?
    • Chile-icon.png Chiliballe - Relative. I helped its people flee to my land after the coup, but now I think it's okay. Its president is of French France-icon.png ancestry, Switzerland-icon.png Swiss, Greece-icon.png Greek and Basque-icon.png Basque. (Your wine sucks!)
    • Iran-icon.png Iranball - It exports me good oil and loves my car brands: Peugeot, Citroën, and Renault.
    • Colombia-icon.png Colombiaball - Great Latine friend. It makes great coffee, but MY WINE IS EVEN BETTER!
    • Switzerland-icon.png Switzerlandball - Part of my union, FRACH. We love your chocolate; Give me more of your best chocolate! Here, take Nickelodeon France, Disney Channel France, and Cartoon Network France (including its Swiss substream to stay neutral!)!
    • Bulgaria-icon.png Bulgariaball - Thank you for the twelve points on the televote at Eurovision 2017; I'm glad you liked my song that year!
    • Gabon-icon.png Gabonball - Puppet Child adopted in Central Africa who has an excellent relationship with me!
    • Tunisia-icon.png Tunisiaball - It can finally enter democracy; Good! Very nice clay for holidays.
    • India-icon.png Indiaball - My relative. Macron has met your Prime Minister! You are also a good friend. I really like your food. (Don't scam me!) He also hates Niger-icon.png my child for stealing his flag. I used to have small ports in its clay. Oggy and the Cockroaches have good viewership in its clay. But remove ripoff.
    • Malaysia-icon.png Malaysiaball - I help train its soldiers in his clay. It loves my croissants and its locals love to visit Paris. Please do not boycott my products. By the way, can I have Bukit Tinggi? Then I revive my glorious French Empire.
    • Wallonia-icon.png Walloniaball - My child who wants to unite with me. Shhh, don't let this idiot from Belgium-icon.png Belgium know that, okay?
    • Niger-icon.png Nigerball - My other African child puppet who is very poor. I'm sorry I created your borders. I didn't expect them pffft to look like a fried chicken drumstick!
    • Iraq-icon.png Iraqball - I helped it against ISIS, and Macron met with your prime minister! You are also a good friend.
    • China-icon.png Chinaball - You love my food, and I depend on it a lot. HOWEVER, STOP INTIMIDATING Vietnam-icon.png MY CHILD!
    • Mauritania-icon.png Mauritaniaball - My African kebab child. Uh, the one with the scary smile I gave it during my rampage. It loves me even after that.
    • Chad-icon.png Chadball - Another child from Africa. It was the one with the bionic eyes that I gave him as a farewell gift; they are very similar to Chad.
    • Ukraine-icon.png Ukraineball - Thank you for the twelve points at Eurovision 2018! Russia-icon.png Russiaballe annoys you, but you have my moral support! Crimea-icon.png Crimeaball is yours, but remember the 7–1! Hon, hon, hon, hon!
    • Israel-icon.png Israelcube - Congratulations on winning Eurovision 2018! Your song was awesome, but not as awesome as mine!
    • South Korea-icon.png South Koreaball - South Korea is the best Korea. I don't recognize North Korea-icon.png aby evil twin. Also, happy K-pop! I also helped it during the Korean War.
    • Croatia-icon.png Croatiaball - I EXHAUSTED YOU DURING THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE 1998 FIFA WORLD CUP AND THE FINAL OF THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP! HON HON HON! YOU PLAYED TOO WELL! HON HON HON!
    • Soviet-icon.png Soviet Union - It was communist, but I liked it because I played fair during the Cold War, and it trusted me. "Then, however, I banned communism because it invaded Poland-icon.png Polandball during the Second World War!"
    • UK-icon.png United Kingdom - My ex-spouse. We used to be enemies, but now we have reconciled (for the better, of course).

    Neutral (Frenemies)

    • Cameroon-icon.png Cameroonball - My African child in Central Africa. I will help you build your Bonaberi bridge. BUT TELL YOUR PEOPLE THE MORE THEY INSULT ME ABOUT THE CFA FRANC, THE MORE I CONTROL YOUR ECONOMY! SOMETIMES YOU’RE THE WORST COLONY I’VE HAD, SO STOP TALKING ABOUT Germany-icon.png YOUR FORMER PARENT!
    • Haiti-icon.png Haitiball - My rebellious Caribbean child who hates me. Do you regret your independence now? Another cataclysm? Anyway, I’m doing you a favor by helping you after the earthquake, so be grateful.
    • Sweden-icon.png Swedenball - You are a beautiful Aryan. We don’t hate you, but HOW DARE YOU TAKE OFF MY BEAUTIFUL BÖRK! IF YOU TAKE IT OFF, I’LL MAKE ONE MYSELF! IKEA is good, and your pastries impress me.
    • Pakistan-icon.png Pakistanball - My relative. I buy dates from Pakistan and pack them around the world. I was also one of the first non-kebab countries to recognize it. Yet, you’re a fucking kebab. DON’T DELETE India-icon.png INDEPENDENT, MY BEST RELATIVE! YOU HEAR ME! ALSO, STOP SUPPORTING Taliban-icon.png TERRORISM!
    • Basque-icon.png Basqueball - This is the weird Spain-icon.png Spanish kid who thinks he’s connected to 6-icon.png 6ball because of its weird language. Many Basques live in my clay, but you remain alone. Therefore, I don’t hate you, but please don’t put an ETA on me.
    • Mexico-icon.png Mexicoball - My relative. I too am a pyramidophile! It's strong against the new president of USA-icon.png America! BUT 1867 WAS THE WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE, AND I WANTED TO BE FRIENDS!
    • Mali-icon.png Maliball - It was my favorite African child. I helped it eliminate the jihadists, but it… banished me from his clay? HOW CAN YOU?!
    • Thailand-icon.png Thailandball - Many French people visit your country! BUT NEVER 1890! HON HON HON!
    • Syria-icon.png Syriaball - My child. I promise to help it fight ISIS-icon.png ISISball.
    • Romania-icon.png Romaniaball - This is my little oriental sibling. Romaninieballe loves me, and I love it a little. Bucharest-icon.png Its capital is called the «Little Eastern Paris». Yet we both hate Romanis, so I guess we can be friends.
    • Indonesia-icon.png Indonesiaball and Brunei-icon.png Bruneiball - They both hate me right now because of Samuel Paty’s assassination, and it wants to boycott my product.
    • Portugal-icon.png Portugalball - Sibling, fan and concierge. I have a large Portuguese community in my clay. I liked your song Eurovision 2017; it was the very deserved winner. Please, build me a kitchen wall.
    • Palestine-icon.png Palestineball - It seems interested in establishing better relations with me once its war with Israel-icon.png Israelcube is over. But please be nice to Israel-icon.png Israel, ok? I support you at war though.
    • UK-icon.png UKball - we used to be amis in WWI, WWII, and the Cold War. But since le shit Brexit happened, our tensions increased. BREXIT LE SHIT!
    • Myanmar-icon.png Myanmarball - It is also another kebab remover as it removes Rohingya-icon.png Rohingyas, but I support Rohingya.

    Enemies

    • Turkey-icon.png Turkeyball - For the last time, YOU CANNOT ENTER EU-icon.png EU! AND CONTROL YOUR RADICAL PRESIDENT, PLEASE! NOT TO MENTION HE IS ALSO THE MAIN KEBAB! REMOVE! AND STOP BULLYING Armenia-icon.png ARMENIABALL!
    • Somalia-icon.png Somaliaball - REMOVE THE PIRATES FROM THE SEA! I SUPPORT EVERYONE AGAINST YOU!
    • England-icon.png Englandball - just 'M A L'. The DEVIL! I will reduce you to the sickly, despicable, primitive half-island that you have always been. Well, we assume that opportunity has passed. Meh, I guess we’re kind of friends now. :/ This relationship is the same as at UK-icon.png the United Kingdom, except that we have more wars. You will help me in case of need and vice versa. Ah, yes, I have to thank you for eliminating Sweden-icon.png Swedenball from the World Cup. Hon!
    • Venezuela-icon.png Venezuelaball - Juan Guaido is the real president!
    • Cuba-icon.png Cubaball - REMOVE FIDEL CASTRO FROM THE PREMISES!
    • Nicaragua-icon.png Nicaraguaball - Shit, change the flag of Madriz-icon.png your child!
    • Libya-icon.png Libyaball - I hate you because you are friends with my Azerbaijan-icon.pngSomalia-icon.pngTurkey-icon.pngPalestine-icon.png enemies. Even when you got rid of your Gaddafi Libya-icon.png past, I still hate you. Remove!
    • Japanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of Japanball - You kidnapped French Indochina-icon.png my child! Get rid of the banzai! You are so lucky because Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball gave me Anschluss in 1940!
    • Algeria-icon.png Algeriaball - YOU! YOU ARE THE REASON WHY MY GREAT EMPIRE IS FALLING! YOU AND YOUR FLN WILL PAY AND BECOME MY COLONY AGAIN!
    • ISIS-icon.png ISISball - What is the?! You. You.' ('* turns into France-icon (tangle).png Napoleonic Francetangle* ) YOU! ENOUGH WITH THE ATTACKS; WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?! CHARLIE HEBDO, PARIS, NICE, SAINT-ETIENNE DU ROUVRAY, CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, AND THE CHAMPS-ELYSEES?! WITHDRAW, WITHDRAW, WITHDRAW, RIDICULOUS ISISBALL! STOP RADICALIZING MY PEOPLE WITH YOUR IDEOLOGY! France-icon (tangle).png Otherwise, you will experience a painful and slow death. NO TERRORISM!
    • Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germany - Take a Bir Hakeim and Dunkirk in your face for life! 1940 WAS THE WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE! NEVER FORGET THE BLOODY HUMILIATION, THE SCORE AND—'

    Regional lands

    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 further subdivided into 2 to 13 departments. At the same time, the overseas regions consist of only one department each. They 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.

    Overseas regionballs

    Anecdotes/Trivia

    • In the middle of the Middle Ages, it faced the England-icon.png Kingdom of Englandball in a conflict known as the Hundred Years War, as the latter wanted to annex them to their dominions. After 116 years of fighting (not a hundred as would be believed by its name), the costly war ended with the English withdrawal from French lands.
    • It is a leader of French-icon.png Franchoponeball as a English-icon.png Commonwealthball rival
    • Since it was defeated by the Nazi-icon.png Nazis in WWII, it has been feeling quite unsure of itself.
    • Two of humanity's most iconic pieces of art are in the Louvre Museum in Paris (Venus de Milo and the Code of Hammurabi).
    • Although it once took almost all of Europe being Napoleonic Franceball, the other countries of Europe forgot that and kept calling it a Surrender. Idiots.
    • In French-icon.png the French language, the native name of the country (France) is a feminine noun. This explains why Marianne, the national personification of France, is a woman.
    • Discovered the planetball Neptune-icon.png Neptuneball (Urbain Le Verrier)
    • It is the country with the most Nobel Prize winners for literature.
    • It owns a Disneyland.
      • In fact, some French fairy tales were adapted by Disney to become movies, like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and the Beauty and the Beast.
    • From here was the oldest woman in history, Jeanne Louise Calment, who lived 122 years (1875-1997).
    • The expression "Sacre Bleu" is out of use in the country.
    • The French Fries was not invented in its clay, but in Belgium-icon.png Belgiumball.
    • It stole the croissant from Austria-icon.png Austriaball and awarded it as its own.
    • It invented champagne, and almost all champagne produced in the world comes from the Champagne region. Coincidence? I do not think so!

    How to draw

    1. Draw a black circle, then fill the left with blue,
    2. Then fill the right with Red, and leave the middle with white.
    3. Draw the eyes, and you're done.
    4. And if you want to, you can add a beret.

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    World War I UK-icon.png UKballFrance-icon.png FranceballRussian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball (Russian SFSR (old)-icon.png Russian SFSRball) • Italian-Empire-icon.png Kingdom of ItalyballBritish Raj-icon.png British RajballJapanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of JapanballBelgium-icon.png BelgiumballLuxembourg-icon.png LuxembourgballKingdom of Serbia-icon.png Kingdom of SerbiaballKingdom of Greece-icon.png Kingdom of GreeceballKingdom of Montenegro-icon.png Kingdom of MontenegroballKingdom of Romania-icon.png Kingdom of RomaniaballUSA-icon.png USAballAndorra-icon.png AndorraballArmenia-icon.png ArmeniaballKingdom of Hejaz-icon.png Arab Rebelballs • Brazil-icon.png BrazilballROC-icon (old).png Republic of ChinaballCosta Rica-icon.png Costa RicaballMexico-icon.png MexicoballUnited States Cuba-icon.png Republic of CubaballBohemia-icon.png Czechoslovak LegionballsSaudi Arabia-icon.png Emirate of Nejd and HasaballGuatemala-icon.png GuatemalaballHaiti-icon.png HaitiballHonduras-icon.png HondurasballLiberia-icon.png LiberiaballNepal-icon.png NepalRawrNicaragua-icon.png NicaraguaballPanama-icon.png PanamaballPortugal-icon.png PortugalballThailand-icon.png SiamballAbyssinia-icon.png Ethiopian Empireball
    World War II UK-icon.png UKballUSA-icon.png USAballSoviet-icon.png Soviet UnionballTaiwan-icon.png Republic of ChinaballFrance-icon.png Franceball (Free France-icon.png Free Franceball) • French Indochina-icon.png French Indochinaball (from 1940) • Second Polish Republic-icon.png Second Polish Republicball (Second Polish Republic-icon.png PR PolandballPolish Underground State-icon.png Polish Underground StateballPoland-icon.png Polish government-in-exileball) • Canada-icon (Red Ensign).png CanadaballBritish Ceylon-icon.png British CeylonballBritish Raj-icon.png British RajballAustralia-icon.png AustraliaballPanslavic-icon.png Kingdom of Yugoslaviaball (Yugoslavia-icon.png Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslaviaball) • Kingdom of Greece-icon.png Kingdom of GreeceballNew Zealand-icon.png New ZealandballUnion of South Africa-icon.png Union of South AfricaballNetherlands-icon.png NetherlandsballBelgium-icon.png BelgiumballLuxembourg-icon.png LuxembourgballNorway-icon.png NorwayballCzech-icon.png CzechoslovakiaballAbyssinia-icon.png Ethiopian EmpireballBrazil-icon.png BrazilballMexico-icon.png MexicoballGuatemala-icon.png GuatemalaballEl Salvador-icon.png El SalvadorballHonduras-icon.png HondurasballNicaragua-icon.png NicaraguaballCosta Rica-icon.png Costa RicaballPanama-icon.png PanamaballColombia-icon.png ColombiaballPeru-icon.png PeruballPhilippines-icon.png Commonwealth of the PhilippinesballUnited States Cuba-icon.png Republic of CubaballLiberia-icon.png LiberiaballBolivia-icon.png BoliviaballParaguay-icon.png ParaguayballHaiti-icon.png HaitiballChile-icon.png ChileballArgentina-icon.png ArgentinaballTurkey-icon.png TurkeyballSouth Korea-icon.png KoreaballNepal-icon.png NepalrawrSyria-icon.png SyriaballKingdom of Egypt-icon.png Kingdom of EgyptballDominican-icon.png Dominican RepublicballIceland-icon.png IcelandballDenmark-icon.png DenmarkballKingdom of Italy-icon.png Kingdom of Italyball (from 1943) • Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png Kingdom of Iraqball (from 1943) • United States of Venezuela-icon.png United States of VenezuelaballPahlavi Iran-icon.png Pahlavi Iranball Bulgaria-icon.png Tsardom of Bulgariaball (from 1944) • Kingdom of Romania-icon.png Kingdom of Romaniaball (from 1944) • Saudi Arabia-icon.png Saudi ArabiaballFinland-icon.png Finlandball (from 1945) • Mongolia-icon.png MongoliaballVietnam-icon.png Vietnamball (slightly)
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