Jose and Marelyn

"France can not be France without greatness."

-France nickname: "The hexagon"(six -sided country)

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Norther France

-Paris is the economic political and cultural capital of France

-Lille is another important city that has textile factories, chemical plants and steel mills.

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Southwest France

-This region has grapes that are used to make wines

-Bordeaux has a reputation for producing the best wines

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Southern France

-Massif central and the alps have new peaks and old peaks

- The Alps hindered movement between France and Italy. To fix the problem they built a tunnel.

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The Mediterranean

-The Riviera is a huge tourist attraction. This area is a thin strip of low-lying coastal land.

- Three cities are Cannes, Nice, Saint- Tropez.

- Marseilles; is the busiest seaport in France and the second most active in all western Europe.

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Eastern France

- Rhine river is Europe's busiest waterway, forms part of Frances border with Germany.

- Resources found here are iron and coal.

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France History

-France was known as Gaul when the Romans conquered it in the first century B.C.

-One of the most famous conquerors of all time, Charlemagne set up efficient government in his realm

-Germany invaded them and Napoleon Bonaparte help them out

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Language and Culture

-Language of France is French

- French was spoken only in and around Paris. As the French kings expanded their control, they decreed that the language of Paris became the language of all the land they ruled

-Dialect- a particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group

-New French words are published in officials dictionaries only if they are approved by the French academy is to preserve the purity of French language

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Cultural Identity

These artists were leaders in a style of painting of known as impressionism.

Claude Monet and Pierre August Renoir

Paris is the cultural center of France

Louvre is a famous museum in Paris,France

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France Today

Nationalized and Recession has help France economy

The US and France relationship has improved

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