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Napoleon - Legacy - Criticism
... Napoleon ended lawlessness and disorder in post-Revolutionary France ... His role in the Haitian Revolution and decision to reinstate slavery in France's oversea colonies are controversial and have an impact on his reputation ... true legacy must reflect the loss of status for France and needless deaths brought by his rule historian Victor Davis Hanson writes, "After all, the military record is unquestioned—17 years of wars, perhaps six ...
Napoleon - Titles, Styles, Honours and Arms
... Emperor Napoleon I of France House of Bonaparte Political offices Preceded by French Directory Provisional Consul of France 11 November – 12 December 1799 Became Consul New title Consulate created First Consul ...
Napoleon - Reforms
... higher education, a tax code, road and sewer systems, and established the Banque de France (central bank) ... the Organic Articles, which regulated public worship in France ... achievements the order is still the highest decoration in France ...
Economy Of Saint Pierre And Miquelon
... dispute with Canada, although it represents only 25 percent of what France had sought ... The islands are heavily subsidized by France, which benefits the standard of living ... million, supplemented by annual payments from France of about $60 million (2003 estimate) GDP per capita purchasing power parity $6,900 (2001 estimate) Inflation rate (consumer prices) 2.1% (1991 ...
Foreign Relations Of Tunisia - France
... Tunisia and France retain a special relationship due to their history, geographic location, and economic relationship ... In France there is a sizeable Tunisian diaspora, and the French language is widely used in Tunisia ... Ranked by country, France receives the largest amount of Tunisian exports, and France is number-one regarding Tunisian imports also ...

More definitions of "France":

  • (noun): A republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe.
    Synonyms: French Republic

Famous quotes containing the word france:

    It is not enough that France should be regarded as a country which enjoys the remains of a freedom acquired long ago. If she is still to count in the world—and if she does not intend to, she may as well perish—she must be seen by her own citizens and by all men as an ever-flowing source of liberty. There must not be a single genuine lover of freedom in the whole world who can have a valid reason for hating France.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)

    The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American. It is more fun for an intelligent person to live in an intelligent country. France has the only two things toward which we drift as we grow older—intelligence and good manners.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

    But as some silly young men returning from France affect a broken English, to be thought perfect in the French language; so his Lordship, I think, to seem a perfect understander of the unintelligible language of the Schoolmen, pretends an ignorance of his mother-tongue. He talks here of command and counsel as if he were no Englishman, nor knew any difference between their significations.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)