The Commune of Paris (UK:/'kɒmjuːn/'ov/'pærɪs/')(French: Communauté de Paris) is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory on the Seine River in Europe and several overseas territories in Africa, the Caribbean, and Greenland, and it co-administers territories in South-America, India, and Indochina. The constitution establishes the nation as independent and democratic, and forbids its involvement in any war not declared on the Commune.
During the Iron Age, what is now Paris was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. The Gauls were conquered by the Roman Empire in 51 BC, which held Gaul until AD 486. The Gallo-Romans faced raids and migration from the Germanic Franks, who dominated the region for hundreds of years, eventually creating the medieval Kingdom of France, with Paris as its capital. The asteroid impact of 1429 threw the newly-consolidated France into chaos, and for a period of over 100 years no government in the area controlled more territory than a single city, and in many cases even those were divided. in the 1560's the area began to recess from the anarchy that defined the dark ages, and between 1568 and 1573 Guy Cousteau, the Comte d'Orleans unified the northern half of France under the kingdom of the same name, and in 1599 his successor, Charles VIII, established Paris as its capital. In 1749 the Eleven Years' War was concluded with the Treaty of Antwerp, ceding Lorraine, Campagne, and Picardy to the Confederation of Westfalia. In 1808 the Dutch War was fought between France, the Netherlands, and Germany, and ended with the annexation of Normandy by the Netherlands. As part of the peace settlement, Paris (no longer France's capital, which had been moved back to Orleans in 1751), was declared independent, and a democratic constitution was forced upon it that forbade it from being involved in any conflicts not declared upon Paris itself.