French Republic
République française
Timeline: Das Große Vaterland

OTL equivalent: France without Alsace-Lorraine
Flag of France Armoiries république française
Flag Coat of Arms

Liberté, égalité, fraternité (French)
("Liberty, equality, fraternity")

Anthem "La Marseillaise"
Capital Paris
Largest city Paris
Other cities Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Orléans, Calais
  others English, German
Roman Catholic
  others Protestantism, Islam, Judaism
Ethnic Groups
  others Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek
Demonym French
President François Hollande
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
Area 674,843 km²
Population 65,350,000 
Established 1792 (historic)

1958 (current)

Currency Euro
Organizations European Union, United Nations

The French Fifth Republic or French Republic, or just simply France, is a nation in Western Europe that was established in its current form in 1958. The current constitution establishes a system of a semi-presidential republic, with a strong President as the Head of State and a Prime Minister he appoints to serve as Head of Government. It is one of the most powerful nations in Europe and the world, being consistently ranked among the world's premier great powers. The current President is François Hollande of the Socialist Party and the Prime Minister is Jean-Marc Ayrault, also a Socialist Party member. The Parliament of France is bicameral, with an upper house, the Senate, and a lower house, the National Assembly. The capital and economic center of France is Paris, an ancient city that has existed since around 508 in its modern form, it is known for having been constantly conquered and every time it as risen again.

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