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Generational Country Study: France
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Online reference information
CIA Fact Book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fr.html
US State Dept.: http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/fr/
BBC Country Profile: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/998481.stm
Google news: http://news.google.com/news?q=France
Google books: http://books.google.com/books?q=France
Free Google books: http://books.google.com/books?as_brr=1&q=France
Generational Crisis Wars
-- France: French Revolution + Napoleonic Wars -- 1789-1814
-- France: Franco-Prussian War -- 1870-1871
-- France: World War Two -- 1929-1945
-- Ireland may block Lisbon treaty for new European Union in June 12 vote:
Those opposed to ratification appear to be gaining ground,
-- Sarkozy government becomes paralyzed after defeat in municipal elections:
Socialists gain power across France, leaving economic reforms in doubt.
-- Euphoric Nicolas Sarkozy supporters celebrate victory over Ségolène Royal:
First 100 days: Put France back to work, stop illegal immigration, and make France a great nation again.
-- NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman shows ignorance and evasiveness about al-Qaeda in Iraq:
In an interview that appeared on CNN on Sunday,
-- France heads for chaos in Sunday's first round election for President:
Nicolas Sarkozy is leading in the polls, and he may even not hate America. Mon dieu!
-- Mainstream media suddenly notices that European governments are paralyzed:
Saying that the recent Italian election means there's "a crisis of the democratic model,"
-- French President Jacques Chirac caves in to the million-student street protests:
In dramatic political reversal, Chirac rescinded a youth employment law on Monday,
-- Paris riots continue for seventh night:
Historically, Paris is well known for its riots and rebellions.
-- France's Nicolas Sarkozy says "Let them eat cake!":
There's been violent racial rioting in Paris's Muslim ghetto suburbs every night since Thursday,
-- Tony Blair: "We need jobs, not subsidies for cows":
Lots of vitriol led up to Blair's speech on Thursday
-- An angry Putin refuses to negotiate with Chechnya:
Facing mounting citizen anger and EU criticism for not stopping the barbaric terrorist slaughter in Beslan,
Other online references
Canadian Country Profile:
National Geographic Music Profile: http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/worldmusic/view/page.basic/country/content.country/france_21
Kidon Media Link: http://www.kidon.com/media-link/fr.php
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