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Franceball (alias Franceballe; born 431), is a culturally, military and economically successful countryball who loves poems, architecture and cheese and questionable edible meats. Franceball is the outcome of Franciaball built in Gaulball on the ruins of SPQRball (last survivor of this event) and thus, the matrix of post-Roman Occident. Franceball can also into winner of FIFA World Cup 2018 as 1998 did!
Franceball share the borders with Belgiumball, Luxembourgball on the north, Germanyball to the northeast, Switzerlandball and Italyball to the East, and Spainball to the south. Including the tiny countryballs, Monacoball and Andorraball. The sea clay of Franceball are occupied by the Manche (or "English Channel" Englandball likes to say) on the northwest with UKball, the bay of Gascony / Biscay to the west, and the Mediterranean sea with Italyball to the south east. The French clay divides into 12 mainland regions, plus six dependent departments and regions, and the capital Parisball, giving a total of 643,801 sq km (248,573 sq mi) as the 42nd biggest countryball in the world, and 67,3 million people as the 21st most populous countryball in the world (as of October 2018).
Franceball is a member of the G7 as a member of the G20 (or Group of Twenty), a group formed by the countryballs that have the 19 largest economies plus their son the EUball. Franceball is also a permanent member of the UNball Security Council.
Franceball's national day is on 14th of July (Bastille day). But Franceball's birthday is in 25th December, the day of the baptism of King Clovis the 1st and the symbolic alliance between Frankish and Gaulish powers. Franceball's astrological sign is Capricorn. The French election ended on May 7 and the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron defeated far-right candidate
and kebab remover Marine Le Pen. As of 2019, it has a population of 67.39 million inhabitants.
(Strong incompatibility with Taurus as UKball)
Franceball still has a half-friendly rivalry against UKball, who treacherously stole their America they say, and who sucks at cooking. Franceball also retained some of their imperial possessions, such as French Guianaball, Réunionball or French Polynesiaball, children who have many good things to cook and who constitutes a gigantic maritime space to swim and to cruise warships. Franceball conquered a very large part of the planet but is told not to be good at fighting by USAball, because of their fear in WW2 despite of the final butt kicking of Germany. But usually, Franceball tags along with USAball with Middle-Eastern conflicts (Even told so, Franceball military-talking the most powerful European ball, and hides a dark side of military pride, Napoleonic and Crusader dreams). Because Franceball is so pretty, they have the most tourists visiting their clay in the world. Franceball is currently experiencing a permanent strike.
Histoire / History
Franceball (known as Franciaball in their teenage years) is the biological child of Gaulball (Franceball inherited their clay) and SPQRball, and also sibling of UKball by adoption. Franceball's father, SPQRball, was a harsh trainer but otherwise a loving father who taught Franceball nice pools, Christianity and the art of Imperialism. When SPQRball died (killed by Germaniaball), however, they were left as orphans, and the once-siblings, became rivals who always tried to up each other in the game of World Domination, to be the one and only successor of SPQRball, aka the Imperium. The siblings have always fought each other ever since and became a great kingdom in Gaulball and Germanaball. In this game, and with the kebab expansion of the 600's, Franciaball became the only survivor of the post SPQRball first generation balls after having sequestred Burgundyball. Taking their clay from the north side, Franceball fixed their capital in Parisball, even if Lyonball was the one of Gaulball and strongest in this time.
After Franceball defeated the kebab barbarians on their clay in 732, they won ever more prestige and became a powerful centralized state in Europe, recycling the western Roman Empire with Charlemagne (damned by Byzantineball). But just released from the kebab attacks, Franceball was harassed by Nordicball and offered him a place in Franceball's clay to calm him, creating Normandyball who should protect Parisball from the sea side.
While Englandball established relative control over their rainy clay, Franceball expanded their empire into Germania, Italy, Spain and Burgundyball, diffusing Catholicism, Latin language and their cooking and architecture over there, but Franceball's clay was divided in three parts in 843. This event built a kind of other Franceball, in east in Germaniaball, a clone in other words, who kept le empire title and begun HREball.
In 1066, Franceball’s step-brother Normandyball conquered Englandball's clay, resulting in Franceball's political and cultural domination of Englandball's clay for some centuries. This is why all smart and sophisticated words come from Franceball’s cool language.
In 1090's some french balls ( Toulouseball Flandersball, Normandyball and many else) started the first crusade up, claiming Jerusalemcube and took it in 1098 after building a new countryball in Levant, Kingdom of Jerusalemball. For the next centuries, Franceball has been the primordial european arbitrator of the political events of Mediterranea and Orient, being sometime in open war with Byzantineball, Turkeyball and Egyptball.
A long period of self-fulfillment continued in this context. Franceball developed new architecture as the "french art" (alias gothic), new recipes, Franceball's language, their courteous feeling and a new concept of chivalry that are so fashion. Franceball's aristocracy infiltrated many trones in Europe as Navarreball, Englandball, Byzantineball, Savoyball, Kingdom of Sicilyball, Kingdom of Naplesball or Hungaryball. Attracted by wine, sciences and sun, Englandball harassed ber since the XIth century. After having a first time completely rid themself of their painfull presence, Franceball began a great modernization work at home. Jealous as ever, Englandball, HREball and Flandersball decided to bash Franceball into an imposing coalition. So in 1214 HREball and Flandersball attacked Franceball to the head while Englandball attacked simultaneously in the back (like he usually does). Franceball counter-attacked and severely kicked them all at the battles of Castillon and Bouvines, strengthening their main position in the Occident.
Later, the Hundred Years' War was a series of conflicts waged from 1337 to 1453 pitting Englandball, against Franceball for control of clay and finishing by the definitive expulsion of Englandball of thier ground. Here is a full list of English-French rivalry. With a tactics of entrenchment and archery which put an end to the chivalrous methods of Franceball, Englandball defeated Franceball at Crecy in 1346, and Poitiers in 1356, taking enormous part of Franceball's land which was reconquered and conquered again during decades. To make matters worse for Franceball, a civil war begun between the feodal guilds of Burgundyball and Orleansball (who successively allied themselves to Englandball) and, as detail, the Black Death destroyed most of Franceball's resources in the 1340s and 1350s. However, Franceball had the pleasure of watching it spread to Englandball and also watching his civil war, known as the Wars of the Roses. In 1415, after a particularly humiliating defeat by their brother at Agincourt ("Azincourt" for civilzed people), after which almost half their clay was occupied by him, Franceball secretly vowed to get their act together again. In 1429, Franceball did just that, kicking his arse at Orleans and retaking Paris to Burgundyball. But in 1431, with Burgundyball's help, Englandball captured and burned Franceball's secret to power.
However, Burgundyball abandoned Englandball when Franceball developed their new fatal weapon: the powdered artillery regiments to solve all their problems. Franceball reclaimed most of their clay by 1453, with the exception of Calais city which was the first "Gibraltarball" of UKball (recovered in 1558), ending the systematic looting of its pretty gardens.
But a kind of cold war begun with Burgundyball. Franceball built a large anti-Burgundyball club with Savoyball, Switzerlandball, Lorraineball, Alsaceball and Milanball which isolated Burgundyball. This proxy war ended in the battle of Nancyball in 1477 and with the desintegration of burgundian states between Franceball and Habsburg family, preparing tree centuries of intensive wars between Spainball and Franceball for the recovery of this ex "Grand duché d'Occident".
By the 1480s, Franceball moved into the Renaissance of the 1500s as Burgundyball did 30 years before and Italyball before again. Franceball tried to capture Milanball and Kingdom of Naplesball where they were claimed by Aragonball, destroying the Italian clay in a hard conflict with him and, by extension with Spainball who became rich and strongest after discovering Americas. Franceball made Lyonball temporarily her capital to be closer to Italyball but failed to conquer his clay.
So after having Milanball, Kingdom of Naplesball, Kingdom of Sicilyball, some parts of Burgundyball, 3/4 of Navarreball's clay, united his kingdoms and was elected as boss of HREball, Spainball totaly circled Franceball in a giant empire. Franceball tried to find allies in Polandball, Englandball and Ottoman Empireball.
Apart from the occasional war with Englandball in 1512 and 1525/6, tensions between the two siblings lowered as they celebrated together at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. That was the occasion to humiliate culturally and sportively Englandball. In 1555, Franceball reclaimed Calais from him, and set about organising their army and navy for overseas exploration, colonisation, and trade. In 1559, however, Franceball ended their alliance with Englandball's brother Scotlandball, after he became Presbyterian, and kicked Franceball out of Leith, and set about massacring Protestant Huguenots in 1572 when Franceball began to think about a dynasty reversal. Franceball also began reclaiming their frontiers. By 1600, after having fought Spainball a lot, and building some overseas colonies, Franceball was the most influential ball in Europe once again.
In the 1660s, Franceball had become a rich and prosperous nation, built some colonies in India and in the Americas as New Franceball (future Quebecball) and spent all their spare time to bash Spainball. However, Franceball had been badly traumatised by the Thirty Years War (1618-1648). The resulting Peace of Westphalia in 1648 had seen the European political spectrum shift dramatically, and in 1682, Franceball completed an ambitious project, the Palace of Versailles, which rivaled all other palaces in Europe. Franceball had also made some conquests in the Lorraineball east in the 1670s and 1680s.
Franceball was also involved in European conflicts, such as the Nine Years War, and the War of the Spanish Succession in the 1700s. Franceball had also not forgotten about Englandball's humiliation of themself in the Middle Ages, and tried to extract revenge by supporting the Catholic Irelandball in 1691 against Englandball, albeit half-heartedly. In 1718, Franceball briefly reconciled with their brother, the newly-united UKball to fight Spainball in the War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718-1720).
In 1730, Franceball was at a new height, having a string of colonies in the Americas, governed by their son New Franceball, and an alliance with the soon-to be anschlussed Madrasball. Franceball had adopted children such as San Domingoball (later succeded by his son Haitiball), Martiniqueball, and Guadelopeball. And yet, Franceball wanted more. In 1745, the War of the Austrian Sucession saw Franceball take most of Austrian Netherlandsball's (fossil of Burgundyball passed from Spainball to Austriaball during the Habsbourg area) clay, only to be forced to hand it back in 1748 by the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle. Franceball's desperate attempts to get revenge on UKball culminated in the Diplomatic Revolution, and the Seven Years War of 1754-1763, during which Franceball lost India, Americas, and the Carribean. The humiliating Treaty of Paris in 1763 saw Franceball lose most of their colonial possessions, and New Franceball was held captived by UKball to be raised with Thirteen Coloniesball.
In 1776, Thirteen Coloniesball declared independence from his father UKball, and seeing their chance to get even with their brother, Franceball sent supplies and ammunition to help their nephew. Franceball went personally in 1778 to help him, tripling his forces. Despite UKball's help from Iroquoisball and Hesseball, he was unable to prevail the french and rebell forces, and was forced to pull out of America in 1781, after the blockage of his fleet by Franceball at the Siege of Yorktown, and another Treaty of Parisball in 1783 forced him to recognize his son as the newly-independent USAball who just mumbled a "thank you" to them and began to watch Louisianaball with appetite. Helping their nephew, however, had cost Franceball a lot of money, which meant that Franceball was now deeply in debt. Franceball's extravagant lifestyle contributed to Franceball's financial problems, and despite scientific breakthroughs and discoveries in the Enlightenment, new ideals of Liberty and Equality had penetrated their mind, and in 1789, Franceball had a complete personality change . This alarmed Franceball's ally Austriaball, Franceball;'s hated neighbour UKball and the other European balls who were still conservatively minded.
In 1792, Franceball declared themself to be a republic, and won the Battle of Valmy against Prussia and Austriaball attempting to seize Franceball's clay. The First Coalition was formed against them by UKball and Austriaball, and as a result, in 1793, France set about purging Franceball's memories of the Bourbon past. However, Franceball found themself descending into madness and fear, as the civil war in the Vendee (1793-1796) and the Terror (1793-94) nibbled away at her sanity. By 1794 UKball had invaded Flanders with the help of Dutch Republicball and Holy Roman Empireball but was defeated and chased away by Franceball in 1795. But by 1795, Franceball had a new personality, the first European republic ball, and set about taking Franceball's lands back. In 1796-7, Franceball invaded Piedmontball, Savoyball and the Papal Statesball's clay, emptying Vatican Cityball's treasury, and marching into Vienna. The Second Coalition was formed to stop Franceball. In 1793, Franceball's brother UKball blockaded their port at Toulon in 1797, but failed to stop Francebaadvancementcment upon Maltaball and Egyptball in 1798. He did, however, succeed in destroying Franceball's ships at the Battle of the Nile while Franceball was distracted by Ottoman Empireball in Syria, so in 1799, Franceball left Egypt and returned to Europe.
In 1800, France defeated Austriaball at the Battle of Marengo, and defeated Holy Roman Empireball the following year. The Peace of Amiens in 1802 that came after UKball's temporary defeat offered her a bit of a breather, but Franceball realized they were running low on funds. So in 1803, Franceball sold the Louisiana Territory to USAball for 15,000,000 USD, and declared herself an Empire in 1804. However, their navy was utterly annihilated at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 by UKball, and realizing she was better at land warfare, Franceball spent most of USAball's money on their Grand Armée. In 1805 UKball funded a coalition against Franceball in an attempt to remove Bonapartist sentiments from her, in response France marched onto central Europe where Franceball defeated Russia and Austriaball at Austerlitz, resulting in the dissolution of Holy Roman Empireball. In 1806, Franceball won the twin battles of Iéna and Auerstadt, then Tilsit against Russian Empireball, and also against Prussiaball, and the Confederation of the Rhine, which gave her domination of Continental Europe. Franceball resurrected Polandball and implemented the Continental System, an attempt to embargo UKball into submission. Austriaball was defeated again in 1809 at the battle of Wagram, and the Treaty of Schoenbrunn was signed.
In 1808, France began the Peninsular War (1808-1814), against Spainball, who no longer co-operated with her, and took Madrid in 1809, forcing Portugalball and Kingdom of the Two Siciliesball into exile. By 1811, Franceball ruled much of Europe, having defeated the Third and Fourth and Fifth Coalitions, with Austriaball, UKball and Prussia subdued. Drunk on success & confidence, Franceball invaded Russia's massive clay via Warsaw. Franceball advanced into Smolensk and Moscow, which Russiaball had destroyed in advance, so Franceball found nothing. Starving and bitterly cold and disappointed, Franceball headed home, only to find the road blocked at Maloyaroslavets, forcing her into combat with Russiaball at Borodino in the winter of 1812. Franceball won the battle, but the winter caused her to weaken, and they barely made it back to their clay, with prestige in tatters.
The War of the Sixth Coalition saw Franceball shamed further by the Confederation of the Rhine and Prussiaball at the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, and her defeat in Spain in 1814. By mid-1814, the armies of the Sixth Coalition were advancing on her clay, and Franceball decided to send their Bonapartist sentiments to Elba. However, they escaped, and by June 1815, it was back on their former clay, with her army back, and she marched on Brussels, but was stopped at Les Quatres Bras, where Franceball defeated Prussiaball. However, UKball and Prussiaball managed to finally defeat her at the Battle of Waterloo, whereupon Franceball was given therapy by the Concert of Europe, and her personality changed back into her old self (mostly). Her Bonapartist sentiments were sent to UKball's son St. Helenaball's clay , and it died in 1821.
After 1815, the Concert of Europe was set up to help Europe recover from Franceball's rampage. Franceball became a secondary power to UKball, who dominated the world unquestionably during the Pax Britannica, and focused on overseas colonies. Franceball's new continental possessions had been removed from her, and in the 1820s and 1830s, Franceball invaded much of the Algerian coastline, seizing control from the Barbary pirates. In 1830, Franceball had another change of personality, albeit a much smaller one this time, which did not have much effect upon Franceball. In 1832, Franceball had a brief period of fear.
Franceball took advantage of the Industrial Revolution to expand their economy and industry. Franceball had yet another personality change in 1848, along with Austriaball, and Prussiaball, and declared themself a republic once again. However, in 1852, Franceball became an Empire again. This time, Franceball sought to co-operate with their brother, having matured. They worked together in the Crimean War against Russiaball with Ottoman Empireball in 1853-56, and again in 1859-60 in Qing Chinaball's clay in the Second Opium War. During the Second Empire, Franceball adopted Savoieball and Niceball from Sardiniaball, who later became Italyball in 1861, after Franceball helped him liberate Italian Stateballs from Austriaball in 1859; and thenshe experienced a revival in the arts and sciences, with new buildings , such as the Pantheon, the Opera Garnier, and the Napoleon III apartments in the Louvre. Franceball claimed new colonies by adopting New Caledoniaball in 1853, and Cochinchinaball in 1862.
However, France's luck declined from 1863 onwards. Franceball tried to help Austriaball onto Mexicoball's clay, but Mexicoball defeated miraculously them both, and they left in frustration. In 1866, Austriaball and Prussiaball were at war with each other, and Prussiaball and the North German Confederation tried to gain Franceball's guarantee of neutrality. Franceball was too busy eyeing Luxembourgball's clay to notice, however, and after an unsatisfactory reply was produced to Prussiaball, he invaded Franceball's clay in 1870, defeating Franceball at Metzball and Sedan, and laying siege to Paris. Franceball was humiliated once more, and sought revenge after Prussia, who became German Empireball, in 1871 (in her own palace of Versailles), and took their Alsaceball and eastern Lorraineball clay.
After the defeat of 1870, Franceball descended into madness again, but the Third Republic was declared in 1871, and came to be a long-lasting cure for Franceball's constant fits of madness and personality changes. By 1884, she had recovered enough to participate in the Scramble of Africa, kidnapping and adopting Senegalball, Gabonball, Upper Voltaball, Tunisiaball and Dahomeyball. Franceball gradually became stable again, donating and receiving gifts (the Statue of Liberty to USAball in 1886, and the Eiffel Tower in 1889), and entered the prosperity of the Belle Epoque of the 1890s, with only the Dreyfuss Affair of 1895 to worry them. Franceball invaded Madagascar in 1895, and formed alliances with her brother UKball formally in 1904, and Russiaball, in 1907, to form the Triple Entente, or the Entente Cordiale, to protect themselves against German Empireball's growing strength. Franceball longed to recover her children Alsaceball and Lorraineball, so when war broke out in 1914, Franceball enthusiastically launched Plan 17, and attacked German Empire's western Rhine border.
However, German Empireball had activated his Schliffen Plan, and attacked through Belgiumball's clay, which slowed him down slightly, giving Franceball valuable time to mobilize her army. Franceball defended Paris at the bloody battle of the Marne, while her brother outflanked German Empireball in the Race to the Sea. In 1915, German Empireball used poison-gas and aerial-bombers at Mons, and beat up Franceball at Neuve-Chapelle but was defeated by Franceball at Verdun in 1916. By 1917, the tide of war was turning, as Franceball and her allies captured all of German Empireball's overseas colonies, and despite Russian Empireball's personality change, they were supplemented by USAball's help, who helped defeat German Empireball at the Meuse-Argonne offensive in spring 1918. Franceball and UKball accepted an armistice, which went into effect on the 11th of November, 1918.
As Austriaball, German Empireball was completely dismembered, and his son, Germanyball, was forced by Franceball to pay massive reparations of 6.6 billion pounds, and also forced to sign the humiliating Treaty of Versailles in 1919 at the Paris Peace Conference. Alsace-Lorraine clay was returned to Franceball, who received the Levant, Kamerunball, Togolandball, and the Saarland as well, and Germanyball was forbidden from uniting with Austriaball, or arming the Rhinelands, bordering Franceball's clay. When hyperinflation set in in Weimar Republicball's clay in 1923, he tried to postpone payments, only for an enraged Franceball to occupy his Ruhr clay. Franceball left in 1925, after Germanyball signed the Locarno Treaties, and joined the League of Nations, of which they already was a founding member of, in 1926, satisfied that Franceball was now safe. Franceball also signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928 in favour of disarmament, but just as it looked as though the world was headed for peace, it was plunged into the Great Depression by the Wall Street Crash in USAball's stock market in 1929.
Without USAball's loans, Franceball's economies ground to a halt, as Germanyball became Nazi Germanyball, intent on avenging Reichtangle in 1933, and Italyball became fascist. Not wanting another War, UKball and Franceball used a policy of appeasement in the 1930s, which included giving Nazi Germanyball the Saarland back, allowing him to rearm the Rhinelands, and re-occupy Danzig. After the 1938 Anschluss, and the Czech crisis of 1938, the 1933 Four Powers Pact and the Munich Agreement were signed, but immediately over-stepped by Nazi Germanyball in 1939 when he invaded Polandball's clay.
In 1939-1940, Nazi Germany blitzkrieged through Denmarkballs clay, Norwayball's clay, the Low Countries, and invaded Franceball's clay, by coming around the Maginot Line and taking Paris. Germanyball raped Franceball, causing her to flee to her brother UKball's clay after their retreat at Dunkirk where Franceball did a heroic barrage to save him. There, Franceball became Free Franceball. Her German son Vichy Franceball was trained to govern Franceball's former clay for his father, who invaded the Balkans, Greece's clay, and Eastern Europe. In 1941, Japanball, who had invaded her adoptive son French Indochinaball's clay bombed USAball's navy at Pearl Harbour, causing him to enter the war. He was given permission to land in Franceball's North African possessions, via Operation Torch, to drive Nazi Germanyball out of North Africa.
Meanwhile, Sovietball had defeated Nazi Germanyball in 1943 at Stalingrad and Kursk, while the battle of El-Alamein was won by the Allies. In 1944, Franceball landed at the beaches of their southern clay and Monte Cassio in Operation Dragoon, and also in Normandyball in June 1944. Free Franceball liberated Paris in September, and pushed with the Allies into the Ardennes in the winter of 1944-45. By May 1945, followed by Vichy Franceball, who was dissolved, and Japanball, who was bombed by USAball, Nazi Germanyball was dead, his clay invaded by Sovietball, Free Franceball, UKball, USAball and their allies.
Franceball stood next to Germanyball's corpse waiting for him to open his eyes again. Mysteriously,she had fallen in love with Germanyball at his bedside. Sovietball and the Western Allies partitioned Nazi Germanyball's clay formally in 1948, and the following year, Franceball gave her sector to Nazi Germanyball's sons, Austriaball and West Germanyball, and they joined NATO. Franceball became a permanent member of the newly-formed Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies (UN security council), and declared the Fourth Republic. She also created and held on to Saar Protectorateball until 1957.
After World War II and the conclusion of her double old vendetta against both destroyed Austriaball and Prussiaball, Franceball began to flourish again. But the disastrous 1946 war of decolonization in Indochina, where North Vietnamball and South Vietnamball, as well as Cambodiaball and Laosball gained their independence in the 1954 Geneva Accords following Franceball's Dien Bien Phu defeat left her relatively destitute. Franceball let some of the African colonies, namely French West Africaball and French Equatorial Africaball go without a fight, by referendum, being not able to offer French citizen equality to all the subjects of the Empire without making of her own European population an ethnic minority. In 1958, they formed the Fifth Republic's system to resolve a major political crisis in the decolonization context, but was forced to give up her last major colonial possession, Algeriaball, up in 1962 following the Evian Accords to stop a steril bloody war. By now Franceball had already formed the EECball (later EUball )'s predecessor entity, the European Coal and Steel Union in 1951, and through the 1956 Treaty of Rome, married West Germanyball and gave birth to EEC ( EUball) in the Treaty of Utrecht the following year. Franceball put a vet at the entrance of UKball's in EUball considering he's just a troll (future showed that he was) but he entered in 1973 after President De Gaulle's death. Franceball had a brief madness anti-systemic period in 1968 with a love story with Sovietball and Chinaball, origin of their current headahces.
Franceball's Gaullist era ended in 1970, but continues to be a massive influence of world politics, and in the 1990s was essential in the reorganization of thier son EUball. People come from all over once more to visit her clay and once again became a vibrant countryball of culture, arts and sports. In 1998, her beloved "Bleus" won the World Cup on home clay in the mythic Stadium of Franceball. Franceball also hosts the French Open tennis tournament at Roland-Garros, as well as the Tour de France bicycle race, which has been travelling annually across her clay every July since 1903 (except during the World Wars). It is the highlight of Franceball's summer because it brings millions of cycling fans to her clay from all over the world.
After the kebabs attack against USAball on September 11, 2001, Franceball tried to mobilize oriental balls against terrorist groups based on their clay and put her veto on the USAball's project to invade Iraqball, interpreting it with insight as a desire for oil orgy. As a vendeta, USAball began a moral bashing game against Franceball and a destruction one on Iraqball's clay.
Franceball was host of two FIFA World Cups in the past: the first time in 1938, and the second time in 1998.
2015: Year of tragedies and terrorist attacks
The 2015 was the Year of tragedys and terrorist attacks of Franceball, beacuse there are two major terrorist attacks happened in Parisball. From 7 January 2015 to 9 January 2015, terrorist attacks occurred across the Île-de-France region, particularly in Parisball. Three attackers killed a total of 17 in four shooting attacks, and police then killed the three assailants. The attacks also wounded 22 other people. The fifth shooting attack did not result in any fatalities. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility and said that the coordinated attacks had been planned for years. On January 7, 2015, two ISISball gunmen shot 12 members of the staff at the headquarters of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo dead and 12 members wounded. On 8 January another ISISball gunman shot a police officer and was killed. The gunner killed four more victims and took hostages on January 9 at a kosher supermarket near the Porte de Vincennes. Police tracked the assailants to an industrial estate in Dammartin-en-Goële, where ISISball gunners took a hostage. French armed forces and police conducted simultaneous raids in Dammartin and Porte de Vincennes, killing all three ISISball attackers. After 12 January 2015 and for an indefinite period, as part of Operation Sentinelle, nearly 10,500 military personnel were deployed in France to secure 830 sensitive places (school, churches, press organizations, etc ). On November 13, 2015, ISISball attacked Parisball again. They started suicide bombings at outside of the Stade de France first, and continued into the streets of the city killing people at several cafes and at the Bataclan concert hall, where people attending a rock concert were also taken hostage. 137 Dead, around 500 were non-fatal injuries. The attack in Parisball on November 13, 2015 was the most devastating terrorist attacks in Franceball's history. As an answer, Franceball sent their fighter planes to bomb and precipitate the decline of ISISball on kebabs clay.
2016: Joy and Sadness
The year 2016 was a year of both joy and sadness for Franceball. After 7 years of futility, Franceball finally could into a good result at the Eurovision Song Contest when they went to Swedenball and finished in 6th place in the grand final with the extremely catchy song J'ai cherché, her best result in 14 years. A month later, Franceball proudly hosted the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup soccer tournament. Franceball defeted Germanyball after kicking Icelandball in a funny "festival des buts" and finally lost in extra time to their brother Portugalball. Still, the tournament was seen as a massive success bringing supporters throughout the metropolitan area.
On July 14 (Bastille Day), a day that was meant for celebration, tragedy struck when Niceball was run over by a truck. Because of what happened combined with the 2015 attacks at Charlie Hebdo and the Bataclan, Franceball has sworn never to forgive ISISball for what they did. And despite the sadness, Franceball's beloved Tour de France went on, taking time to remember the victims of that horrible attack.
2017-2018: A rollercoaster of good and hard times
On January 29, 2017, Franceball won the world men's handball championship. On that same day in Philippinesball, Franceball won Miss Universe - the only candidate from Europe to advance through the competition. Franceball had waited over 60 years for this moment!
On 20 April, at 9:00 PM, a new attack happened on the Champs-Elysées. Three French National Police officers were shot by one of the gunners who believe in ISISball (Karim Cheurfi) and one of the police officers (Xavier Jugelé) was killed. One female tourist who is from Germanyball is seriously wounded. The gunner was then shot dead by the police. Franceball will still never forgive what ISISball did before the presidential elections. They elected as president the young liberal Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! and kick put a temporary end to the conservative
kebab remover Marine Le Pen influence, which created a big social divide in her clay.
Sadly, on June 19, 2017, a closed attack happened on the Champs-Elysées (terrorist attacked the police). Only one death, but that death is the terrorist. But Franceball still worries about the possible attacks happening in the future.
Franceball was delighted to learn on July 31, 2017 that her dear Parisball would be hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics after Los Angelesball made a deal with the IOC to host 2028 instead - it was made official on September 13, 2017, at the IOC's meetings in Peruball. Franceball can't wait to welcome the world to her clay for that beautiful event for the first time in a century!
On October 10, 2017, Franceball qualified for the World Cup in Russiaball. Swedenball beat her in the June qualifiers, but Franceball kept on fighting. Franceball got their revenge for both their brother Italyball and themselves after Swedenball got knocked out of the quarterfinals by Englandball.
As for herself, Franceball cruised through the group stage at the World Cup. In the round of 16, she sent Argentinaball and Lionel Messi packing, rekt Uruguayball in the quarterfinals and defeated her son Belgiumball in the semis. Franceball also celebrated the 105th Tour de France at the same time which started in Pays de la Loireball, Franceball hoped to win the World Cup for the first time since her victory at the Stade de Franceball 20 years ago... and did it against Croatiaball (ZBLAM!)
On November 24, the "gilet jaune " movement took place in Paris where thousand of people were protesting against the LREM 's measure in many parts of France (people were angered about the rises of the taxes, the price of petrol that would increase)... Police, Gendarmes, Gillets Jaune and Rioters were clashing (mostly) in the streets of Paris damages were done this night...
(tho the worst case was what happened in Réunion )
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Copains / Amis (Friends)
- Armeniaball - Bon ami, remover of kebab. Encore un douze points, s'il vous plait?
- Austriaball - Mon frère in law whom I had issues in the past. We're now living in peace and he is cool with moi since I reduced him to almost nothing =)
- Belgiumball - Ridicule chien of bastard son! We tell bad jokes about each other.
MY FRIES COME FROM MARSEILLE! FRENCH FRIES BEST FRIES! REMOVE WAFFLE!Mais ze fries come from moi, OK? Also I beat toi in World Cup semifinals, honhonhon!
- Brazilball - Nephew and Allie in WW1. But stop calling me a surrendering coward!!! But je help for the satellite. Hon hon! Never forget 1998 world cup!
- Canadaball - Mon son. Je really like him, he is nice and tolerant
out of quebekers, indians nations, trees, oceans, animals... Canadaball is la favourite destination for our young students. Mon only problem with him is that he is part British but I will destroy it using my French genes. And as a detail he deported my Acadians, killed my Indian friends and forced l'Amérique to talk in English and eat abominations... beurk! Sometimes we confuse them with the Americans (Anyway those Anglos are all the same énervante thing).
- Gaulball - Mon tree friend ancestor. I miss him, somehow. He was of stronk!
- Germanyball - Allemagne! Mon mari, Je suis meilleur que toi au football! Vous avez été relégué!
- Spainball - Ma sœur. We had a very turbulent relationship in the passé cause of Napoliball and Burgundyball but now we're good (that's nice she keep her capetian Roi)! I buy cheap cigarettes
and drugsand vacances in her clay. I think she's with my ex now.
- Italyball - Mon
weakfrère. Only USAball think there is a rivalry between us. Mais there is no débat: my food is better, Mona Lisa is à moi and I built you. Could you send me the Pope back to Avignonball? Anyways we always end up in a fight when we have to cook together.
- Notre Dame Cathedral (Cri) Pourquoi?!!!
- EUball - Mon son. Well, be happy and don't mind my buziness s'il te plait.
- Quebecball - Mon favorite grandson with funny accent! Of worriyings a lot about genes Française being suppressed. I am waiting for his indépendance; or the constitution of a great transatlatic confédération of Franceball; or a new & old Franceball alliance; or all he wants... Also
goodfunny poutine ! I don't talk about the russian guy. Gib Celine Dion's songs! Can yuo stop being angry all the time?At least je gave Toi Nicolas & Pimprenelle!
- Louisianaball - Mon grandson living with USAball. I don't believe in him. He is now totally burgered.
- Philippinesball - My Asian nephew via Spainball. I win! Merci for hostings Miss Universe 2016! It was mon pleasure to celebrate this wonderfulle event! Hollande made a state visit in Philippinesball's clay!
- Netherlandsball - Ex-épouse, much of high all ze time. He go vacation in my clay. Part of Burgundyball, no..?
- USAball - Mon sarcastic and arrogant godson (but I suppose he has his good points), je gave him Louisianaball (he is un cool godson). Il helped moi during WW1 (late but merci) and 2 (late but merci again). I helped him a lot kick ridicule UKball's ass during his indépendence. It was an expensive but funny game. Je also gave him a statue of moi (Statue de la Liberté). But his new président is bizarre. To me the only differences between him and his dad ( UKball) is that he don't like Football (Soccer), Monarchy and tea... In other things they are the same barbares. But no vendetta, yet, from my side, he just insults me permanently cause of his cultural inferiority complex.
- Monacoball - Mon petit pet. Can into rich.
- Serbiaball - Of needings more help to remove ze kebabs, also good ally. Very sorry for bombing yuo in 1999, but I had the UN benediction. Also great remover of Austrians and Hungarians in WW1 hon hon!
- Scotlandball - Mon former husband. Nous were of married, mais only for of 18 ans (car mon Roi died and il wasn't allowed to visit). You deserve to be free, mon ami.
- Japanball - Un bon fan de moi. Merci for of lettings moi inspire ze Pokémon region of Kalos! I like the sumo concept and the makis.
- Polandball - Bon 100 Anniversaire Mon Ami. Tu es adorable! Je t'aime tellement! (Also you beat me at Junior Eurovision , but I liked yuor song)
- Australiaball - Many Franceballs are big fans of
crocodiles and kangourouxzis country! Je of Building Submarines For lui. Mais sometimes we confuse them with the Americans or with Austrians(Anyway those Anglos are all the same stupide thing).
- New Zealandball - Mon Nephew. Both Love Rugby, and helped moi In WW1 With Australie. Also Je Sorry For Bombing Your Ship In 1985. Never forget 2007 and 2011... Mais sometimes we confuse them with the Americans or Australians (Anyway those Anglos are all the same agaçante things).
- Qatarball, Saudi Arabiaball - Business partners from le Moyen Orient.
- Argentinaball - Mon nephew (The son of Espagne) and latin american BFF. Je helped him to customize his cool musique. Yuo remember "Last Tango in Paris"? I BEAT YUO 4-3 !!!! MESSI SUCKS HONHONHONHON !!
- Chileball - Nephew. Je helped his people to escape in my clay after the coup d'Etat, mais now je think he is... okay. His présidente is of French, Swiss, Greek and Basque ancestry.
(Yuor vin sucks!)
- Iranball - He exports good Oil to moi and he like my Car Brands Peugeot, Citroën et Renault
- Colombiaball - Great Latino friend he makes great coffee
- Switzerlandball - Nous love your chocolat, Gib more of your best chocolate!
And aussi, gib more banks for ze riches!
- Bulgariaball - Merci pour ze 12 points from ze televote in Eurovision 2017, je am happy vous like mon song zis year!
- Maliball - Favorite African son. I help him removing ze jihadists on his clay.
- Gabonball -
PuppetAdopted son in central Africa who have très bonnes relations with moi!
- Tunisiaball - Il finally can into democracy, good for him! Very nice clay for vacationings.
- Indiaball - Macron meet your prime minister! Also good friend. J'aime your food a lot.
- Indonesiaball - Love mon wine!
Psst! Don't be a friend with this a****** Italian! His wine and his food is ze worst! Have yuo try mon food?
- Walloniaball - Mon son he wishes to unite with me. Shhhh don't let idiotic know about this ok?
- Nigerball - Mon African son who is of very poor. Am sorry for creating your borders... in which I not expect...*Pffft*... To Turn Out Looking Like Fried Chicken Drumstick!!! HONHONHONHONHON!!!
- Iraqball - Je helped you against ISIS. And Macron meet your prime minister! Vous are also a good friend.
- Mauritaniaball - Mon African Kebab son. Uh, ze one with creepy smile
that I gave him during my rampage. He loves me even after.
- Chadball - Another son from Africa. One with bionic eyes I gave him as bye-bye gift and is very Chad-like.
- Ukraineball - Merci for the douze points at Eurovision 2018! Russie is annoying you, but yuo have mon moral support!
- Israelcube - Bravo for winnings Eurovision 2018, yuor song was great!
(Though not as great as mine)
- South Koreaball - I don't recognize her evil twin. Also nice K-Pop!
- UKball - (Cousin) Eternel perfide et barbare traitor. Rosbif vicieux. Former rival and mon ex-husband who choose to leave l'EU which is of very funny!!! honhonhon!!! Nous have so many warz togezer, but he supportings me in both World Wars. Don't forget that je have La Francophonie, who have more members than your Common what? Commonwealth! HonHon... Ah; before je forget... your langage is very ugly. And your food... ehhh. Lamentable! Need help?
- Chinaball - Love-hate relationship. Loves my food. But Mon can't pronounce your president's name. HALP!!
- Russiaball - Mon history et culture REALLY relate to yours but mon godson USAball told me toi did bad lastly. Cousin, tell je the truth! Tant que j'y suis, tanks for DAESH! Also Macron meet Putin. He also hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup which I won.
- Basqueball (sometimes)- He est le weird son of Espagne who think he is of related to 6balls because of his weird language.
But seriously though REMOVE ASKATASUNA!!! LA PAYS BASQUE C'EST L'ESPAGNE!!!Lots of Basqueballs live in my clay but yuo are of keepings to yuorself so je ne of into hate yuo, but plox don't into ETA on moi.
- Mexicoball - My nephew. I am pyramidophile too! He of stronk against USAball's new président! BUT 1867 ZE WORST YEAR MON LIFE AND JE WANT BE FRIENDS!!
- Haitiball - Mon Caribbean rebellious son. Well... Do you regret your independence now? One more cataclysm?
- Thailandball - Many franceballs visits your country! BUT JE NEVER FORGET 1890!!!! HONHONHON!!!
I hate more Siam. Don't make me addicted to farang=ATM.
- Syriaball - My son. I promise je will help him aganist ISIS. BUT STOP SENDING MIGRANTS PLOX! DON'T YUO SEE WHAT HAPPEND IN PARIS & CALAIS??? MANY MANY MIGRANTS!!!
- Romaniaball - He is mon eastern brother, he loves moi and I love lui a bit. His capital it's called Little Paris or Eastern Paris. YUO POOR CORRUPTED SHIT STOP SENDING GYPSIES BEGGARS IN PARIS! JE JUST HATE YOUR GYPSIES IN MON BEAUTIFUL AND GLORIOUS PAYS, GET OUT OF MY PAYS YUO GYPSY! REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE GYPSY AND STOP COPYING ME YOU WILL NEVER BE AS SUCCESFUL AS ME, HON HON! But I still care about you...well sort of...
- Algeriaball - Very compliquée story de merde...
(Help! Il est of colonizing moi!!!)
- Portugalball - Brother, fan
and janitor. I have a big Portugalball community in my clay. NEVER FORGET EURO 2016 FINALE!!! 2016 WORST MATCH OF HISTORY!!!! REMOVE YOU MISERABLE PETIT PAYS!!!! Mais, je liked your 2017 Eurovision song, it was ze very deserved winner. S'il te plait, build me a kitchen wall.
- Soviet Unionball - Is of commie, but he likes me cuz I played fair in cold war and trusts me. Also both can into WW2.
Bande de cons (Enemies)
- Swedenball - Yuo are beautiful aryens, and je don't hate toi but HOW DARE YOU REMOVE MON BEAUTIFUL BORK? IF YOU REMOVE IT THEN I WILL MAKE ONE MYSELF! HONHONHON, YOU CANNOT INTO WORLD CUP SEMIFINAL!!!
- Cameroonball - My son who HATE ME!!! MORE YUO INSULTING MOI, MORE JE WILL CONTROL YOURS ECONOMY!!! ZE WORST COLONY I HAVE!! STOP TALKING ABOUT YOUR FORMER FAZER, GERMANY!!! Pitoyable petite m...
- Donald Trump - WTF??! WHY YOU IS REFUSER LES ACCORDS DU SOMMET DE PARIS! WHY! ALSO NEVER FORGIVINGS YUO FOR NAMINGS MY BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN SONS SHITHOLES!!!
TEACH ME MORE ABOUT DEALING WITH MIGRANTS!!
- Croatiaball (sometimes) - MAD COS I TOOK ISTRIA ONCE
GIB ISTRIA.ALSO I REKT VOUS IN BOTH 1998 WORLD CUP SEMI FINAL ET ZE WORLD CUP 2018 FINAL! HONHONHON!
- Englandball - Just E V I L. Le DIABLE! Je will reduce you to the sickly exécrable and primitive half island you've always been. Well, je guess that opportunity is gone. Meh I guess nous are sort of friends,now, amis :/ Basically same relationship as UKball, except nous have more wars. Will help me when needed and vice-versa. Ah oui, je must thank toi for knocking Swedenball out of ze World Cup.
- Cataloniaball - LA CATALOGNE C'EST L'ESPAGNE!!! SHUT UP ABOUT L'INDÉPENDANCE AND DEAL WITH IT YUO PETITE MERDE!!! YUO NOT OF PAYS REALMENT!!! I HATE YUO SO MUCH!!!
Even though many Cataloniaballs live in my clay
- Turkeyball - How dare yuo beat me 2-0! I'm ze winner of FIFA 2018! Je will have moi revenge!
FILS DE PUTES PIRES ENNEMIS!!! (biggest enemies)
- ISISball - What ze..?! Yuo... yuo... YUO!!!!! YUO DETESTABLE ET PATHETIQUE RACLURE DE FOND DE CASSEROLE! YOU IMMONDE FIORITURE EXCREMENTAIRE DU DEMON! ENOUGH AVEC ZE ATTACKS, WHAT HAVE YUO DONE!!! CHARLIE HEBDO, PARIS, NICE, SAINT-ETIENNE DU ROUVRAY AND THE CHAMPS-ELYSEES X2??!!!! F*** F*** ISIS!!!! REMOVE, REMOVE, REMOVE, RIDICULE ISISBALL, YUO ARE ZE WORST COUNTRYBALL OF LE MONDE AND L'HISTORIE!!!!! STOP RADICALIZING MONS PEUPLES WITH YUOR IDEOLOGIE!!!!! I - WILL - BURST YOU!! VA TE FAIRE FOUTRE SALE PETIT TERRORISTE DE MERDE! FUCK YOU EN LA DERRIERE! TAKE OPÉRATION CHAMMAL DANS TON POSTERIEUR!
- Gypsyball - REMOVE GYPSY FROM PREMISES!!
- Brittanyball - PAS D'INDÉPENDANCE!!! YUO ARE NOT OF REAL COUNTRY!!! LA BRETAGNE C'EST LA FRANCE!!! REMOVE BREZHONEG I HATE YUO SO MUCH!!! REMOVE L'INDÉPENDANCE FROM LE PREMISES!!!
- Nazi Germanyball - Take a Bir Hakeim and Dunkirk in tour face for life!!! 1940 WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE!! NEVER FORGET THE BLOODY HUMILIATION, PARTITION AND DEPORTATION! REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE NAZIS!!!'!'
- Fire - Stop destroying mon cathédrales.
- Nemao -YOU RUINED LOVE! REMOVE SNOWERS X GIGGLES!
France is divided into 18 administrative regions, including 13 metropolitan regions and 5 overseas regions.
The 13 metropolitan regions (including 12 mainland regions and Corsica) are each further subdivided into 2 to 13 departments, while the overseas regions consist of only one department each and hence are also referred to as "overseas departments". The current legal concept of region was adopted in 1982, and in 2016 what had been 27 regions was reduced to 18.
- Auvergne-Rhône-Alpesball (which it merger with Auvergneball and Rhône-Alpesball.)
- Bourgogne-Franche-Comtéball (which it merger with Burgundyball and Franche-Comtéball.)
- Centre-Val de Loireball (which it formerly called Centreball until 2015.)
- Grand Estball (which it merger with Alsaceball, Lorraineball, and Champagne-Ardenneball.)
- Hauts-de-Franceball (which it merger with Nord-Pas-de-Calaisball and Picardyball.)
- Normandyball (which it merger with Upper Normandyball and Lower Normandyball)
- Nouvelle-Aquitaineball (which it merger with Aquitaineball, Limousinball and Poitou-Charentesball.)
- Occitanieball (which it merger with Midi-Pyrénéesball and Languedoc-Roussillonball.)
- Pays de la Loireball
- Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azurball
- Gaulball - Ancestor
- Ancient Greeceball - Great Grandfather
- Macedonball - Great Uncle
- Spartaball - Great Uncle
- SPQRball - Grandfather
- Western Roman Empireball - Father
- Byzantine Empireball - Uncle
- Wallachiaball - Uncle
- Moldaviaball - Aunt
- HREball - Father-in-law
- Kalmar Unionball - Father-in-law
- Germanyball - Spouse
- Italyball - Brother
- Portugalball - Brother
- San Marinoball - Brother
- Moldovaball - Sister
- Romaniaball - Brother
- Spainball - Sister
- Vaticanball - Brother
- Belgiumball - Son
- Canadaball - Son
- EUball - Son
- Haitiball - Son
- Luxembourgball - Son
- Monacoball - Son
- Beninball - Adopted Son
- Burkina Fasoball - Adopted Son
- Chadball - Adopted Son
- Cameroonball - Adopted Son
- Comorosball - Adopted Son
- Republic of the Congoball - Adopted Son
- French Guianaball - Adoptive Son
- Ivory Coastball - Adopted Son
- Gabonball - Adopted Son
- Guineaball - Adopted Son
- Maliball - Adopted Son
- Moroccoball - Adopted Son
- Mauritaniaball - Adopted Son
- Tunisiaball - Adopted Son
- Nigerball - Adopted Son
- Central African Republicball - Adopted Son
- Senegalball - Adopted Son
- Seychellesball - Adopted Son
- Syriaball - Adoptive Son
- Togoball - Adoptive Son
- Djiboutiball - Adoptive Daughter
- Laosball - Adoptive Son
- Vietnamball - Adoptive Son
- Cambodiaball - Adopeted Son
- Lebanonball - Adopted Son
- Vanuatuball - Adopted Son
- Mauritiusball - Adoptive son
- Azoresball - Nephew
- Brazilball - Nephew
- Madeiraball - Nephew
- Andorraball - Nephew
- Argentinaball - Nephew
- Cataloniaball - Nephew
- Boliviaball - Nephew
- Chileball - Nephew
- Colombiaball - Nephew
- Costa Ricaball - Nephew
- Dominican Republicball - Nephew
- Ecuadorball - Nephew
- El Salvadorball - Nephew
- Guatemalaball - Nephew
- Hondurasball - Nephew
- Mexicoball - Nephew
- Nicaraguaball - Nephew
- Panamaball - Nephew
- Paraguayball - Nephew
- Peruball - Nephew
- Uruguayball - Nephew
- USAball - Nephew
- Venezuelaball - Nephew
- Basqueball - Adoptive Nephew
- Equatorial Guineaball - Adoptive Niece
- Akrotiri and Dhekeliaball - Nephew
- Creteball - Nephew
- Mount Athosball - Nephew
- Gagauziaball - Nephew
- Transnistriaball - Nephew
- Aromaniansball - Nephew
- Szekelylandball - Adoptive Nephew
- Democratic Republic of the Congoball - Adoptive Grandson
- Rwandaball - Adoptive Grandson
- Burundiball - Adoptive Grandson
- Quebecball - Grandson
- Louisianaball - Great Nephew
- Philippinesball - Adoptive Great Nephew/Nephew (because his mother is Spain)