France As A Western European Country Essay

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Introduction
Did you know that in France you can marry someone who is deceased? Or that in 1915, the French army was the first militia to use camouflage? Were you aware that the first every artificial heart and face transplant occurred in France? The country of France is filled with many intriguing facts. France is said to be a Western European country. Since the beginning, France has displayed that it is a dominant country. In 1792, France was turned from a kingdom into a republic due to the French Revolution. This strong republic is a founder of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Population, Religion, Ethnic groups and Languages
In 2015, France had an estimated population of 66,553,766. The expected population growth is at 0.43%. The inhabitants of this land are said to be of Celtic and Latin descent. Also, those who dwell in this country are North African, Indochinese, Slavic, and some are Basque minorities. There are also individuals that move to France who are Amerindian, Chinese, white, East Indian, black and mixed races. The life expectancy of the average person who lives in France is expected to live until they are 82. France is highly religious. Its inhabitants adopt Christianity as their religion. Roman Catholicism was the only system of beliefs until surrounding countries began embracing Protestantism. In the 19th century, a landmark law was passed that allowed the separation between and the church. But in today’s society, people are…

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