The Importance Of Education In France

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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
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Some say that its educational system has declined on the charts but in some areas, France is still a ‘world leader’. Obtaining education is mandatory for the ages of 6 to 16 years of old. However, a majority of those younger than the age of 6 and older than the age of 16 still pursue an education. Some children start school as young as 2 years old. Ecoles Maternelles is the name of the academic institution that is for the ages between 2 and 6. Students in pre-school learn how to read and write including learning numbers and a foreign language. If one does not want to enroll their child in ‘Ecoles Maternelles’, there is the option called crèches, which is a nursery or private schools. When a child is between the ages of 6 and 11, they are enrolled into Ecole primaire. Here at Ecole primaire, the students follow a similar curriculum that the U.S. does except the children foreign language is English. After kids graduate from Ecole primaire, they move on to Collège. After Collège (middle school) they move to Lycée (high school). If one chooses not to attend Lycée, they are given the option to attend Lycée professionnel, which is similar to an American trade …show more content…
Some of the major resources are iron ore, salt, sulfur, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorspar, and gypsum. Many of the resources of France have depleted over time. Fishing tends to be a key resource, as well. Shellfish are bountiful in this nation due to the Atlantic Ocean. France key resource is petroleum. Its oil production is estimated to be 15,340 bbl a day. The power of oil reserves is 84,080,000 bbl.

IGO memberships
Some France IGO memberships are as follows: southeast Asian Ministers of education organization, south pacific commission, agency Safety Aerial Navigation in Africa, Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission. It is said that France views having these IGO memberships with these organizations as a source to build stronger relationships and bonds. These bonds turn into beneficial investments
NGO/nonstate actors impacting the state
Non-state actors play a vital role when it comes to the international government. They deal with the security and defense, commerce, economy, health, environment, international cooperation and the information society. The non-state actors assist in the ‘dissemination’ of the challenges caused by climate

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