To Know About France, and Its History, Culture, French People and Democracy in France

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To know about France and its history, culture, French people and democracy in France ?


France is a powerful democratic country in the world. Every French citizen in France over 18 years old has the right to vote. Freedom of expression is enshrined in law, people are free to gather for any reasons. the French people do strikes very often for their rights and freedom, the strikes in France are common and popular among the world, and French people are free to join any political party or association.
The freedom of press is very open. Furthermore, freedom of political expression, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press are considered by some to be essential rights to the citizens and able to vote in their
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In the twentieth cenury France had a high rate of immigration, mainly from Southern Europe, the Maghreb, Africa and Asia. Traditionally, France has had a high level of immigration. More than 1 million Muslims immigrated to France in the 1960s and early 1970s from North Africa, especially Algeria.
About 85% of the population is Roman Catholic, 10% Muslim, less than 2% Protestant, and about 1% Jewish. However, the government does not keep statistics on religious affiliation, and according to a January 2007 poll, 51% of respondents describe themselves as Catholic, and another 31% describe themselves as having no religious affiliation. In 2004, there were over 6 million Muslims, largely of North African descent, living in France. France is home to both the largest Muslim and Jewish populations in Europe.

There are many famous French people, and here is a list of some of them: Claude Monet, Victor Hugo, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jeanne d'Arc, Napoléon Bonaparte, Louis Braille, Louis Pasteur, Gustave Eiffel, Jean Cocteau, Gustave Flaubert, Jean Paul Sartre, Voltaire, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Blaise Pascal, François Jacob, Blaise Pascal, Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Reno, Jean Rochefort, Pierre Cardin and more.

These days French people place a lot of importance on their appearance of. It seems that the fashion has influenced them all. They look at others and like to be looked at! It's just as well since

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