the tricolor flag of France. The national motto of France is liberté, egalité, fraternité.

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The French Tricolour.(French National). The three colours are occasionally taken to represent the three elements of the revolutionary motto, liberté (freedom: blue), égalité (equality: white), fraternité (brotherhood: red); this symbolism was referenced in Krzysztof Kieślowski's three colours film trilogy, for example.

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October 13, 1946: The French Fourth Republic is founded when a new constitution is approved by popular vote.

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France had very strong Nationalism, or pride in ones country, This was a huge reason why France justified going to world war 1

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Illustrated map showing major cities of France including Paris, Rennes, Nice, Dijon, Lille, Marseilles. Commissioned by France Today.

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A drop of water reflects the campaign poster of newly elected president Francois Hollande and a map of France emblazoned with the colours of the French flag. (Getty Images)

Thesis 1- France was one of the best absolutist because Louis XIV was long regarded as the best example of an absolutist in the 17th century. The way he ran his court was imitated throughout Europe. French culture, language, and manners reached into all levels of European society. French diplomacy and wars dominated the political affairs of Europe.

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