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FC: France By: Kate Stager

1: Section 1. languages Ethnic Groups Religions Food

2: Language In france, the main language is French. The people Mostly speak French but in Europe, many people speak more than one language so the definate language is all mixed up!

4: Tourist Attractions As we all know, the Eiffle Tower is one of the main attractions but there are many more. For instance... Look on the next page for more!!

5: Here are some hot spots you can go and see!!(does the biggest one look familliar at all?!)

6: Does this stucture look familliar? well it should because this is the Eiffel Tower!

7: Ethnic Groups... The World has many Ethnic Groups but the main ethnic groups in France are The French are, paradoxically, strongly conscious of belonging to a single nation, but they hardly constitute a unified ethnic group by any scientific gauge. Before the official discovery of the Americas at the end of the 15th century, France, located on the western extremity of the Old World, was regarded for centuries by Europeans as being near the edge of the known world.

8: Now Doesn't this look yummy!? | France has great food. that is their main culture!!

9: Religion There are many religions in the world but we are going to focus on the main religions of france!! The Catholic and Protestant Churches Islam and Judaism France is a secular state with a Catholic tradition and culture. Up until the mid-nineteen-sixties, the Catholic Church was an important institution and 91.7% of newborns were baptised. In the early nineteen-sixties, church-going started to decline in France’s most devout regions and differences between regions faded. According to a survey conducted in March 2003, the main religions of the French are Catholicism (62%), Islam (6%), Protestantism (2%) and Judaism (1%), while 26% of the French report that they have no religious affiliation. The same survey showed that 41% of the French think that the existence of God is unlikely or impossible and 58% think that it is certain or probable.

10: These are some picz of the 4 main French religions!

11: Food Yay!!! Now we're at the good part of my presentation!! this section covers all you will ever need to know about the french and thier food!

12: Yummy! I Luv food and this is some of the foods that they eat in france!

13: Independance! :) The French Independence Day is Bastille Day, July 14. It's called that because it celebrates the storming of the Bastille, a famous prison, during the French Revolution, in 1789. With the taking of this prison, the movement to replace a two-person government with a representative government began. France at that time was ruled by King Louis XVI and his queen, Marie Antoinette. It was an absolute monarchy, meaning that whatever the king and queen wanted, they got. It didn't matter whether the people were starving in the streets, so long as the royal banquet tables were full. And it wasn't just the king and queen, either, who got to enjoy royal desserts. Rich people and others that the king and queen liked were invited to dine at the royal table or stay at the royal residence. And all the time, the mobs starved in the streets. Marie Antoinette is said to have exclaimed, to a question of what the starving people should eat, "Let 'em eat cake." Cake, of course, might taste good, but it wouldn't keep people healthy, at least not in the long run. So France had the very rich (symbolized by the king and queen) and the very poor (symbolized by the street mobs). Caught in the middle were the middle class, some of whom sided with royalty and others of whom sided with the poor. These middle class people who sided with the poor soon found it very difficult to criticize the king's handling of the growing unrest. The more they spoke out, the more they tended to get thrown in prison. (It was a crime, after all, to criticize one's king or queen.) And what prison did these people get thrown into? Why, the Bastille, of course. It was one of the more famous prisons (but by no means the only one). At one time, it had a sizable number of political prisoners, including the great writer Voltaire, who were there for no other reason than that they had spoken out against the government. It also happened that the Bastille had a good number of guns and other weapons. This was the real reason for the storming of the Bastille. The mob had finally had enough of the king's ignoring their pleas and the queen's empty promises. And on July 14, they attacked the prison. The mob seized the weapons they were looking for and released the prisoners inside. Ironically, only 7 prisoners were inside at the time. But the Revolution had begun. Before its end, the Revolution and the Reign of Terror would claim hundreds of lives, including those of the king and queen. France would never be the same.

15: Jacques Ren Chirac, (born on November 19, 1932) served as the President of France from May 17, 1995 until May 16, 2007. As President he also served as an ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra and Grand Master of the French Lgion d'honneur. Chirac was the second-longest serving President of France (two full terms, first seven years and second five), behind Franois Mitterrand. He and his predecessor were also the only presidents to serve two full terms in the lyse Palace. Chirac is the only person to have served twice as Prime Minister under the Fifth Republic. His internal policies included lower tax rates, the removal of price controls, strong punishment for crime and terrorism, and business privatization.[1] He has also argued for more socially responsible economic policies, and was elected in 1995 after campaigning on a platform of healing the "social rift" (fracture sociale).[2] His economic policies, based on dirigiste, state directed ideals, stood in opposition to the laissez-faire policies of the United Kingdom, which Chirac famously described as "Anglo-Saxon ultraliberalism".[3] After completing his studies of the DEA's degree at the Institut d'tudes Politiques de Paris and the cole Nationale d'Administration, Chirac began his career as a high-level civil servant, and soon entered politics. He subsequently occupied various senior positions, including Minister of Agriculture, Prime Minister, Mayor of Paris, and finally President of France.

18: This is the French flag. As you can see....it's red, white, and blue!!!!

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