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France is an old and famous nation located in western Europe. It was founded in early access on October 28, 2018 by MLGTerra and is the second oldest surviving nation on the server, only Britain is older. The name France refers to both the Kingdom of France and all of her Vassals and Overseas Territories/Colonies. As of the time of typing this, which is the 22nd of March 2020, the current Roi (King) of France is Cragno, after Barvaux resigned due to irl problems.
Metropolitan France is considered to be France's core territory, just as countries such as Britain and Spain consider their core territory as the British Isles and the Iberian Peninsular respectively. Metropolitan France consists of the Kingdom of France and her Vassals:
- The Kingdom of France
- The Principality of Monaco
- The Principality of Corse
The Kingdom of France
The Kingdom of France, known simply as France in-game, is the largest nation in France by landmass it has claims to, landmass it has actually claimed and by population. The Kingdom of France has claims to all of irl France, a large portion of Belgium, Switzerland, and the Western Alps.
The Principality of Monaco
The Principality of Monaco, known simply as Monaco in game, has no defined claims. Since it is a city-state, any territory currently claimed by the town is deemed as part of Monaco and any territory not currently claimed by the town is deemed as not part of Monaco. France has not defined any border that Monaco may expand to (yet) although it has been stated that Monaco may only consist of the town of Monaco and no more.
The Principality of Corse
The Principality of Corse, known simply as Corse in game, is a French Vassal located entirely on the Island of Corsica. Corse is only permitted to own towns on the Island of Corsica and since the island has already been completely claimed by the capital, Ajaccio, it has no further claims to legally make.
As of the time of typing this up, which is the 22nd of March 2020, France has no Overseas Territories, otherwise known as colonies, reason being is that the citizens who previously owned Overseas Territories have returned to Metropolitan France out of their own choice.
The French Government has gone through many changes throughout its long history, as of the 22nd of March 2020 it is a form of Constitutional Monarchy.
Roi - Roi Barvaux I
Chancellor - Thanamos
Treasurer - cactusinapumpkin
Minister of Internal Affairs - explodingmelons
Minister of Economics - Athensa
Minister of Military and Foreign Affairs - 32Cragno
Minister - ImperialFishy
Minister - Judge__Judy
The Roi, otherwise known as the King, is the head of state of France. Their role is mostly to own the nation in game, appoint people to government positions, act as a figurehead of the nation, carry out ceremonial duties and other miscellaneous duties not listed here. The Roi still has power in the government, just not as much as they would have if it were an Absolute Monarchy.
The Chancellor is the person in charge of the Government, essentially they are in charge of the actual running of the nation and are solely responsible for any action the Government takes. This means that if any problems related to France arise, be it internal problems or foreign opinions, the Chancellor is responsible for taking the blame as it is the Chancellor who is responsible for the Government that runs the country. The Chancellor is appointed to the position by the Roi.
The Treasurer is the role given to cactusinapumpkin, who is the only citizen trusted enough to handle gold since they're so rich they aren't tempted to take France's gold for their own personal use without permission from the Government.
The Ministers are Citizens appointed by either the Roi or the Chancellor to participate in the Conseil du Roi. Ministers may also be appointed to lead a Ministerial Sector.
The Senators consist of all French Mayors and any one else the Conseil du Roi deems fit to give the role to, this is set to change in the near future. The role of the Senators is to participate in debates and offer feedback on any legitimate proposals given (so no meme proposals.)
The Conseil du Roi
The Conseil du Roi is the supreme governing body in France, it consists of the Roi, the Chancellor, the Treasurer and all French Ministers. It is responsible for the day to day governing of France and to discuss and decide upon any minor decisions that need to be dealt with privately that doesn't require the input of the Senate, along with having one of their private channels basically for meme-ing amongst other things.
The Senate exists for the active French population to voice their opinions on all proposals. All proposals that change how France operates in one form or another must go through the Senate, and the Conseil du Roi must take on board the feedback of the Senate, whether it's minor changes or a complete scrapping of the proposal. There are frequent votes held by the Senate on proposals as these are an excellent way of seeing what Senators think of the proposal as a whole. There are other, minor purposes of the Senate, but this is the main one.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs
The Ministry of Internal Affairs is responsible for all miscellaneous affairs such as transport, infrastructure, claim plans, committees, the wilderness restoration program and everything between. Anyone is permitted to work under the Minister of Internal Affairs as they please.
The Ministry of Economics
The Ministry of Economics is responsible for all things Economy and Gold. This includes the management of the Treasury and managing any Taxes which are introduced, be it individual citizens, towns, shops and everything between. They work alongside the Treasurer who is the only citizen trusted enough to handle the gold in game other than the Roi.
The Ministry of Military and Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Military and Foreign Affairs is responsible for appointing Generals to manage the Army beneath them, foreign relations and any negotiations with foreign nations (negotiation is done alongside the Roi and Chancellor.) The Minister can appoint whoever they please to any positions beneath them.
: English France's history can be broken down into five distinct periods. The initial creation by Terra, then the short time James held the nation while election took place, Caeso's first reign, Someone_Better's France, then Caeso's second reign until Caeso stepped down and Optimus_Trajan took the throne.
: French: L'histoire de la France peut se diviser en cinq périodes distinctes. La création initiale par Terra, suivi par la courte période ou James a dirigé la nation dans l'attente de nouvelles élections, le premier règne de Caeso, puis la période du roi Someone_Better, et enfin, le second règne de Caeso jusqu'à que ce dernier laisse le trone à Optimus_Trajan.
Emperor MLGTerra (10/28/18 - 11/22/2018)
Terra was the founder of France. He made the nation during the early access period of TN. Before TN was released Terra began recruiting classic players to join and make towns for France. During the first few days of TN release, Terra helped form and finance many towns such as Lyon, Geneva, Caen, Toures. Terra ruled as a monarch but began to face unrest and calls for democracy. A high council of influential players was put into place to relieve the tension. Additionally, the towns of Bern, Geneva, and Zurich began to prepare to form Switzerland. Placeholder
Emperor Caeso First Term (11/22/2018 - 12/22/18)
When Terra left he passed the nation down to James and amidst unrest James put together an election. Caeso and GeneralRhombus helped James put together the election. Caeso, GeneralRhombus, Asher, .fter an initial round of voting Caeso and Rhombus were selected as the finalist and Caeso would beat out Rhombus to become the new king. Additionally ,d ring this time Vwon and Mustache began fighting with 32Gold. Caeso's main goal was to keep France together. Towns from all over France were talking about leaving as it seemed the nation may fall apart.
King SB (12/22/18 - 03/22/19)
Caeso went to America to create a French colony, leaving SB in charge while he was away.
Emperor Caeso Second Term (03/22/19 - 05/10/19)
Only 3 months later, Caeso returned from the unsuccessful American colony to France, where leadership was handed back to him by SB.
Emperor Trajan (05/10/19 - 01/06/2020)
Caeso became busy with personal stuff and so passed on the crown to the then-treasurer Optimus_Trajan, resulting in Trajan becoming the second Emperor of France. During the beginning of Trajan's reign, EarthMC was undergoing great demographic changes as part of the start of the Flooding era . During this period, France experienced a boom as incredible architectural structures such as the Palace of Versailles and Capitolium were constructed. France also experienced incredible economic growth through the renovation of Paris and subsequent creation of the French marketplace, as well as the implementation of a tax to help fund the growing state.
In the realm of politics, France began to secure the metropolitan area of France and grew its borders out to the river Rhine, northwest Italy, Switzerland and parts of Belgium and the Netherlands. Beginning with the collapse of the Roman Empire due in part to the French-Spanish ultimatum, France was able to gain a strategic foothold in Italy and eventually recover the city of Lyon, which had previously been occupied under the name Lugdunum. Similarly, following the dissolution of Perpignan, France was able to regain control over much of its Mediterranean border which had been lost for nearly a year,. France saw the formation of the Netherlands, the Principality of Monaco and Southpole. Ice roads were slowly moved underground, and the formation of various, now prominent, towns such as Nice, Bitche, and Beaufort along with further development and reconstruction of other towns such as Saint-Brieuc, Toulouse, Nantes, Montlucon and Monaco occurred. Changes also came to the regional structure, creating independent regions governed by a noble to aid in governing and maintaining France's growing territory.
TransportationFrance is one of the most developed nations on EarthMC, and its transportation network certainly reflects this fact. It retains by far the largest ice road network on the entire server, boasting multiple interlinked highways which can transport players quickly and easily from town to town, and if need be, as far as South Africa and Eastern Europe. Within its extensive network are over 20 towns, 22 operational stations, and 18 unique ice road lines. The success of France's ice roads is apparent as it enables unparalleled ease of transport, helps to facilitate important exchanges of commerce and allows rapid deployment of French troops throughout France and beyond. Its usefulness has inspired many similar ice road networks across the server and constantly attracts many new players to the nation.
: English The French military is known as The Grande Armée and is made up primarily by a militia force of all French citizens, making it a formidably large force. Soldiers of the French Army are required to supply their own arms and equipment, and in battle, it is mandatory that each soldier carry a shield with the French Tricolor so that they may be readily identified. Soldiers of the French army are primarily tasked with the defense of the nation, fighting raiders, and other bandits, and protecting fellow citizens, however, whenever a conflict arises that requires military action, the French army will be mobilized on the offensive. The current general of The Grande Armée is 32Benja, although king Cragno as a monarch is effectively the Commander-in-Chief.
: French L'armée française plus connue sous le nom de la La Grande Armée, est principalement formée par les citoyens français, cela est fait une formidable importante force. Les soldats du pays de la langue de molière sont équipés par leurs propres armes et équipements qu'ils sont priés d'amener eux-mêmes, et durant la bataille il est obliagatoire que chaque soldat ait le bouclier tricolore, cela est capital pour faciliter leur identification. les soldats de l'armée du pays des droits de l'homme a comme tâche première de défendre la nation, combattre les raides provoqués par des personnes, ou nations à la moralitée décadante et de protéger les citoyens. Au besoin, l'armée peut également être utilisée pour des actions offensives, face à des pays concurrents par exemple. Le chef actuel de la Grande Armée est 32Benja, mais le roi Baravaux, en sa qualitée de monarque, en est le commandant en chef.
France has 9 regions, each lead by a noble in a regional capital. The classification given to a region depends according to their size, in total amount of claims. Under 300 claims, the region is classed as a 'County' ; under 500 claims, the region is classed as a 'Duchy', and from 500 claims, the region is classed as a 'Grand Duchy'. No precise regional borders are defined : the only case where a precise regional border is existing, is along the limit between two touching cities from different regions. An administrative region exists as long as a Noble nominated by the King of France is a mayor of a city in this region. Without any Noble to guide the region, the region is split between the neighboring ones by an agreement of all the concerned Noble and the King of France.
Existing regions are as follows:
- The Grand Duchy of Isle-de-France - Emperor Optimus_Trajan - Paris
- The Grand Duchy of Provence - Grand Duke cactusinapumpkin - Nimes
- The Grand Duchy of Aquitaine - Grand Duke ImperialFishy - Nantes
- The Duchy of Alsace-Lorraine - Duke Caeso - Geneva
- The Duchy of Anjou - Duke Cragno49 - Angers
- The Duchy of Brittany - Duke K_Nikolasson - Saint-Brieuc
- The Duchy of Occitania - Duke explodingmelons - Toulouse
- The County of Burgundy - Count Vwon - Lyon
- The County of Belgium - Count 32Benja - Brussels
France, like its real-life counterpart, is a popular tourist destination for travelers in EarthMC due to its beautiful architecture, charming towns, famous sights, and overall peaceful nature. Many places of interests are clustered in picturesque towns such as Paris or Nice. Some of the most popular tourist attractions are:
- Eiffel Tower, Paris
- Versailles, Paris
- Palace of Savoy, Nice
- Cathedral Notre Dame, Paris
- Massena Plaza, Nice
- Monaco-Ville, Monaco
- Beach of Angels, Nice
- Brest Cathedral, Brest
- Montlucon Town Hall, Montlucon
- Nantes Gardens and Cathedral, Nantes
- Cathedral Sainte-Reparate, Nice
- Cathedral Saint-Brieuc, Saint-Brieuc
- Great Tower of Bitche, Bitche
- The Citadel Tower, Montlucon
- La Capitolium, Toulouse
Coat of Arms
15 Janv. 2020
Brussels de France