Background: Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a presidential democracy resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier parliamentary democracies. In recent years, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro, in January 1999. At present, France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy.
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- May 5th 2012 ON TO PAU
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- May 4th 2011 On the road to Pau
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- June 14th 2010 Flyin!!!
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- June 8th 2010 Je suis tombée amoureuse!!
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- June 1st 2010 Je suis arivee!!!
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- January 9th 2010 Walk in the center of Pau
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- June 6th 2009 Rafting the Gave d'Ossau river & trekking by the Pic du Midi: sensations & family time!
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- April 14th 2008 (French) Kids say the Darndest Things
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- April 2nd 2008 Weather you like it or not...
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- March 25th 2008 AZNS.
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- March 24th 2008 Paques it Up
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- February 24th 2008 Getting in touch with my Inner Biker
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- February 15th 2008 La Malade Non-Imaginaire
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- February 10th 2008 C'ést comme ça.
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- February 5th 2008 Le Carnival.
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- February 4th 2008 An Evening of Handball.
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- February 4th 2008 It's Topsy-Turvy Day
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- January 27th 2008 Big Tops and Biarritz
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- January 20th 2008 You too, can grow up to be King of Sweden
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- January 20th 2008 Chateau Franqueville.
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