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.
Blogs from Nantes
Latest Blogs from Nantes
- June 12th 2012 Settling in..
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- June 9th 2012 Trying to fit into Nantes
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- May 18th 2012 Goodbye London, Hello Europe
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- June 7th 2011 LABtoLAB - Nantes, France
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- September 11th 2010 Nantes
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- September 21st 2009 Vacation at Paris
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- April 26th 2009 A Closing: My Last Blog
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- March 29th 2009 5 Weeks to Go!
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- March 18th 2009 Fun Video
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- March 5th 2009 Lots to Tell!
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- February 9th 2009 Eve of the BF
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- February 5th 2009 Ready for my Vacation
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- January 23rd 2009 Mild winter turns to spring...
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- January 8th 2009 I swear I need to write a book...
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- January 6th 2009 Ending Paris
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- December 20th 2008 Another Round in Nantes
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- December 18th 2008 Early Vacation
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- December 11th 2008 Noel approaches, the students stand on trash cans with megaphones.
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- December 7th 2008 Oh Christmas tree....
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- November 30th 2008 Tis the Start of the Season
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