played an important role in the African music scene, producing one of the biggest stars to come out of the continent in Angélique Kidjo. Post-independence, the country was home to a vibrant and innovative music scene, where native folk music combined with Ghanaian highlife, French (France) cabaret, American (United States) rock (rock and roll), funk and soul (soul music), and Congo (Music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)lese African Rumba rumba
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, by the numerical quantities that have ruled Western science ever since. The work was quickly diffused into France, Italy, and other parts of Europe. Almost immediately, Giovanni di Casale (Giovanni di Casali) and Nicole Oresme found how to represent the results by geometrical graphs (Graph of a function), introducing the connection between geometry and the physical world that became a second characteristic habit of Western thought ... In France and other Francophone
Oresme found how to represent the results by geometrical graphs (Graph of a function), introducing the connection between geometry and the physical world that became a second characteristic habit of Western thought ... '''John Blaquiere, 1st Baron de Blaquiere''' KCB (Order of the Bath), PC (Privy Council of Ireland) (15 May 1732 – 27 August 1812), known as '''Sir John Blaquiere, Bt''', from 1784 to 1800, was a British (Kingdom of Great Britain) soldier, diplomat
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with important political missions. In 1803 he was, together with other members of his family, ennobled, and in 1809 made ''Hofrat''. He died on 28 July 1811 in Vienna. His tragedy ''Regulus'' (1801), written in strict classical form, was received with enthusiasm in Vienna, where literary taste, less advanced than that of northern Germany, was still under the ban of French (France) classicism. But in his later dramas, ''Coriolan'' (1804), ''Polyxena'' (1804), ''Balboa'' (1806), and ''Bianca della Porta'' (1808), he made some attempt to reconcile the pseudo-classic type of tragedy with that of Shakespeare and the German romanticists. As a lyric poet (''Gedichte'', collected 1812), Collin has left a collection of stirring ''Wehrmannslieder'' for the fighters in the cause of Austrian freedom, as well as some excellent ballads (''Kaiser Max auf der Martinswand'', ''Herzog Leupold vor Solothurn''). '''Commentry''' is a commune (Communes of France) in the department (Departments of France) of Allier in central France. It lies Commons:Category:France WikiPedia:France Dmoz:Regional Europe France
was a professor in agriculture and his grandfather was a farmer. He graduated from the INA P-G, as an engineer in agronomy (agricultural science). First sent to Vietnam (1929) at the end of his studies, he was disgusted by colonialism and returned to Paris to spend most of his career as a professor of agricultural sciences (1933–1974). Modern design The APDS was initially the main design of KE penetrator. The logical progression was to make the shot longer and thinner
, Vintage Baseball url http: www.nytimes.com 2010 09 24 sports baseball 24crosby.html?hp &pagewanted print newspaper New York Times date September 24, 2010 accessdate 2010-09-24 page A1 A part-owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates (1960 Pittsburgh Pirates season), who was too superstitious to watch the Series live, Crosby listened to the decisive contest with his wife Kathryn (Kathryn Crosby) and two friends on a shortwave radio (shortwave) in Paris, France
) Belgium where the possession of firearms chambered fro a (former) military cartridge is forbidden or is more heavily restricted. This cartridge is offered by European rifle makers in both bolt-action rifles and a rimmed version, the 7×65mmR is chambered in double and combination rifles. Another reason for its popularity is its flat trajectory, very good penetration and high versatility, depending on what bullet and load are used. Combined with a large choice of different 7 mm bullets available the 7×64mm is used on everything from fox and geese to red deer, Scandinavian moose and European brown bear equivalent to the North American black bear. The 7x64mm essentially duplicates performance of the 270 Winchester and 280 Remington. * 7 mm Remington Magnum: A long-range hunting cartridge. Main features The Alps are generally divided into Western Alps and Eastern Alps, cut along a line between Lake Constance and Lake Como, following the Rhine valley. The Western Alps are higher, but their central chain is shorter and much curved; they are located in France, Italy and Switzerland. thumb right Chamonix (Image:Hb saussure chamonix.jpg), The Monument of Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and Jacques Balmat, in honor of their climb of Mont Blanc The Alpine region (Alps) has been populated since ancient times and, due to its central location, its history has always been closely entwined with that of Europe. Currently the Alps sprawl across eight countries (France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and Slovenia). In 1991 the Alpine Convention was established to regulate this transnational area, whose area measures about 190,000 square kilometres. Middle Ages With the division of the Roman Empire and the collapse of its Western part in the fourth and fifth centuries, power relations in the Alpine region reverted to their local dimensions. Often dioceses became important centres. While in Italy and Southern France, dioceses in the Western Alps were established early (beginning in the fourth century) and resulted in numerous small sees, in the Eastern Alps such foundations continued into the thirteenth century and the dioceses were usually larger. New monasteries in the mountain valleys also promoted the Christianisation of the population. See e.g. Jochen Martin (ed.), Atlas zur Kirchengeschichte. Die christlichen Kirchen in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Freiburg i. B. 1987. In that period the core area of supra-regional political powers was mainly situated north of the Alps, first in the Carolingian Empire and later, after its division, in France and the Holy Roman Empire. The German emperors (Family tree of the German monarchs), who received the imperial investiture from the Pope in Rome between the ninth and the fifteenth centuries, had to cross the Alps along with their entourages. '''Aix-en-Provence''' ( Commons:Category:France WikiPedia:France Dmoz:Regional Europe France
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'''France''' ( and has a population of 66.6 million. It is a semi-presidential (Semi-presidential system) republic with its capital (Capital city) in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial center. The Constitution of France establishes the country as secular (Laïcité) and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.
During the Iron Age, what is now France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic (Celts) people. The Gauls were conquered by the Roman Empire in 51 BC, which held Gaul until 486. The Gallo-Romans faced raids and migration from the Germanic (Germanic peoples) Franks, who dominated the region for hundreds of years, eventually creating the medieval Kingdom of France. France has been a major power in Europe since the Late Middle Ages, with its victory in the Hundred Years' War (1337 to 1453) strengthening French state-building and paving the way for a future centralized absolute monarchy. During the Renaissance (French Renaissance), France experienced a vast cultural development and established the first steps of a worldwide colonial empire (French colonial empire). The 16th century was dominated by Religious Civil Wars (French Wars of Religion) primarily fought between Catholics (Roman Catholic Church) and Protestants (Protestantism) (Huguenots).
Louis XIV made France the dominant cultural, political and military power in Europe, but by the late 18th century, the monarchy was overthrown in the French Revolution. One legacy of the revolution was the ''Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen'', one of the world's earliest documents on human rights, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day. France was governed as one of history's earliest Republics (French First Republic), until the Empire (First French Empire) was declared by Napoleon Bonaparte, who dominated European affairs and had a long-lasting impact on Western culture. Following his defeat, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments: an absolute monarchy was restored (Bourbon Restoration), replaced in 1830 by a constitutional monarchy (July monarchy), then briefly by a Second Republic (French Second Republic), and then by a Second Empire (Second French Empire), until a more lasting French Third Republic was established in 1870.
France's colonial empire reached the height of global prominence during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when it possessed the second-largest colonial empire (French colonial empire) in the world. In World War I, France was one of the Triple Entente powers fighting against Germany and the Central Powers. France was one of the Allied Powers (Allies of World War II) in World War II, but it was occupied (German military administration in occupied France during World War II) by Nazi Germany in 1940. Following liberation (liberation of France) in 1944, a Fourth Republic (French Fourth Republic) was established, but it was dissolved in the course of the Algerian War and replaced by the Charles de Gaulle-led French Fifth Republic. Into the 1960s decolonization saw most of the French colonial empire become independent.
Throughout its long history (History of France), France has produced many influential artists, thinkers, and scientists, and remains a prominent global center of culture. It hosts the world's fourth-largest (List of World Heritage Sites in France) number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and receives around 83 million foreign tourists annually – the most of any country in the world. . Centre national de documentation pédagogique, "2011, ANNÉE DES OUTRE-MER"
French citizens enjoy a high standard of living, and the country performs well in international rankings (International rankings of France) of education (Education Index), health care (Health care in France), life expectancy (List of countries by life expectancy), civil liberties, and human development (Human Development Index). France is a founding member of the United Nations, where it serves as one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council). It is a member of numerous international institutions, including the Group of 7 (G7), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and La Francophonie (Organisation internationale de la Francophonie). France is a founding and leading member state of the EU (member state of the European Union).