A brief history of the early establishment of the French State (France)
Collection of History - The name "France" comes from the Latin Francia, meaning "land of the Franks" or "Frankland". There are various theories about the origin of the name Frank. One of them comes from the Proto Germanic word frankon which means javelin or lance because of Frank's throwing ax known as francisca.
Another etymology is that in an Old Germanic language, Frank means "free" referring to slaves. This word was still used in French as franc, also used as a translation of "Frank" and the name of the local currency, until the use of the euro in the 2000s.
France is a large country with all its greatness and tragedy. This country with a population of more than 55 million, is located in the heart of Europe. French is an international language used by more than 60 million people around the world.
especially in France, Belgium, several countries in the West African region, Haity, and also the French colony in the Pacific. French is the official language of instruction used by the European Union Community as well as the official language of instruction at the United Nations, side by side with other major languages.
Many people know France from Perfume and fashion, like Versace. Even though France has high technology which in some ways is not inferior to the USA, such as automotive technology with its TGV/fast trains, Airbus planes, telecommunications technology, etc. Don't forget that too that the French nation also has a sophisticated car industry, such as the Renault car that won the F1 race in 2006. The French are also famous for their authors, such as Victor Hugo.
France is one of the founders of the European Union, one of the members of the G8, one of the leading industrial countries. in fact there is no evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq). Apart from that, France is a member of the UN Security Council, which has veto rights. France is also a member of the Paris Club which provides financial assistance to developing countries.