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legal holiday in France celebrating the storming of the Paris bastille in 1789 14 July , Bastille Day
day of the allied landing in France, World War II 6 June 1944 , D-day
abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo abortion pill , mifepristone , RU 486
battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415 Agincourt
kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956 Al-Magrib , Kingdom of Morocco , Maroc , Marruecos , Morocco
Christian religious sect in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; believers in Albigensianism Albigenses , Cathari , Cathars
Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for Albigensianism , Catharism
republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s Algeria , Algerie , Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria
United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976) Alice-Josephine Pons , Lily Pons , Pons
in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers Allies
region of northeastern France famous for its wines Alsace , Alsatia , Elsass
political and social system that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution) ancien regime
small republic in the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France Andorra , Principality of Andorra
United States mathematician (born in France) (1906-1998) Andre Weil , Weil
former province of western France in the Loire valley Anjou
communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945 Annam , Socialist Republic of Vietnam , Vietnam , Viet Nam
region of southwestern France between Bordeaux and the Pyrenees Aquitaine , Aquitania
wooded plateau in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France; the site of intense fighting in World War I and World War II Ardennes
dry brandy distilled in the Armagnac district of France Armagnac
France divisions arrondissement , canton , commune , department
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