How would France be if it had kept the monarchy?

Even if they kept the monarchy, the power will eventually be shared with the people. Politicians will form parties and the type of government will become democratic in France because Western Europe was the birthplace of democracy. I am sure that the royalty will remain as

Is France a developing country?

That is certainly one of the most misinformed and or ignorant questions I have ever read on Quora. Here are just a sampling of comparisons between FR - USA. They speak for themselves:Income Inequality Rating (<=Better)/ Rank (>=Worse) : FR 30.1 (22nd) - USA 45.1 (3rd worst in OECD)Percentage of Pop. below

Is interracial marriage common in France, the UK and Germany?

I can speak about France.Before I continue I would like to mention that I am someone with darker skin. I always lived in France, but I am truly of mixed race and I look exactly like one. I have creole and indian parents on one side (greek parents on the other).I actually

What are biggest misconceptions about France?

I suppose it would be its alleged military weakness in the WW2. An example : the French tank was the most technologically advanced of its time, excepted for a very critical feature : it had no radio ! Basically, the

What are some of France's best kept secrets?

France agriculture is pesticide-riden (>50% of fruits/vegetables).http://www.consoglobe.com/pestic...France has more than 1000 nuclear accidents per year.http://www.lepoint.fr/fil-info-r...France is world's largest psychotropic drug consumer.http://www.linternaute.com/sante...France hugely discriminates minorities looking for jobs.http://alerte-discrimination.web...France is Europe's largest illegal software copying country (1/3rd

What are the biggest myths about France?

Germany is generally considered "the engineer country" of Europe. But for a fact, much of Frances elite have engineering degrees from some of its engineering grandes écoles. This can be seen in that the country has 80% nuclear power and thus one of the lowest CO2 emissions per unit of gdp, an incredible high speed train system

What if France had kept Louisiana?

If France had not sold Louisiana to the United States in 1803, it would have shortly lost the territory. There's no reason to think that the retention of Louisiana would have done anything to avert the collapse of the year-long Anglo-French peace inaugurated by the 1802 Treaty of Amiens. A France that was determined

What makes French cuisine great?

French food forms the basis of most culinary schools. It has a mystique about it though.Ask most people what French food is, and people say the same thing you say ... fancy food.French food has a lot of clearly established techniques. If you are trained

What would have happened if France had kept its American territories known as 'New France'?

France wouldn't have kept it for long.  US settlers were already pressing into that territory, and American expansionists were already clamoring for the seizure of New Orleans as a necessary outlet for the produce of the American interior.  Indeed, US president Thomas Jefferson had already warned the French that France's possession of New Orleans, a port through which 40%

Why does France have the most refined culture?

France, in global public opinion, is associated with sophistication, elegance and delicacy.Ah, the sweet perfume of freshly baked croissants delivered to a Haussmannian hotel's suite on a sunny sunday morning, contemplating the view on the Eiffel Tower while a young French woman is putting

Why is France so underrated?

Well, the most vociferous do and they're often badly educated. But anyone with at least half a brain cell will know that France is not only one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but one of the most extraordinary. It has given as many great scientists, writers, poets, artists and musicians to

Is Britain culturally closer to America or France/Germany?

I can only give my own experience. I have lived the largest part of my life in the U.S., but I have lived outside the U.S. for significant stints including in the UK. My father ran a large manufacturing facility

Is Canada culturally closer to the USA or France?

User-10554796183794387357, If you're not aware, culture is generally defined as the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, encompassing language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts, and more.In our increasingly smaller world and increasingly interactive population realities diversity has become commonplace across our world.

Is France considered Britain's best friend today?

I wouldn't say so.If one had to chose a country that deserves the title of "Britain's best friend", it would probably be the United States, as Piers Sutton said: The UK and the US have long had a a Special Relationship that arguably reaches back to a time (in the XIXth century) when

What are the cultural differences between France and Japan?

I used to live in France with my Japanese wife. There are two aspects I remember vividly.In Japan, salespeople in shops are friendly and professional 99% of the time. In France, they tend to show how they feel. If life is good, they serve you well. If not, they don't. I remember

What's your opinion on the French movement "gilets jaunes"?

I am very critical to that movement and for several reasons:its undemocratic aspectsits rejection of the legal normsits refusal of expertise, studies and science.its backward thinkingits populist, racist, xenophobic tendencieseven if I can understand some of their emotions:Guillaume Simler's answer to What do the Yellow Vest protestors want?The undemocratic aspectsFrance

Could America have become a world power if France had not sold Louisiana?

Absolutely. Just imagine in an alternative reality that the US and France had far closer ties and sought to control North America together. Without the Louisiana purchase taking place, France would control the Louisiana territories and Quebec, but with France's full help, England would have be expelled completely from North America. Consequently most of Canada, including its vast oil

Did France own the land that they sold to America for the Louisiana Purchase?

That was of no importance as all the parties involved in the transaction actually believed that France had the best claim to sell that. So wether or not it was true, it doesn't matter since it became a reality when the sale was made, since everyone in that transaction believed it, it became true. Maps that at first

Did France own the Louisiana territory when they sold it to the USA?

Prior to 1800 Louisiana was under Spanish control. Spain fell under influence of the French republic and then the French Empire (a formal alliance was signed in 1796) and Napoleon was able to force Spain to hand over Louisiana to France. Despite this France never send troops

Do you need a visa to travel to France with a UK travel document?

A UK travel document = 'British protected person' passportComing to FranceDo you need a visa ?You do not need a visa.Nevertheless, you must be able to show some documents when you are controlled at the border. For more information, please click here.You are also exempt from the visa requirement if you:> are a

Does France regret The Louisiana Purchase?

A2AWell I cannot speak for the French, but it seems to me they did not have a really solid foothold in that area. The Mississippi area was enormous. Sooner or later they would have had to cope with the Spanish push north

How did France become a constitutional monarchy?

The new constitution came it to effect after the fall of kingship in 1791 ,due to French Revolution,after execution of king in 1792,France become a republic.But shot lived constitution due to unstable government .Then Republic was ended by Napoleon Bonaparte by named himself As the Emperor of France in 1804.In 1815 Bourbon kings were restored

How different would history be had France remained a monarchy after 1870?

If France had remained a monarchy, whether under the Second Empire dynasty of Napoleon III or whether under a monarchist restoration of some kind (an Orléanist restoration under the Comte de Paris seems the most likely outcome), it would

How would controlling Louisiana purchase have affected France?

Much depends on exactly how France managed to keep the Louisiana Purchase. Was France, as I suggested in my answer to How might France be if they didn't sell the United States the Louisiana territory?, able to establish an enduring peace with the United Kingdom following the 1802 signing of

How would France be if it had kept the monarchy?

Even if they kept the monarchy, the power will eventually be shared with the people. Politicians will form parties and the type of government will become democratic in France because Western Europe was the birthplace of democracy. I am sure that the royalty will remain as a figurehead but

Should France bring back the monarchy?

In 1871 after the fall of Napoleon III and the defeat of the Commune, the left were utterly unpopular and monarchists had a majority in the Parliament. However the would-be king refused to accept the Tricoleur and insisted on bringing back the fleur

Should France reinstate a monarchy?

Well it would stand to reason to ask what France would benefit from reinstating monarchy ?If it is to have a monarchy like in Belgium, Sweden or Spain, I really don't see the point.If it is to have a monarchy like in Thailand, I would say definitely no, we didn't

What are biggest misconceptions about France?

I suppose it would be its alleged military weakness in the WW2. An example : the French tank was the most technologically advanced of its time, excepted for a very critical feature : it had no radio ! Basically, the French believed it was to

What are some good neighbourhoods to live in Nice, France?

Like stated in the other answer yes, the Harbour neighborhood is very nice and as they call it

What are some of France's best kept secrets?

France agriculture is pesticide-riden (>50% of fruits/vegetables).http://www.consoglobe.com/pestic...France has more than 1000 nuclear accidents per year.http://www.lepoint.fr/fil-info-r...France is world's largest psychotropic drug consumer.http://www.linternaute.com/sante...France hugely discriminates minorities looking

What are the best things to do in France?

We have had the good fortune to be able to rent a motorhome ( in France called a camping car ) twice for 6 weeks each time. We took a train from Paris and were picked up at the train station in Sens

What are the biggest misconceptions about France during WWII?

Before the war, in 1938-39, the biggest misconceptions were :France would beat Germany easily if not quickly;true until 1938 but false after.Germans would never do the blitzkrieg and the Maginot Line will be unbeatable.This last one has been true as the Germans invaded France by violating Belgium's

What are the biggest myths about living in France?

Thanks for the A2ABeing a Frenchman I can not know all the myths that circulate about life in France.At the risk of surprising you, France was made by Frenchmen (sometimes helped by foreign labor) for the French hence a certain inadaptability to the

What ended the absolute monarchy in France?

The French revolution. Absolute monarchy was not adapted anymore to the demands of the bourgeoisie in France, and it needed a competent, authoritarian king (like Louis XIV, the incarnation of absolute monarchy), while Louis XVI was on board with reforming the institutions

What is the biggest myth about France?

That the French are rude. Not so.Like citizens of big cities around the world, e.g, New York City, Parisians walk down the sidewalk with a somewhat stern look on their faces, facing straight ahead, appearing to ignore everyone around them unless they encounter a friend.People in much smaller cities in the US are

What is the most realistic way for France to have permanently kept Algeria?

As the fellow Quorans have mentioned, there was not a realistic way to keep all Algeria under French control, without giving citizenship and full rights to the entire Algerian population, something really hard to see happening.However, about 10% of the entire Algerian population before independence

What might happen if New France was never established?

Then Nova Scotia would have been an actual Scottish colony when Scotland was still independent. There would be colonies such as New Cornwall, New Essex, an isle of New Man.There would not be any of the six indigenous villages of the Saint Lawrence : Kahnawà:ke,

What would France have to have done to have kept hold of its African territories?

I honestly don't believe France could have kept territories South of the Sahara, or even Morocco and Tunisia - But there is a place France could very realistically have kept. And that is Algeria.(Note: Just for you to be aware of, I am in no way opposed to an Algerian state nor supportive of those

What would have happened if France had kept its American territories known as 'New France'?

Then America would have declared war on France. No? Seriously if America could declare independence against the British Empire, it would do so against the eventual decline of France. Even if America chose to do so during Napoleon's time, Napoleon would be hardpressed to

When the Louisiana Purchase occurred between France and the US, what happened to the French citizens?

They just stayed there. They were called Créoles, and it was common for the Cadiens (Acadians) to also call themselves Créoles now that they were in Louisiana. It's the same thing as asking if the French left after the their loss of the French and Indian War. They never left, they just stood

Why could France not convert Algeria to part of France?

To hold on to Algeria, the French government would have to RECOGNIZE Algerian Muslims as full citizens of the French Republic, nor just grant them the full citizenship, because the time for handouts was over.Further, the French government would have to remove all bureaucracy and administrative obstacles to the Algerian Muslims' exercise of French citizenship, make an all-out effort

Why did France invade Mexico?

Mexico (under the thumb of Spain) borrowed capital from many different countries and then failed to pay under the bad terms. Mexico was in a bad state, limping like hurt prey and all the predators came out to take advantage. So, a series of countries, England, France, USA, attempted to collect at different times. Seeing as how trillions in

Why did France join the American Revolution?

After 1066, the King of England was also the Duke of Normandy. The Duke of Normandy, however, was a subject of the King of France. This caused numerous wars between the two nations, culminating in the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453), when the

Why does France seem 'Anti-American"?

It's not that the French do not like Americans, it's rather that we have trouble understanding you. On paper we share the same ideals, but culturally our societies are very different.France has decided for more than a century that religion should remain in its place and should not interfere with the affairs of the

Why doesn't Louisiana join France?

France sold Louisiana to the United States with a document called The Louisiana Purchase. Napoleon sold the land. That was a long time ago.I don't understand why you think thata. France wants Louisiana back, orb. The United States is experiencing buyer's remorse (not!)The folks in Louisiana, I

Why is France so pathetic?

What? One thing are the edgy memes about france and its

How popular is online dating in France?

There is still a social stygma. Even though they are increasingly used. According to a 2012 Ifop poll, 40% of the French people declare themselves open to dating website - as opposed to 12% 8 years prior. However, only 46% are

Will France be considered a ‘developing' country in the future?

It never comes across my mind that this would become a reality in future. Its overall regulatory framework remains relatively efficient, but its labour market is burdened with rigid regulations and lacks the capacity to generate more growths in employment. It has a diversified