In an online article, on The Local.fr, The Local on November 2014 reports, “It has been confirmed (again) that French is the language of love, as a Google Translate survey found it is the tongue most often used to translate romantic expressions.” France, when looking at the language, is the most romantic place in the world. Language being important when looking at the culture of a nation and community. In this research paper, the long and storied history,current political and social standings, and its influence on world literature, especially Frances impact of romantic literature.
France is the home of the most romantic city on earth, rich with hundred of years of European History and the birthplace of what some people would call the most romantic language in the world and a powerhouse in the modern world.France has was and still is one of the most influential European nations in world history. In an Britannica Encyclopedia entry, it is states that France is, “Historically and culturally among the most important nations in the Western world, France has also played a highly significant role in international affairs, with former colonies in every corner of the globe.
” France is home to one of the most influential military powers europe has ever seen. In an article on History.com, the author reveals, “Napoleon Bonaparte also known as Napoleon I, was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century.” Napoleon and France was able to conquer the western world. However, History.com also reveals after his losses in Russia and the capture of Paris , ” Napoleon, then in his mid-40s, was forced to abdicate the throne.
” France played a heavy role in American History. According to the Office of Historians, “The single most important diplomatic success of the colonists during the War for Independence was the critical link they forged with France.” This was important as American as young nation did not have the resources to deal with Britain. Once again the Office of Historians states, “the French provided supplies, arms and ammunition, uniforms, and, most importantly, troops and naval support to the beleaguered Continental Army.
The French navy transported reinforcements, fought off a British fleet, and protected Washington’s forces in Virginia. French assistance was crucial in securing the British surrender at Yorktown in 1781.” It can be inferred that without France’s support the United States would not have won the revolutionary war.Modern day France is a economic powerhouse, and a leader in social reforms. In a US News Article it notes, “The French economy is one of the world’s largest and is a mixture of private enterprise and government involvement. Tourism is a major contributor to the economy – France generally tops lists of most visited countries. Other major economic sectors include industry, agriculture, energy and defense.
The country is one of the world’s top exporters of weapons.” It is accepted as common knowledge that Paris is highly sought after for its beautiful sights such as the Eiffel Tower. It is also interesting to note that France also follows the trend of Military might as it is known for its weapon exports. This draw lines with its empirical history and european domination in the early 19th century. OECD, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, states, “France performs well in many measures of well-being relative to most other countries in the Better Life Index. France ranks above the average in income and wealth, housing, health status, civic engagement, work-life balance and personal security.
” Socially, France is better off than most nations. However, France is does how social weaknesses. In the Better Life Index by OECD it shows, “ranks below average in subjective well-being, environmental quality, social connections, education and skills, and jobs and earnings.
” In a nutshell, Paris is better off than most nations but it is not the best. Currently France is attempting to take in more refugees and immigrants. In article on BBC announces that, “Mr Macron is expected to unveil a new migrant policy next month which includes speeding up the application process for asylum seekers and faster removal of those who fail to be accepted.”