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France is one of the most powerful nations in the world and plays a leading role on the global stage. France has a history deeply rooted in colonialism in Africa and South America, the Middle East and Asia. France also suffered great turmoil during World War I and II and in response became one of the founding members of the European Union. 

With a population of over 66 million citizens, France is known for its food, culture and being a fashion hub. Under the leadership of its current President Emmanuel Macron, France is currently facing a divided nation where the extreme Right, spearheaded by Marine Le Pen's National Front party is going from strength to strength, despite Macron's La République En Marche! win, a centre-left party.