France

Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent years, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro, in January 1999. At present, France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy.

France began printing their stamps in 1849. Printing of Mary stamps began in 1930.

Map of France

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Notre-Dame de-la-Garde — Marseille



Notre-Dame de-la-Garde — Marseille


Le Puy-en-Velay


Arms of Montpellier
Statue of the Virgin and monogram A-M


Family of the Prisoner —
On the table: Statue of the Virgin


Notre-Dame de-la-Garde — Marseille


Lourdes


Lourdes


Notre-Dame Cathedral — 800th Anniversary


The New Born


Annunciation


Virgin and Child


Fontenay Abbey


Virgin and Child


Virgin and Child


Entombment



La Pietà de Villeneuve


Flight into Egypt


Virgin and Child Beneath a Garland

 

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