French History Questions

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French History Questions
1.Vercingetorix was King of Gergovia in 52 BC. As a military leader, he was unrivaled, leading his troops into the most significant battle of their time against Roman powers. In 1865, Napoleon III erected a memorial of Vercingetorix which still stands in Ause-Sante-Reine. Napoleon idolized the great warrior, who inspired the French military progress during Napoleon’s reign.
2.Lascaux Caves are significant anthropologically as well as historically. The caves, full of more than 2,000 paintings depicting prehistoric life, are believed to be the most beautiful Paleolithic dwellings ever to be discovered. The information provided to us by earliest man in the form of the cave drawings of how early man lived, worked, and...
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.....iberation from Germany, and also 1958-1969 when he served as France’s fifth president and inspired a new constitution.
21. Some significant French authors of the mid twentieth century include Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and Marguerite Duras.
22. Jack Mathieu Lang is a politician on the National Assembly, one time Minister of Culture who supports the arts and created the Fête de la Musique.
23. Racism is a constant dilemma in France. Acceptance of all colors and religions looms unresolved in all areas of daily life. In addition, the role of the English language is a controversial topic. French speaking nationals are understandably concerned that their own native language might be in jeopardy.