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Term: France

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Area inhabited by Lower Paleolithic; Celt-speaking Gauls dominated by 5th cen. BC; part of Roman Empire 125 BC-5th cen., then under Frankish influence; lost land to England 12-16th cen.; monarchy fell in Revolution 1792; recurring expansion 16-19th cen.;official language is French, though Proven$05cal, Breton, Flemish, Catalan, Corsican, Basque & Germanic regional patois are also spoken.

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United States (lived France), 1890-1976
Chile (born France), 1927-2014