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France, in Western Europe, and one of the founding members of the EEC.[1] Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The largest and one of the most powerful banks in the world is located here, Eurobank, and handles much of the economy of the EEC. The Arasaka European Group is headquartered in Paris, and is one of the largest corps in power.[2]

History[]

France was a member of the Triple Entente when World War I broke out. A small part of Northern France was occupied, but France and its allies emerged victorious against the Central Powers at a tremendous human and material cost. World War I left 1.4 million French soldiers dead, 4% of its population. Between 27 and 30% of soldiers conscripted from 1912 to 1915 were killed. The antebellum years were marked by intense international tensions and a variety of social reforms introduced by the Popular Front government.[2]

In 1940, France was invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany and Italy. Metropolitan France was divided into a German occupation zone in the north, an Italian occupation zone in the south-east and Vichy France, a newly established authoritarian regime collaborating with (Germany), in the south, while Free France, the government-in-exile led by Charles de Gaulle, was set up in London. From 1942 to 1944, about 160,000 French citizens, including around 75,000 Jews, were deported to death camps and concentration camps in Germany and occupied Poland. In September 1943, Corsica was the first French metropolitan territory to liberate itself from the Axis. On 6 June 1944, the Allies invaded Normandy and in August they invaded Provence. Over the following year the Allies and the French Resistance emerged victorious over the Axis powers and French sovereignty was restored with the establishment of the Provisional Government of the French Republic (GPRF). This interim government, established by de Gaulle, aimed to continue to wage war against Germany and to purge collaborators from office.

In the early 1990s Arasaka European Group established its European headquarters in Paris and supplied the French army with troops, weapons, vehicles, and more. In the 2000s France didn't see too much problems however after the various corporate wars, Countries collapsing, and overall economy drop France remained stable and welcomed various Japanese companies to come in and help the country. Much of France is filled with rich mega corps and celebrities.[2]

2077[]

France held elections for its parliament and senate in 2077. The results were still being tabulated, but were considered inconsequential anyway as voter turnout had fallen to 0.3%.[3] It is known that the French netrunner Aurore Cassel was imprisoned in the VIP section of La Sante Prison in Paris, and also had a bounty placed on her head by the French underworld.

Government[]

The Government of the French Republic exercises executive power in France. It is composed of the Prime Minister, who is the head of government, and both junior and senior ministers. Senior ministers are titled as Ministers, whereas junior ministers are titled as Secretaries of State The Council of Ministers is the main executive organ of the government, and is established in the Constitution and presided over by the President of the Republic.[2]

Geography[]

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Map of France 2020

Metropolitan France is the part of France that is located in Western Europe to the southeast of the United Kingdom along the Mediterranean Sea, the Bay of Biscay, and the English Channel. The country also has several overseas territories: French Guiana in South Americ, the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean Sea, Mayotte in the Southern Indian Ocean, and Reunion in Southern Africa.

Metropolitan France has a varied topography that consists of flat plains and/or low rolling hills in the north and west, while the rest of the country is mountainous with the Pyrenees in the south and the Alps in the east. The highest point in France is Mont Blanc at 15,771 feet (4,807 m). The climate of Metropolitan France varies by location, but most of the country has cool winters and mild summers, while the Mediterranean region has mild winters and hot summers. Paris, the capital and largest city of France, has an average January low temperature of 36 degrees (2.5 C) and an average July high of 77 degrees (25 C).[2]

Major Cities[]

Paris[]

Paris (4 million), France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, cyberware, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century and Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral. Paris experiences frequent chaos with riots, gang fights, and terrorist; to combat this the city has implemented Arasaka troops and police to save the city from destruction. The people of Paris are actually very similar to Night City, with fashion, style, and cybernetic beauty being the norm.[2]

Lyon[]

Lyon (3.2 million), the capital city in France's Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its center reflects 2,000 years of history from the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux (Old) Lyon, to the modern Confluence district on Presqu'île peninsula. Traboules, covered passageways between buildings, connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill.

Marseille[]

Marseille (2.8 million), a port city in southern France, has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. At its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is a Romanesque-Byzantine church. Modern landmarks include Le Corbusier's influential Cité Radieuse complex and Zaha Hadid's CMA CGM Tower.

Strasbourg[]

Strasbourg (500 thousand) is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in northeastern France. It's also the formal seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences. Its Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame features daily shows from its astronomical clock and sweeping views of the Rhine River from partway up its 142m spire.

Notes[]

  • It is revealed in the message "WATCH OUT", found during Gig: Hot Merchandise, that the Animals have a client named Gerard Couet in France, waiting for shipments of non-trackable jailbroken guns.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. GALEOTTI, M. Eurosource. 1st ed., Berkeley, CA, R. Talsorian Games, 1991.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 RAMOS, J. Eurosource Plus. 1st ed., Berkeley, CA, R. Talsorian Games, 1995.
  3. Cyberpunk 2077 News Broadcasts
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