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Although Napoleon’s empire is gone, the empire’s ideology of freedom still remains and continues to influence other European nations.  
 
Although Napoleon’s empire is gone, the empire’s ideology of freedom still remains and continues to influence other European nations.  
  
Historically, 19th century for '''France''' was an age of revolutions, fall of monarchs, and rise of second (1848- 1852) and third (1870- 1940) republics. It was also a century of humiliation for France, because she suffered a major defeat in [[Franco-Prussian war]] (1870-1871), which shifted a balance power of Europe toward [[Germany]]. Thus, France sought to expand her influences in [[Africa]] and [[Asia]] by invading and establishing multiple protectorates such as [[Algeria]], [[Madagascar]], and [[Dai Nam]].   
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Historically, 19th century for '''France''' was an age of revolutions, fall of monarchs, and rise of second (1848- 1852) and third (1870- 1940) republics. It was also a century of humiliation for France, because she suffered a major defeat in [[Franco-Prussian war]] (1870-1871), which shifted a balance power of Europe toward {{flag|Germany}}. Thus, France sought to expand her influences in [[Africa]] and [[Asia]] by invading and establishing multiple protectorates such as [[Algeria]], {{flag|Madagascar}}, and {{flag|Dai Nam}}.   
  
 
France will likely have to deal with revolutionaries, prevent the shift of power, and expand her influences toward Asia or Africa by invading Asian and African countries.
 
France will likely have to deal with revolutionaries, prevent the shift of power, and expand her influences toward Asia or Africa by invading Asian and African countries.
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== Strategy ==
 
== Strategy ==
  
France is one of the top three great powers at the beginning of the game. It has a strong army, navy and high literacy. France starts with a colony in Guyana, the coast of Algiers and several smaller African colonies. However, many challenges remain. A low birthrate and even more so to the east, [[Prussia]]/[[NGF]]/[[Germany]] will cause the downfall of France if one does not prepare for these challenges. The single most important war over Alsace Lorraine will either result in the German empire forming or will cripple their ambitions.
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France is one of the top three great powers at the beginning of the game. It has a strong army, navy and high literacy. France starts with a colony in Guyana, the coast of Algiers and several smaller African colonies. However, many challenges remain. A low birthrate and even more so to the east, {{flag|Prussia}}/[[flag|NGF]]/[[Germany]] will cause the downfall of France if one does not prepare for these challenges. The single most important war over Alsace Lorraine will either result in the German empire forming or will cripple their ambitions.
  
 
Due to France's relatively dominant position on continental Europe and a plethora of colonies around the globe, a French player is presented with various different options to pursue. Here are some of your major options.
 
Due to France's relatively dominant position on continental Europe and a plethora of colonies around the globe, a French player is presented with various different options to pursue. Here are some of your major options.
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Prussia is the dominant state fighting for the control of what will become [[Germany]] and is ultimately an enemy to France as they will come for Alsace-Lorraine. A good move in the early game is to attempt to weaken the Prussians through an early war to claim their Western Provinces.  
 
Prussia is the dominant state fighting for the control of what will become [[Germany]] and is ultimately an enemy to France as they will come for Alsace-Lorraine. A good move in the early game is to attempt to weaken the Prussians through an early war to claim their Western Provinces.  
  
To prepare for the war we will want to build forts along Alsace-Lorraine and shift our armies to the French border with Prussia. Begin to justify a war to "Acquire State." Alternatively, a decision to claim the "Left Bank" can provide an "Acquire State" CB for a cost of 4 Infamy.  Prussia will be very weak without being Germany and these early conquests could go as far as to prevent a major rival in the East. An early alliance with [[Denmark]] or [[Austria]] will prove beneficial as it will serve to contain the Prussians and prevent any further expansion. The conquest of Prussia should be quite simple and will allow you to pick up 2 States in Prussia's Western holdings along your border. This will cut a massive part of the Prussian industry down and will prevent the forming of the [[North German Federation]], so long as you hold those states.
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To prepare for the war we will want to build forts along Alsace-Lorraine and shift our armies to the French border with Prussia. Begin to justify a war to "Acquire State." Alternatively, a decision to claim the "Left Bank" can provide an "Acquire State" CB for a cost of 4 Infamy.  Prussia will be very weak without being Germany and these early conquests could go as far as to prevent a major rival in the East. An early alliance with {{flag|Denmark}} or {{flag|Austria}} will prove beneficial as it will serve to contain the Prussians and prevent any further expansion. The conquest of Prussia should be quite simple and will allow you to pick up 2 States in Prussia's Western holdings along your border. This will cut a massive part of the Prussian industry down and will prevent the forming of the {{flag|North German Federation}}, so long as you hold those states.
  
 
With your new holdings in Prussia you have now prevented a formidable foe from rising up and will be able to slowly annex minor German states as the game progresses.
 
With your new holdings in Prussia you have now prevented a formidable foe from rising up and will be able to slowly annex minor German states as the game progresses.
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===Sphering neighboring countries===
 
===Sphering neighboring countries===
 
Prussia and minor German states have superior military skills to France.
 
Prussia and minor German states have superior military skills to France.
Sphering neighboring countries such as [[Belgium]], [[Switzerland]], and [[Spain]] will help later on whenever you are in trouble, especially [[Belgium]] and [[Switzerland]] as they will become very loyal to France after sphering them.
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Sphering neighboring countries such as {{flag|Belgium}}, {{flag|Switzerland}}, and {{flag|Spain}} will help later on whenever you are in trouble, especially [[Belgium]] and [[Switzerland]] as they will become very loyal to France after sphering them.
[[Sardinia-Piedmont]] can also be sphered but it is usually lost when Italy forms.
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{{flag|Sardinia-Piedmont}} can also be sphered but it is usually lost when {{flag|Italy}} forms.
  
 
===Other options===
 
===Other options===
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===Africa===
 
===Africa===
France has minor holdings in Africa, and one can pursue to participate in the scramble for Africa. In the beginning of the game, one can choose to follow the historical route and attack [[Tunis]] and [[Algeria]] in North Africa, or one can choose to focus on the more southern parts of Africa like [[Sokoto]] or [[Portugal]]s holdings.
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France has minor holdings in Africa, and one can pursue to participate in the scramble for Africa. In the beginning of the game, one can choose to follow the historical route and attack {{flag|Tunis}} and {{flag|Algeria}} in North Africa, or one can choose to focus on the more southern parts of Africa like {{flag|Sokoto}} or {{flag|Portugal}}s holdings.
  
 
===The far east===
 
===The far east===
Historically France annexed [[Dai Nam]] and other parts of South East Asia. One can pursue that route or try to attack [[Japan]] before they westernizes. Otherwise [[The Netherlands]] are relatively weak and without allies in the beginning of the game, so one can try to take over their holdings in South East Asia especially [[Java]].
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Historically France annexed [[Dai Nam]] and other parts of South East Asia. One can pursue that route or try to attack {{flag|Japan}} before they westernizes. Otherwise [[The Netherlands]] are relatively weak and without allies in the beginning of the game, so one can try to take over their holdings in South East Asia especially [[Java]].
  
 
{{Country list}}
 
{{Country list}}

Revision as of 17:46, 10 January 2017

France
France.png
Government type HM's Government
Ruling party Orléaniste (liberal)
Capital Paris (ID 425)
Population 8.78 million
Primary culture French
Literacy 58.3%
National value Equality
Tech school Avantgarde Intelligentsia
Status Great power
A view of France and Iberia in 1836

Although Napoleon’s empire is gone, the empire’s ideology of freedom still remains and continues to influence other European nations.

Historically, 19th century for France was an age of revolutions, fall of monarchs, and rise of second (1848- 1852) and third (1870- 1940) republics. It was also a century of humiliation for France, because she suffered a major defeat in Franco-Prussian war (1870-1871), which shifted a balance power of Europe toward Germany Germany. Thus, France sought to expand her influences in Africa and Asia by invading and establishing multiple protectorates such as Algeria, Madagascar Madagascar, and Dai Nam Dai Nam.

France will likely have to deal with revolutionaries, prevent the shift of power, and expand her influences toward Asia or Africa by invading Asian and African countries.

Overview

French is the main culture of France and French Canadian is an accepted culture. Its main religion is Catholic, which is also the state religion. In 1836 France has 53.36% farmers, 31.86% labourers and 10.27% artisans. France ruling party is the liberal Orléaniste. France has great industrial potential, that big that with industry points it can easily surpass Britain and become #1.

Strategy

France is one of the top three great powers at the beginning of the game. It has a strong army, navy and high literacy. France starts with a colony in Guyana, the coast of Algiers and several smaller African colonies. However, many challenges remain. A low birthrate and even more so to the east, Prussia Prussia/NGF/Germany will cause the downfall of France if one does not prepare for these challenges. The single most important war over Alsace Lorraine will either result in the German empire forming or will cripple their ambitions.

Due to France's relatively dominant position on continental Europe and a plethora of colonies around the globe, a French player is presented with various different options to pursue. Here are some of your major options.

Prussia

Prussia is the dominant state fighting for the control of what will become Germany and is ultimately an enemy to France as they will come for Alsace-Lorraine. A good move in the early game is to attempt to weaken the Prussians through an early war to claim their Western Provinces.

To prepare for the war we will want to build forts along Alsace-Lorraine and shift our armies to the French border with Prussia. Begin to justify a war to "Acquire State." Alternatively, a decision to claim the "Left Bank" can provide an "Acquire State" CB for a cost of 4 Infamy. Prussia will be very weak without being Germany and these early conquests could go as far as to prevent a major rival in the East. An early alliance with Denmark Denmark or Austria Austria will prove beneficial as it will serve to contain the Prussians and prevent any further expansion. The conquest of Prussia should be quite simple and will allow you to pick up 2 States in Prussia's Western holdings along your border. This will cut a massive part of the Prussian industry down and will prevent the forming of the North German Federation North German Federation, so long as you hold those states.

With your new holdings in Prussia you have now prevented a formidable foe from rising up and will be able to slowly annex minor German states as the game progresses.

Sphering neighboring countries

Prussia and minor German states have superior military skills to France. Sphering neighboring countries such as Belgium Belgium, Switzerland Switzerland, and Spain Spain will help later on whenever you are in trouble, especially Belgium and Switzerland as they will become very loyal to France after sphering them. Sardinia-Piedmont Sardinia-Piedmont can also be sphered but it is usually lost when Italy Italy forms.

Other options

France has many other options to pursue. Examples range from acquiring states from Spain to establishing a greater presence in the Americas.

Colonization

French Ghana together with Sokoto as well as Dutch, Danish and English Ghana

Historically France played a major role in the european colonization of the world. It is advisable that the player does so as well.

Africa

France has minor holdings in Africa, and one can pursue to participate in the scramble for Africa. In the beginning of the game, one can choose to follow the historical route and attack Tunis Tunis and Algeria Algeria in North Africa, or one can choose to focus on the more southern parts of Africa like Sokoto Sokoto or Portugal Portugals holdings.

The far east

Historically France annexed Dai Nam and other parts of South East Asia. One can pursue that route or try to attack Japan Japan before they westernizes. Otherwise The Netherlands are relatively weak and without allies in the beginning of the game, so one can try to take over their holdings in South East Asia especially Java.