France Essay Topics

The federalist

If there would have been no credible arguments against the proposed constitution then there would have been no need for the intense material of The Federalist. And, if there would have been no Federalist then understanding the Constitution would have been significantly reduced. The Constitution is a concise manuscript which is not suitable for an… View Article

The Defeat of France

When the Germans started their massive attack on their opponents the strength of the two combatting armies were equal in terms of troop strength and tanks, but the Germans held an advantage in aircraft superiority. But the deciding factor for the Germans was the fact the they knew what they exactly wanted to achieve. The… View Article

17th Century France: Winners and Losers

The 17th century is identified as a colorful period in the history of France. This period is characterized by an imbalance of power and thus produced winners and losers.             Winners of the period include Louis XIV and Louvois. Louis XIV (1638-1715) increased royal power at home and French power abroad during the second half… View Article

The Struggles and the Victories of Modern France

Introduction Modern France has been a product of the historical struggles between the then prevailing Catholic Church and monarchy and the rising influence of intellectuals and revolutionaries. Pierre Birnbaum’s The Idea of France traces the roots of the modern French state and how the current status quo had been influenced by the ideological, political and… View Article

Should Vichy France be a badge of shame?

A week after signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that divided Eastern Europe into the Nazi and the Soviet areas, Germany together with Soviet Union launched a massive attack on Poland on September 01 1939 entering in the north, the south and the west (Weisberg, 1997). This assault was then called the “September Campaign” and it marked… View Article

Was Louis XIV an effective ruler

Want an effective leader? Then Louis XIV would not be a great choice. I believe he is an ineffective leader because of a few reasons; one, he lost all four wars that he placed wages on, leading France to bankruptcy. Two, he failed at his goal of becoming the master of Europe. And third, because… View Article

Global Business Cultural Analysis: France

This paper will focus on the many elements and dimensions of France and the affect it has on the business that takes place locally and internationally. There will be constant comparisons and contrasts between France and the United States of America taking place throughout this entire research article. I will focus on how the elements… View Article

Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Casa Buonaparte in the town of Ajaccio, on the island Corsica, on 15 august 1769. At the time of Napoleon’s birth the island Corsica was taken over by the French Republic. Napoleon’s family was an upper class nobility family. His father Carlo Buonaparte, an attorney, was a representative of Corsica… View Article

The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

I. iNTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE French literature is, generally speaking, literature written in the French language, particularly by citizens of France; it may also refer to literature written by people living in France who speak traditional languages of France other than French. Literature written in French language, by citizens of other nations such as Belgium,… View Article

History of French Cuisine from Conventional to Extraordinary

Derived from the French language, bon appetit has been a familiar saying known around the world. Meaning good appetite or enjoy your meal, bon appetit exemplifies the French culture. The French have been known for centuries of elegant and exquisite cuisine especially gourmet desserts. Located in Western Europe between Italy and Spain, France has been… View Article

The Decolonisation of Algeria

‘Decolonisation was a vast process of adaptation for both sides, hitherto colonised countries and the colonial powers, not just for the former.’ Explain how far, and for what reasons, you agree this statement. In 1939, “France controlled a colonial empire…over twenty times as large as the home country, and it contained one and a half… View Article

Britain & France

Britain was engaged in a series of battles with France and under pressure of keeping its large empire together and working properly. British people had come to view their colonies as subordinate followers of their great nation and therefore the Revolution came as a shock to many. Britain was as the superpower of very concerned… View Article

The French Headscarf Affair

The Headscarf affair which took place in France during the 1990s is a clear representation of the French refusal to revise their national identity. As the rate of post-colonial migration rose, so did the population of Muslims living in France. This rise of Muslim population spurred the start of the Headscarf affair which was used… View Article

Twentieth Century France

Prior to 1871 Commune in Paris, France experienced fluctuations in the political institutions from monarchy to republic, marked by the bloody revolutionary and Napoleonic era, and a succession of regimes. Yet with all the socio-political upheavals and the static characteristic of politics in France, there is and always be a clash between the traditionalists and… View Article

Marie Antoinette Review Movie

This film is a motion picture displaying the life of Marie Antoinette as a young queen. It trails Marie’s life as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman expressing her nature and her life of fabulousness and outrageousness. She was only 14 years old when she was pledged to marry Louis XVI… View Article

Analysis on Lance Armstrong Doping

No, the consequences brought upon Armstrong are completley inappropriate. The actions taken against him undergone by Travis Tygart and USADA are over the top. The fact that Lance doped is undeniable, he did it, but so did every other Tour de France contender and their teammates. Why should the man who won against other dopers… View Article

The Best Journey In My Life

Two years ago I went on a trip with my friend Paulina and her older brother, Max. I had to save a lot of money because I wanted very much to go on this journey with my friends. We planned our trip to take us around Europe. We were going to stop in various parts… View Article

Olympic Athlete Compensation

Purpose The purpose of this research on compensation of Canadian Olympic athletes is to determine how athletes that represent Canada on the National level are compensated and rewarded for the time they put in to their rigorous training to prepare for an event once every four years. Professional athletes in leagues such as the National… View Article

Impossible Is A Word From The Dictionary Of Fools

Napoleon Bonaparte stated, “impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools,” which describes that assuming anything is less than achievable makes you a fool. It is particularly relevant in his life because of all that he did as one of the major leaders of France and the Revolution and is… View Article

Les Misérables

Victor Hugo – Les Miserables BACKGROUND : Victor Marie Hugo was the son of a general in Napoleon’s army, and much of his childhood was therefore spent amid the backdrop of Napoleon’s campaigns in Spain and in Italy. The first three years of his life were spent in Elba, where he learnt to speak the… View Article

Napoleon Bonaparte: Good Or Bad

Napoleon Bonaparte was not a good leader and although he did help France he was too bloodthirsty and arrogant to be considered a good ruler. He did gain much land and wealth for France however; there was too much bloodshed involved. He said that he did not care how much blood was spilled as long… View Article

France and the United States

This paper seeks to provide comparative analysis of early childhood education policy between France and the United States. The discussion will focus on the programs origin and what the programs were intended to achieve. The study will look at the focus, of the programs, the beneficiaries and the cost. In analyzing the early childhood policy… View Article

The economic effect of the Olympic games

Abstract: The Olympic games are one of the world most important activity from a sporting point of view because all of the most important players in the world will be there and will raise the prestige of the country but also from an economic point of view because to host such an event you attract… View Article

Was Napoleon a hero or a tyrant?

The great Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “The art of government is not to let me grow stale.” Napoleon meant that his leadership could protect France’s advancements of eliminating the “old regime” but only if the French could keep him in power. Bonaparte grew up in a noble Italian family and attended some of the most… View Article

My trip

SIMRAN: Good morning Mr. Keith, teachers and my dear friends, we are here today to share our experience on our eventful trip to France. On the 4th of this month, 41 French students from grades, 8 to 11 and 5 dedicated teachers embarked on their journey to, Le Centre Mediterranean D’etudes Francais or CMEF, located… View Article

Essay sample (Eiffel Tower)

Introduction Have you ever wanted to travel the world and see the most significant structures that our world has to offer? Since the beginning of time, man hasn’t stopped looking for ways on developing the human’s passion to create the most innovative and revolutionary masterpieces of all time. There are a lot of places to… View Article

Causes of the French Revolution DBQ

The late 1700’s were a period of great social and political revolution in Western civilization. The French Revolution was a major part of this sweeping change in the way Europeans (and the newborn Americans) perceived the function of government and the most effective ways of governing. The French Revolution had many long term and short… View Article

Louis XIV, his good, great, and bad habbits as ruler

Louis XIV, also known as the “Sun King”, has been said to be the greatest ruler in all of France’s history, but many still accuse him of having bad aspects such as having homosexual habits, being anti-protestant, not understanding commoners, and following Colbert’s mercantilist principles which did not have a solid basis. There are many… View Article

Importance of Ignatius of Loyola

In the year 1491, the future founder of the Jesuits was born in northern Spain. He would soon be known as Saint Ignatius of Loyola. By the time that he was fifteen he was already interested in to religion. When he got older he became a soldier. He would end up crushing his leg in… View Article

How nations of Europe defeat Napoleon

Napoleon had been working hard in building a powerful and great empire ever since the beginning of his rule as Emperor in 1804. Since before that time he had managed to expand French territory into Italy, he had annexed the Austrian Netherlands, The German States, the Batavian Republic, later on he annexed parts of Egypt,… View Article