France - French Republic (French: République française) France is a unitary semi-presidential republic inWestern Europe with several overseas territories andislands located on other continents and in theIndian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan Franceextends from the Mediterranean Sea to the EnglishChannel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to theAtlantic Ocean. It is often referred to as l’Hexagone ("TheHexagon") because of the geometric shape of its territory. Itis the largest western European country and it possessesthe second-largest exclusive economic zone in theworld, covering 11,035,000 km2 (4,260,000 sq mi), justbehind that of the United States (11,351,000 km2 /4,383,000 sq mi).
Over the past 500 years, France has been a major power with strong cultural, economic, military and politicalinfluence in Europe and around the world. During the 17th and 18th centuries, France colonised great parts of North America and Southeast Asia; during the 19th and early 20th centuries, France built the second largest colonial empire of the time, including large portions of North, West and Central Africa, Southeast Asia, and many Caribbean and Pacific Islands.
France has the worlds third largest nominal military budget, the third largest military in NATO and EUs largest army. France also possesses the third largest nuclear weapons stockpile in the world – with around 300 activewarheads as of 25 May 2010 – and the worlds second largest diplomatic corps (second only to that of the United States).
Financial situation in France France has its main ideals expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. The French Republic is defined as indivisible, secular, democratic and social by its constitution. France isone of the worlds most developed countries, it possesses the worlds fifthlargest economy measured by GDP, the ninth-largest economy measured by purchasing power parity and is Europes second largest economy by nominal GDP. France is the wealthiest European (and the worlds 4th) nation in aggregate household wealth. France enjoys a high standard of living as well as a high public education level, and has also one of the worlds highest life expectancies. France has been listed as the worlds "best overall health care" provider by the World Health Organization. It is the most visited country in the world, receiving 82 million foreign tourists annually.
France is a founding member of the United Nations, one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, and a member of the Francophonie, the G8, G20, NATO, OECD, WTO, and the Latin Union. It is also a founding and leading member state of the European Union and the largest one by area. In2011, France was listed 20th on the Human Development Index and 24th on the Corruption Perceptions Index (2010).
Euro 2012Candidates to represent France at Euro 2012 (according maxifoot.fr) - in brackets percent chance of implementation of the baseline scenario:
Karim Benzema Kevin Gameiro Olivier Giroud When? Where? With which country11 June 2012, 19:00 Donbass Arena England in Donetsk15 June 2012, 21:45 Donbass Arena Ukraine in Donetsk19 June 2012, 21:45 Olympic Sweden Stadium in Kiev
FACTS OF COUNTRY Constitution Constitution of Sweden Legal Language swedish Used Language swedish Capital Stockholm Structure Parliamentary monarchy Type of country Democratic Monarchy Head of state King Carol XVI Gustav Succesor Princess Victoria Bernadotte Coat of arms of Boss of Parliament Premier Fredrik Reinfeildt Kingdom of Sweden Surface 56. in world • all 449 964 km² • inland waters 8,67% Number of people(2009) 88. in world • all 9 415,295▲• Density of the population 20 people/km² GDP (2009) Sweden is a • all 336 mld USD▼ monarchy, where • per person 35 965 USD▼ rules king. Currency 1 Swedish Crown = 100 öre (SEK) Sweden is in The biggest Religion luteranism UE,ONZ and Nordic Alliance.
First Sweden (Scania) was german grandhomeland. They escaped from Scania to Rome(Gots, Longobards, Marcomans, Angles, Sasses) and they found his new homelands after end of West Rome. After old tribes came new, Normans.They plundered and found Kyiv Russia, Sweden, Normandy, Schleswig, Denmark and Norway. And in east scandinavia came ugro-finn finns. In 1397 Sweden, Norway and Denmark found Calmar Union. In 1523 the Sweden accept luteranism and abolish Vases catholic kings of Sweden. Next dynasty it Adolphs. Next in rule of Gustav X Adolph they conquered north courland with Reval, Narva, Tosno and Pskov. And they fight with Poland- Lithuania. They win the war and the 30-years war in spite of the losed in Kassel 45 000 swedish vs. 8750 Hessens and in Kirkholm near Riga vs. Polish,Lithuanian and Courlandian force. They also lost King the one of best generals in this times, but before the war they was the one of best force in Europe. Before lost of Carol XII Adolph the Great in North War(1720-24) in Poltava, Oesteras and Upita, they lost Ingria, Carelia, Kola, Dago, Ozilia and Esthonia with small part of Latvia for Russia. For Poland Courland-Mitau, Lębork, Słupsk and Darzbór with New Marchy for Poland-Lithuania. For Denmark they Lost Bornholm, Goeteborg, Malmo, Aland islands and Norway.Before this times they only have constitution, neutrality, evolution and they not go to World Wars.
The best football clubes in Team Number Last Points Goal Sweden are Djugardens IF in UEFA Group in Last statisticand IfS Elfsborg. They are 24 Ranking Group s in Uefa ranking. They have England 1 G 18 +12 team stars Zlatan France 5 D 10 +11 Ibrahimović, Fredrik Ljungberg and finn play in Ukraine 8 - - -sweden team Ola Toivonen. Sweden 24 E 24 +2They better than football inhockey, they have 4. Leagueof Hockey in World after US- Canadian NHL, finn Suommiskka ligaea and german Hockey AGD Bundesliga.
Behrang Safari 3 0Andreas Isaksson 9 0 Mikael Antonsson 1 0Johan Wiland 2 0 Michael Almebäck - -Daniel Örlund 0 0 Petter Hansson 0 0 Daniel Majstoovic 9 0Pär Hansson 0 0 Olof Mellberg 6 0 Mikael Lustig 10 1 Andreas Granqvist 5 2 Oscar Wendt 5 0Christian Jonas Olsson 0 0 4 3 Martin Olsson 4 2WilhelmssonSebastian 10 3LarssonKim Källström 10 3Pontus Tobias Hysén 2 1 8 2Wernbloom Ola Toivonen 9 2Emir Bajrami 6 1 ZlatanAnders 8 5 8 0 IbrahimovićSvensson Johan Elmander 10 2PierreBengtsson 0 0 Marcus Berg 2 1Samuel Alexander 0 0 2 1Holmén GerndtViktor Elm - - Markus 0 0Rasmus Elm 5 0 Rosenberg
In Sweden are traffic signs with MOOSES!!! •In Sweden you cant drink alcohol. •The biggest city only have 560 000 citiziens(Stockholm). For example Wrocław is bigger! •In 2010 was EHF Handball Cup. •Sweden havent got regular army. They have got only Militia and guards. •Its the oldest country in world. Sweden was founded in 482. •In Sweden are 350 000 Poles.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north andWales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to theeast and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of GreatBritain in the North Atlantic. The country also includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but it takes its name from the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in AD 927, and since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world. The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law—the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world—developed in England, and the countrys parliamentarysystem of government has been widely adopted by other nations. The Industrial Revolutionbegan in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the worlds first industrialised nation. Englands Royal Society laid the foundations of modern experimental science. The Kingdom of England—which after 1284 included Wales—was a sovereign state until 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union theprevious year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Irelandthrough another Act of Union to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922, the Irish Free State was established as a separate dominion, but the Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act 1927 reincorporated into the kingdom six Irish counties to officially create the current United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Englands terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there are uplands in the north (for example, the mountainous Lake District, Pennines, and Yorkshire Dales) and in the south west (for example, Dartmoor and the Cotswolds). London, Englands capital, is the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Englands population is about51 million, around 84% of the population of the United Kingdom, and islargely concentrated in London, the South East and conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East and Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century. Meadowlands and pastures are found beyond the major cities.
Montenegro was 2nd Switzerland was 3rd (12 points) Wales was 4th (9 points) (11 points) Bulgaria was 5th (5 points)
France vs. England- Sweden vs. England- England vs. Ukraine - 11.06.2012-17:00 in 15.06.2012- 19:45 in 19.06.2012-19:45 inDonbass Arena, Donetsk, Olympic Donbass Ukraine Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine