Motto: He who sweats more in peace bleeds less in war.
Population: 68 Million
Largest City: Paris
Official Language: French, Occitan
National Language: French, Occitan
Demonym: French, Marsinian
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Republic
- President of State: Jean-Claude Vendocq
- President of the Assembly: Arnaud Dorian
- Speaker of the House: Paul Derenère
- Chief Justice: Jules Serrien
- Upper House: National Assembly of the Republic
- Lower House: House of the Republic's Senate
Establishment: France and Marsinia uniting following the Vienna Congress.
Independence: 22nd May 1818
GDP per capita: $9,854.70
Drives on the: Right
Calling code: +58
Internet TLD: .mrs
The Republican Assembly of France and of Great Marsinia (French: L'Assemblée Républicaine Française et Marsinienne) is a sovereign state, acting as an Unitary Parliamentary Republic made up of French and Marsinian states located in Metropolitan France, Piedmont and the entirety of the west bank of the Rhine, Belgium included, extending from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea to the Bay of Biscay, which is within the Atlantic Ocean. It also includes several overseas collectivities, such as Belize, Haiti, Tahiti, New Caledonia and Marsinian Angola.
The standard way to refer to a citizen of France & Great Marsinia is as a "Francsinian", though "French" and "Marsinian" are also acceptable.
During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. Rome annexed the area in 51 BC, holding it until the arrival of Germanic Franks in 476, who formed the Kingdom of Francia. The Treaty of Verdun of 843 partitioned Francia into East Francia, Middle Francia, and West Francia. West Francia, which became the Kingdom of France in 987, emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages following its victory in the Hundred Years' War while Middle Francia deteriorated and would soon turn into the Kingdom of Burgundy in 955, ruling over present-day Burgundy, Lyonnais, Provence, and the French Alps. During the Renaissance, French and Burgundian culture flourished and a colonial empire across the Americas was established by the French, whilst Burgundy, which had renamed itself Marsinia in order to appease the populace after a bloody uprising in 1511, became one of the first states in history to colonize parts of Africa by invading Kabylia. The 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Catholics in Western Europe and Protestants in Germany, which soothed Franco-Marsinian relations, as the former kept on trying to unify all the French realms, almost accomplishing it. France became Europe's dominant cultural, political, and military power in the 17th century under Louis XIV and influenced much of their neighbors, Marsinia included. In the late 18th century, the French Revolution overthrew the absolute monarchy, established one of modern history's earliest republics, and saw the drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day.
However, the Revolution was shortlived as a combined force of Europe's mightiest powers (Great Britain, Prussia, Austria, and the Netherlands) crossed the border and marched on Paris in 1797, which led many of the Revolutionaries to flee to Marsinia, which had been neutral, and even kept a friendly attitude towards the Republican France. Pressure from the Revolutionaries led to Marsinia joining the war on the side of France, which marked the first large-scale cooperation between the two nations. Victories assured by these two states over the Coalition eventually led to seven continent-wide wars, all of which except the latest ending with groundbreaking victories for a Napoleonic France, Constitutional Marsinia and their allies, such as Denmark. The last war, though, ended with a defeat of both nations, restoring France's borders to before the war and ceding Marsinian Savoy and Nice to Sardinia-Piedmont, putting a King back on the French throne and deposing Marsinia's current ruler with his heir.
The heir's reign was shortlived as Republican insurrections sprawled up across the nation, which had also never became a Republic, relocating the seat of administration from Dijon to Marseille, where a Republican Assembly was established as the government. A motion was proposed to France in 1818 to unite both countries into one sovereign state, in the form of a Parliamentary Republic, however, it was turned down countless times by the Kings and Emperors of France until her disastrous defeat in 1871 at the hand of the Germans. Emperor Napoleon III, in a last-ditch attempt to counter German expansionism, agreed with the Marsinian proposal and urged the latter to mobilize their forces to fight the German army. As the two newly-unified nations of France-Marsinia and Germany clashed against eachother, the Piedmontese invaded and annexed Corsica into their territory. The Francsino-Prussian War ended up as a victory for the Republic, which annexed all territories west of the Rhine as a prize, despite it being heavily ethnically German. From 1874 to onwards, a period of deep Fransinification began, converting people of different ethnic groups (like Bretons) to their mixed culture, in 1898, a war provoked by the Piedmontese ended with an overwhelming Francsinian victory at the battle of Nice, which resulted in the annexation of Savoy, Nice, and Corsica back into their lands, followed by a period of arms races, colonization, and tension between the Francsinians and Germans.
In 1918, war broke out between the Republic of France and of Great Marsinia, supported by her colonies and allies, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Denmark against the German Empire, the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Italy, the British Empire and her colonies, Bulgaria, and Greece. The war ended up as one of the Republic's most deadly and difficult war, with bridge warfare spanning all across the Rhine along with restless mountain skirmishes in the Alps against the now-unified Italians and Greeks in the naval invasion of Corfu. Francsinian casualties went as high as 8 million. The war was brought to an end in 1923 as Francsino-Austrian forces crushed Italian forces in Padania, causing capitulation, and as Albania made her entry in the war, opening ports and routes to Greece for Francsinian troops to invade Greece, which also pushed Bulgaria out of the war. The last two straws were when the Bolsheviks revolted and launched a Revolution of their own throughout Russia, and when Austrian troops broke through German occupation in Bohemia and Tyrol as France captured Frankfurt after German troops mutinied. The British accepted peace with honour soon after.
The ensuing treaties granted the Republic of France and of Great Marsinia the entirety of Germany's navy, which was of similar size to the French one but dwarfed by the British navy, and to switch responsibility of Belgian protection from Britain and Germany to France-Marsinia, Piedmont would also be ceded to France while Veneto went to Austria, as colonies in Africa were granted to the winners. Germany had to relinquish their claims in Austria and give up Holstein-Schleswig to Denmark, and demilitarize Baden-Wurttenburg, Westphalia, and Bavaria. Italy had to grant one-third of its fleet to France and another third to Austria, give up their colonies in Libya to the native tribes and Eritrea-Somalia to Ethiopia. Russia capitulated in a frenzy and was forced to release the states of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, White Ruthenia, Ukraine, Ingria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Moldavia; Poland and Ukraine went under Austrian influence while the Ottomans got a hold of the Caucasus. Bulgaria lost their isles and southern coast to the Ottomans while Greece lost a chunk of Epirus and the island of Corfu to Albania, ceding their Aegean Islands to Turkey.
Ever since, France-Marsinia has enjoyed a period of relative prosperity, democracy, and harmony since the end of the Great War, passing multiple reforms and leaning towards Social Liberalism, using her combined fleet of numerically superior to Britain French, Marsinian, German, and Italian warships to consolidate their grip onto the world.
In 1938, Francsinian forces intervened in Spain during the civil war to restore the Republican Government with the aid of Soviet forces.
However, the year is 1949, and a weakened, but rising Germany is looking to satisfy its thirst for revenge, while the British look to regain their hegemony and strength, this time supported by a non-isolationist United States of America. The Soviet Union in Eastern Europe has also retaken White Ruthenia and has now set their eyes on the Caucasus and a crumbling Ottoman Empire-turned Ottoman Federation in the south. The Austro-Hungarian Empire has disintegrated since 1930 and the balance of Central Europe is at the mercy of Germany, but a still strong Austria holding onto Slovenia and Veneto is still loyal to France-Marsinia.
Metropolitan area population
Ile de France
Vichy Special State Administration
The Great Marsinian military consists of three main branches: the Ground Forces, the Naval Arsenal, and the Aerial Arsenal.
The Ground Forces have an active force of around 1.108.000 troops and a reserve numbering around 1.605.000 men. The army uses latest-to-date technology and is famed around the world for its persistent use of tanks and doctrine of overwhelming firepower.
Most Common Model
Modèle de 75 D48
Amount of Reserves
Motorized & Mechanized Divisions