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France (フランス Furansu?) is a country located on the north-western coast of continental Europe, and shares a border with eleven countries; Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland, Monaco, and Italy to the east, Andorra and Spain to the south, as well as the Netherlands, Suriname, and Brazil in the Americas.

Background

80% of France's population is Catholic.[1]

The country also has a long-held animosity towards the United Kingdom (mainly England).[2] There have been numerous conflicts between the two, including an invasion led by William of Normandy (also known as William the Conqueror and crowned William I of England - events like this resulting in the histories and bloodlines of French and English royal families becoming intertwined[3]), the Hundred Years War, and the Napoleonic Wars.

Throughout France's history, there have been women with a special disposition who have repeatedly appeared and greatly affected the course of the nation's history with their mere presence, whether they were good or evil. Examples include Joan of Arc, Marie Antoinette, and more recently, the Maiden of Versailles,[3] a powerful and intelligent magician who secretly rules France. She was thought to have been stripped of power and placed under house arrest by the French government, however this was merely a ruse to fool her enemies.[4][5][3]

For a time known as the Avignon Papacy, following a dispute between the French king and the Pope, the heads of the Roman Catholic Church were moved from the Papal States into France, specifically Avignon, with a ley line created as a magical pipeline for tasks that needed to be performed in the Papal States or requiring the devices built there.[6]

The largest magic cabal in France was the Knights of Orléans, prior to their destruction at the hands of William Orwell.[7][8]

An Academy City cooperative institution was present in France, though it was disbanded after cooperating with a Russian cooperative institution in a failed attempt to destroy Academy City.[9]

France is one of the increasing number of countries which have a space program.[10][11]

France's sole overseas territory is French Polynesia, a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean (Tahiti among them).[12]

Chronology

Toaru Majutsu no Index

Tree Diagram Remnant Arc

Main article: Tree Diagram Remnant Arc

France was one of the countries that launched spacecraft to retrieve the remains of the destroyed Tree Diagram.[10]

Document of Constantine Arc

Main article: Document of Constantine Arc

The French city Avignon was the site of the last of the riots brought about by the Document of Constantine and left in ruins by an armed intervention by Academy City forces.[13]

Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2

Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2

On the Second Friday of October, when the Sisters were dispatched to destroy the facilities of the Gemstone Mining research organizations around the world and rescue the gemstones imprisoned there, Misaka 13072 was sent to the National Oneiromancy Analysis Laboratory in Angoulême, France. During her progress report, she said that someone just commented that she will regret this one day and responded by blowing them away.[14]

British Royal Family Arc

Main article: British Royal Family Arc

Due to manipulations of the Roman Catholic Church led by Fiamma of the Right, the French government instigated an explosion in the Eurotunnel, cutting off Britain's land route. France's economy was negatively affected by the bombing, which was a contributing factor in the terrorist incident with Sky Bus 365 heading for the UK by an unnamed French anti-English organization.[15]

During Princess Carissa's coup d'état, France had a nuclear submarine hidden in the Strait of Dover with a nuclear missile aimed at London. It was exposed and sunk by Carissa while the French president was desperately trying to negotiate with her.[4]

World War III

Main article: World War III Arc

When World War III broke out, France allied itself with the Roman Catholic Church against the United Kingdom. French forces attempted to invade England, solidifying the waters of the Strait of Dover and clashing with the Anglicans. During this battle, the Maiden of Versailles took to the battlefield and crossed swords with Carissa.[2][16][5][3]

Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index

Coronzon Arc

Main article: Coronzon Arc

During the attack on the British Commonwealth by the Crowley's Hazards, Calais fell to the army as they aimed to cross the Strait of Dover and reach the United Kingdom.[17]

New Caledonia was mentioned when Tokiwadai Middle School students were trying to decide where to go on a "vacation" after Academy City was shut down.[18]

Souyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index

Los Angeles Arc

Main article: Los Angeles Arc

During a global stream of the battle between the Sisters and Five Overs in Los Angeles, a bunch of young people carrying signs flooded into a press conference at a fancy French hotel, where some prideful academics were preparing to officially denounce the use of human cloning technology.[19]

Locations

The locations listed below are locations which have been featured or referenced in some form within the series.

Name Type Location Details
Avignon City
Calais City
Château de Compiègne
Louvre Museum Museum Paris
Mont Saint-Michel Abbey Abbey Normandy
National Oneiromancy Analysis Laboratory
(国立夢占い解析所?)
Research Facility Angoulême One of the Gemstone Mining research organizations.[14]
Paris City Capital of France
Strait of Dover Strait
Toulouse City River Garrone runs through the center of the city.[1]
Versailles Palace

List of known characters from France

Trivia

  • In the world of Toaru Majutsu no Index, France has retained its long-held animosity against the United Kingdom, unlike in the real world where that particular animosity has mostly gone.

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