French national identityt

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“French national identity yesterday, today and tomorrow”

Identity is recognition of an individual by himself or by others. A nation is a term that includes the idea of people and the idea of state, government. National identity is what enables a people, nation to have a sense of shared commonalities that unite. This expression appeared in French in the 1980s. For others, the French national identity is a myth and the only means we have to approach it is to talk about the history of France, the French space, population and history of his state[1].

The French national identity has been materialized in the past by a number of symbols and emblems as our anthem "La Marseillaise" (revolutionary and patriotic singing associated with the fall of the monarchy and the Republic), the tricolor flag (blue and red are the colors of Paris and white, symbol of kingship and monarchy) and others. The French Revolution is also a symbol of French national identity, then it marks the end of the old regime and the transition to a constitutional monarchy and the First Republic. It still leaves a fundamental value in France : the Declaration of Human Rights and Citizen to Article 10 and 11 gives the right to freedom of expression : "No one shall be molested for his opinions, even religious, provided their manifestation does not disturb the public order established by law." Article 10 "The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the most precious rights Human; every citizen may therefore speak, write and publish freely, except to respond to the abuse of this freedom in cases determined by law. " Article 11. In the 1780s, the society is based in France under the old regime dictated primarily by King Louis XVI; national identity differentiates three statuses: nobility, clergy and commoners. The French Revolution was born of a financial crisis and the challenge to the absolute monarchy. The storming of the Bastille during the summer of 1789 marks the beginning of the

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