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France is a country located in Europe in Continental Europe on Earth, the capital planet of the United Federation of Planets. (TNG video game: Echoes From the Past)

The Federation seat of government, the Palais de la Concorde, is located in Paris, the capital city of both France and the Federation. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)



The area of France, around 3.5 billion years ago

The area that contains what later became known as France was, according to Q, the place where all life began on Earth, approximately 3.5 billions years ago. In an alternate timeline, Q brought Captain Picard back to the region to observe how he had destroyed humanity. (TNG novelization: All Good Things...)

Prior to the fall of the Roman Empire, the region was known as "Gaul." The region was conquered by Julius Caesar in the 1st century BCE, a military victory admired, in an alternate timeline, by Claude Picard. (TNG comic: "The Gift") After the fall of the Rome and the arrival and assimilation of numerous Germanic tribes across Europe, a tribe known as the Franks assumed control of the region. Eventually, it became known by its modern name, with the inhabitants of France known as the French, speaking a Latin-descended language of the same name. By the 24th century, however, French was considered to be an antiquated language, and was rarely spoken. (TNG episode: "Code of Honor")

France had its share of scientific discoveries, for example, numerous elements had been discovered or created there:

(TOS reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual)

During World War II, France was occupied by Nazi Germany. In 2371, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Rose Garden had flowers whose originators had been smuggled out of France before the German invasion. (DS9 novelization: The Search)

In 1995, France was blamed for resuming nuclear testing of atomic bombs, which drew the condemnation of other international states. The reports were actually a cover-story concocted by Gary Seven to cover the nuclear explosion on Chrysalis Island. (TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2)

By the 2020s, a government that was based on the ideals of Leon Trotsky came to power in France. In 2024, France was suffering from the effects of student protests. Two guests at a party held by Chris Brynner cancelled a trip to the Alps because of the trouble. (DS9 episode: "Past Tense, Part II")

In 2130, the Traité d'Unification was signed in Paris, at the Place de la Concorde, establishing the existence of United Earth. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

The Palais de la Concorde in Paris, France.

With the foundation of the United Federation of Planets in 2161, the Federation soon established Paris as its capital. Because of its position as "heart of the Federation", many Federation and Starfleet facilities were stationed in France. Including a Starfleet Academy flight training base in Marseille. (VOY episode: "The Cloud"). The Palais was built in Paris on the site of the Place de la Concorde in the late 22nd century. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation; TOS novel: Swordhunt)


Marseilles in 2372.


Citizens of France


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