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France, history of 268 Capetian ruler. In 1302 Philip IV the Fair called the first
national assemblies to include representatives of towns and villages. He also
asserted taxing authority over the church and disputed with Pope Boniface VIII.
On June 16, 1940, the government of France was constitutionally transmitted to
Marshal Philippe Petain, who had already decided that France must conclude an
armistice with Germany. Two days later, a French army ofl'icer, Gen. Charles de ...
The wars that took place between France and alliances of the other major
European powers during the French Revolution and first Napoleonic empire, led
to a brief period of French hegemony in Europe. France's chief opponents
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