........................................................................... At fourteen he was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant in an artillery regiment.
Also, there is the French Foreign Legion, which will replace Infantry, which share identical firepower and combat effectiveness on the field, but the French Foreign Legion get a 20% boost to combat strength when they fight outside friendly territory.
France has 2 decent infantry units, the Musketeer, which replaces the Musketman, does more damage than the Musketman, and indeed makes it a viable alternative to a person using Longswordsmen, which will be outdated with the advent of rifling.
Enough to discount the 15% increase in policy costs after creating a city.
Anyway, France is pretty powerful in terms of culture, an extra 2 culture per turn might not sound like a lot for a city until you have a large empire, and 2 culture a turn for 40 cities sounds like a fair amount.
In historical terms this is an astonishing triumph of common sense and suggests a bright future for France, Europe, and the world." France has probably the longest of histories, but rightfully deserved, besides being surrender monkeys, thank you popular culture.
France has become a leading member of the European Union, alongside its former enemy Germany. French arts are flourishing as never before, and Paris - the "City of Lights" - is once again the cultural center of the world. It possesses a large immigrant population, including many Muslims, and it too is suffering through the difficulties caused by the current painful clash of cultures between Islam and the West. At the same time it was rebuilding at home, creating a new and modern country out of the ashes of the Great Wars. The years following World War II saw France grudgingly divesting itself from its overseas possessions, fighting painful and ultimately futile wars in Vietnam and Algeria. Paris was liberated on August 25, 1944, and Germany surrendered on May 7-8, 1945.