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French Trade

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Trade

French trade is one of the highest in the world. They participate in the exporting and importing of many raw materials, electronics, and automobiles. Their exports have them ranked 6th in the world, and 5th in the world in imports. This helps their country flourish. Their economy is the fifth largest in the world and second largest in Europe behind Germany. Their recession during the latter part of the decade is considered one of the shortest among countries with similar size economies. They have 39 of the 500 largest companies in the world. They have leading companies in many of the major economic industries. AXA insurance, Air France, and L'Oreal are a few of the companies that make up Frances successful businesses.

The energy sector is one of its largest industries. It is the leading nuclear energy developer in the world. 78% of the countries electricity is attributed to nuclear power, growing at an exponential rate since the 1980's. They also store much of their nuclear waste for reprocessing. Using nuclear power allows France to emit the lowest amount of carbon dioxide of any of the 7 most industrialized countries.

On top of being the world's largest nuclear powered country, they are also the 2nd largest exporter of agricultural products. They are a leading player in wheat

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production, along with dairy, pork, poultry, and apple production. The United States is the only country that is in front of them in exporting agricultural products.

Politics

France's political system is a semi-presidential representative democratic republic. The president of France is head of state and the prime minister is the head of government. The legislative power of the government is made of the senate and the national assembly. As most the Judiciary branch is independent of executive and the legislative branches. French politics have played a large role in America as well. They have participated in the American revolution and helped

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