France WWN - In Depth

France and its march towards World War Next

Entries below briefly detail the corresponding icons and event titles as shown on the index page. These are used in the overall determination of current geo-political standing as it pertains to the upcoming World War. Notable past conflicts / civil wars /internal divisions are included to showcase a running history and the influence these events have had (or will have) on laying the groundwork of the country in question. This running timeline becomes particularly important when considering a given nation's modern day neighbors, global geo-political standing, and the potential for future skirmishes and / or outright conflict.

Note that the inclusion of wars/conflicts is not intended to be exhaustive but rather an indication of ongoing commitments/troubles and a representation of former/current national relationships with other parties.

Warfooting shows a given country's current position as it relates to World War Next. Levels run the spectrum of peace (green), notice, buildup, deterrence, readiness, and - ultimately - the march to war (red).

Operation Aspides (2024-Present)
The nation is currently participating in the defense of commercial merchant shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden waterways near war-torn Yemen.
Operation Chammal (2014-Present)
The nation is presently participating in the suppression of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces across Iraq, Libya, and Syria.
Missile Development (GER,ITA,POL)
The nation has entered into an agreement with regional allies for the joint-development of long-range land-based missiles.
NATO Member (1949)
The nation is a founding member of the anti-Soviet North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military-minded coalition of nations.
Nuclear-Armed Power
The nation is one of a few global powers to showcase a stock of nuclear weapons with nearly 300 warheads at its disposal.
Military-Industrial Complex
The nation features a mature, veteran Military-Industrial Complex capable of producing a broad array of military goods through defense and civilian market players.
Ukraine Support (Russo-Ukrainian War)
The nation is a staunch supporter of the Ukrainian Cause in the Russo-Ukrainian War, supporting the defenders through financial and material means.
Russia Gas Customer
The nation is a prominent customer of Russian natural gas despite its anti-Russian stance in the Russo-Ukrainian War.
The nation is a proven shipbuilder of various classes and types through its network of veteran shipyards.
Political Unrest
The nation is currently experiencing unrest within its citizenry, signaling what could become a change of direction with its local, regional, and global politics.
Internal Unrest
The nation is host to regular protests centered on political, economical, and/or social initiatives threatened national unity and stability.
European Power
The nation is considered an overall European power with its combination of economic and military strength.
Advanced Space Technology
The nation has a mature space industry particularly as it relates to satellites.
NATO Railways
The nation serves as host to a vast network of railways suitable for the ferrying of troops, vehicles, and supplies in the event of war in Europe.
Naval Power
The nation is considered a naval power in the region with its proper balance of surface combatants (including aircraft carriers) and undersea elements.
G7 Member
The nation is one of seven members of the prominent G7 political and economic group joining Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
EU Member (Fdr)
The nation is a founding member of the consortium of nations that would eventually become the European Union economic alliance.
German Occupation (1940-44)
Following the Fall of France, the nation was subject to German military administration during World War II until liberated by the Allies in 1944.
Iraqi Civil War (2014-17)
The nation joined Western allies and the Iraqi government against the Islamic State in Iraq resulting in a victory.
CAR Civil War (2013-21)
The nation backed the Central African Republic government in its ongoing war against rebel groups.
Mali War (2013-22)
The nation backed the Mali government in its ongoing war against insurgent elements.
Libyan Civil War (2011)
The nation (under the NATO banner) joined allies against Libya in securing a coalition victory against leader Muammar Gaddafi and his forces.
Chadian Civil War (2005-10)
The nation joined an alliance of powers behind former-French colony Chad against local rebel groups resulting in a government victory.
Gulf War (1990-91)
The nation joined a coalition of Western powers to remove Iraq from the oil-rich nation of Kuwait; the war ended in a complete coalition victory.
Algerian War (1954-62)
The nation fought a war ahainst the Algerian Liberation Front leading to a military staelmate but independence for the now-former French colony.
Suez Crisis (1956)
The nation joined allies in Israel and the United Kingdom against Egypt to regain control of the vital Suze Canal; the clash ended in an alliance military victory.
First Indochina War (1946-54)
The nation fought an unsuccessful war against Viet Minh and its allies in French-controled Indochina. The result included the creation of North and South Vietnam and independence for the Kingdom of Laos and the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Russian Civil War (1918-20)
The nation participated in national coalition alongside the White Movement against communist forces for control of post-Empire Russia. The war ended with an Allied withdrawel and a Bolshevik victory, setting the framework for what would become the Soviet Union.
Franco-Turkish War (1918-21)
The nation waged failed war against the Turkish Grand National Assembly in which Southern Anatolia was ceded to Turkey.
Franco-Prussian War (1870-71)
The nation fought an unsuccessful war against the North German Confederation from July 1870 to January 1871. This marked the end of the Second French Empire and the beginning of the German Empire.
Crimean War (1853-56)
The nation joined a coalition of powers to face the Russian Empire in the Crimean War, resulting in an Allied Victory, Russian territorial losses at the Danube Delta and Southern Bessarabia, and the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
Napoleonic Era (1799-1815)
The era marks the period of Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power and subsequent period of empirical rule which rewrote the future of Europe and redrew its geo-political lines.
Quasi-War (1798-1800)
The nation, as the First French Republic, fought an undeclared naval war against the United States across the Carribean and the American East Coast to inconclusive results.
French Revolution (1789-99)
The nation underwent a revolution based in social, political, and economic factors resulting in the establishment of a constitutional monarchy (to be superceded by the First French Republic) and thus ending the reign of King Louis XVI; the period greatly influenced what was to become modern France.

The inclusion of wars/conflicts is not intended to be exhaustive but rather an indication of ongoing commitments/troubles and a representation of former/current national relationships with other parties.
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