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What if France were federal ? (Five new regions added !)

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More great clean ups! And I'm a sucker for the Clechee Cross, so I'm really anticipating Langudoc-Roussillon :)

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More great clean ups! And I'm a sucker for the Clechee Cross, so I'm really anticipating Langudoc-Roussillon :)

The Clechee Cross (I call it Occitan cross, I didn't know the proper name ^^) is set to appear on every occitan region ;)

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Région Berry

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Name: Berry

Demonym: Berrichon

Under French Kingdom's authority since 1100

Region of France since 1789

Capital city: Bourges

Regional symbol: The Donkey

Regional colors: Green Yellow Red

Regional sport: Basketball

Most popular sport team: Tango Bourges (Women's Basketball, 12-time french champion)

Famous people from the Region: Gerard Depardieu (Actor)

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The modern flag has been adopted by many inhabitants since the late XIXth century.

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Région Bourbonnais

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Name: Bourbonnais (also called Bourbon)

Demonym: Bourbonian

Under French Kingdom's authority since 1531

Region of France since 1789

Capital city: Moulins

Regional symbol: The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog

Regional colors: Blue Red

Regional sport: Rugby Union

Most popular sport team: FC Moulins Rugby

Famous people from the Region: Jules Maigret (fictionnal police commissionner on a long-time running french TV Show)

This region is known for Vichy, one of its cities, which has been the seat of Government of the free zone of France during WW2.

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So I've kind of wandered around wondering what could I do more for my regions, and I figured out I could work on our boring ID cards we got. I got the same template, and here are the ID of the regions I've already submitted.

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Those are actually really cool!

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I think Bourbonnais could at least afford to keep the Fleur-de-lis. Assuming it isn't being reserved for Ile de France.

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Région Bourgogne

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Name: Bourgogne

English name: Burgundy

Demonym: Burgundian

Under French Kingdom's authority since 1477

Region of France since 1789

Capital city: Dijon

Regional symbol: The Saint-André Cross (also called Burgundy cross)

Regional colors: Yellow Blue

Regional sport: Association Football

Most popular sport team: AJ Auxerre (A. Football, 1-time french champion, 4-time french cup winner)

Famous people from the Region: Gustave Eiffel (architect who built the Eiffel Tower and designed the Statue of Liberty)

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The Saint-André Cross, a long-time symbol for Burgundy, has been adopted with the two main colours of the duchy.

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Région Bretagne

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Name: Bretagne

English name: Brittany

Regional language: Breton

Name in breton: Breizh

Demonym: Breton

Under French Kingdom's authority since 1532

Region of France since 1789

Capital city: Nantes (Administrative) ; Rennes (Seat of Government) ; Vannes (Economic)

Regional symbol: The stoat

Regional colors: Black and White

Regional sport: Association Football

Most popular sport team: FC Nantes (8-time french championship winner ; semi-finalist of european cup in 1996 ; holding record for most consecutive season in the domestic league's top flight with 44 seasons in a row)

Famous people from the Region: Jules Verne (XIXth century writer) ; Jacques Cartier (XVIth century explorer who discovered Quebec and named Canada)

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Not much to say about Brittany. The flag the region has already works. No point in messing with perfection. Using the recoloured Saint-André Cross for Burgundy is a pretty cool solution if using Royalist emblems is off the table.

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Thanks for understanding the point here, to answer rams80 at the same time: the FDL is a royalist emblem, not gonna be used on here, sorry.

Concerning Brittany's flag, I hesitated working a little on it, because I've always been bothered by the fact that the number of Hermine - the heraldic in the white square - don't represent anything. It's actually just a random number, or aesthetic choice.

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Région Catalogne

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Name: Catalogne (Nord)

English name: (Northern) Catalonia

Regional language: Catalan

Name in breton: Catalunya (del Nord)

This region used to be called "Roussillon" until the late 30s, when nationalists started calling it Northern Catalonia. The official name has been stated in the early 70s.

Demonym: Catalan

Under French Kingdom's authority since 1659

Region of France since 1789, under the name of Roussillon

Capital city: Perpignan

Regional symbol: The catalan donkey

Regional colors: Yellow & Red

Regional sport: Rugby Union

Most popular sport team: USA Perpignan (Rugby, 7-time French League champions)

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The historic flag is the flag of Roussillon, it was replaced in the early 70s by the flag of the Catalan Countries.

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Région Champagne

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Name: Champagne

Demonym: Champenian

Under French Kingdom's authority since 1065

Region of France since 1789

Capital city: Troyes

Regional symbol: The Champagne bottle (sparkling wine)

Regional colors: Blue White Gold

Regional sport: Cycling

Most popular sport team: Stade de Reims (Association Football, 6-time french league champions, 2-time european champions league runner up)

Famous people from the region: Clovis (first king of the franks, baptised in the Cathedral of Reims)

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I reworked on the Brittany logo, I wasn't quite satisfied with my region's logo, needed to get it done.

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Région Comtat Venaissin

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Name: Comtat Venaissin

Regional language: Occitan

Name in breton: Comtat Venaicin

Demonym: Venaissin

Region of France since 1791. This is an ancient Papal State seceeded to the French Republic. Avignon, a City-State, and the Principality of Orange has been incorporated to it since this date.

Capital city: Carpentras

Regional symbol: The Blue Horn

Regional colors: Red Gold Blue

Regional sport: Rugby Union

Most popular sport team: AC Arles-Avignon (Association Football)

Famous people from the region: Mireille Mathieu (singer, really popular in Eastern Europe)

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Région Corse

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Name: Corse

English name: Corsica

Regional language: Corsican

Name in corsican: Corsica

Demonym: Corsican

Under French Kingdom authority since 1768

Region of France since 1789

Capital city: Ajaccio

Regional symbol: The Moor Head

Regional colors: White & Black

Regional sport: Association Football

Most popular sport team: SC Bastia (A. Football, 1-time french cup winners, most successful corsican team to this date)

Famous people from the region: Napoleon Bonaparte

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So glad to see Northern Catalan separated and shown some love. No one ever listens to me when I tell them its a French thing too. Probably my favourite place in France as well.

Also glad to see Corsica stay the same, it has a unique identity that is already familiar to those that pay attention to European matters.

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Would you consider any of the regions in France as having rugby league (le rugby à treize) as it's regional sport? I thought maybe Comtat Venaissin, having Avignon, Carpentras and Cavaillon within it, could be one? Or has the game dwindled down to a very small level in France now?

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Rugby league is really in the shadow of Rugby Union in France. I've never seen any XIII Rugby on TV besides sports channels (and it's often the Australian championship), contrary to XV Rugby, which is growing ferouciously since 2009 outside of Southern France.

Just by looking at average attendances, you can tell Rugby Union is far more followed in France than Rugby League.

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Wow, it's really has slipped down. I've seen some pictures of the 50's and 60's when it was huge.

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Région Dauphiné

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Name: Dauphiné

English name: Dolphiny

Demonym: Dolphinian

Under French Kingdom authority since 1349.

Region of France since 1789.

Capital city: Grenoble

Regional symbol: The Dolphin

Regional colors: Gold Light Blue

Regional sport: Skiing

Most popular sport team: ASVEL (Basket-ball team in Villeurbanne, 17-times French league winner, most successful basket-ball team in France)

Famous people from the region: André the Giant (former WWF wrestler, 1st WWE Hall of Famer ever)

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Région Flandre

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Name: Flandre (also called Flandre Française)

Regional language: Dutch (northern part)

Name in dutch: (Frans) Vlaanderen

English name: (French) Flanders

Demonym: (French) Flemish

Under French Kingdom authority since 1713.

Region of France since 1789.

Capital city: Cassel (Seat of Government) ; Lille (Administrative)

Regional symbol: Black Lion & Red Rooster

Regional colors: Yellow Black Red

Regional sport: Association Football

Most popular sport team: Lille OSC (3-times french league champions)

Famous people from the region: Charles de Gaulle (World War II french hero, 1st President of France under 5th Republic)

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The modern flag is cut 3/4 black, representing Dutch-speaking Flanders (75% approx. of the territory) and 1/4 red, representing the Walloon French Flanders part of the Region. The black Lion represents Flanders, north, and the red Rooster represents Wallonia, south.

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wow, I really love both of these updated flags, nice colours too! I like how Flanders has that Low Land Country feel to it while still maintaining its French heritage.

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Région du Comté de Foix

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Name: Foix (also called Comté de Foix)

Regional language: Occitan

Name in occitan: Fois

English name: Foix (also called Foix County)

Demonym: Fuxean

Under French Kingdom authority since 1607.

Region of France since 1789.

Capital city: Foix

Regional symbol: The Goose

Regional colors: Yellow Red

Regional sport: Rugby Union

Most popular sport team: Luzenac AP (2nd League association football team, famous for being a village of less than 600 inhabitants and a professionnal team since 2014, hence the smallest town to ever host a professionnal team in France and big European leagues !)

Famous people from the region: Fabien Barthez (french football player, 1998 World Champion as the n°1 Goalkeeper)

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Région Franche-Comté

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Name: Franche-Comté

English name: Franche-County

Demonym: Francounter

Under French Kingdom authority since 1678.

Region of France since 1789.

Capital city: Besançon

Regional symbol: Gold Lion

Regional colors: Blue Yellow

Regional sport: Association Football

Most popular sport team: FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (2-times french champion, holds the record for most season in top domestic league, with 55 seasons)

Famous people from the region:

- Victor Hugo (XIXth century writer and politic, his most famous work is Les Misérables)

- Louis Vuitton (XIXth century designer whose eponym brand has worldwide fame)

- Louis Pasteur (XIXth century chemist well-known for the multiple vaccines he has created, including the vaccine for rabies)

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Région Ile de France

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(modern Region, you will note on the right side of the plate that the province is roughly tighter, but I couldn't find a proper french map with the province outline)

Name: Ile de France

English name: Isle of France

Demonym: Francisler

Under French Kingdom authority since 10th Century (institutionalization of the French Kingdom)

Region of France since 1789.

Capital city: Paris (formerly Versailles, until 1789 and the downfall of the Kingdom)

Regional symbol: Tricolor Cockade

Regional colors: Blue White Red

Regional sport: Association Football

Most popular sport team: Paris Saint-Germain FC (Association football, 4-times french league winner, 10-times french cup winner and currently in Top 5 richest clubs in the world, thanks to Qatari investors)

Famous people from the region: So many people. From actor Jean Dujardin, actress Marion Cottillard, early 20th century singer Edith Piaf, filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, writer Alexandre Dumas,...

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After the Revolution, it was decided to withdraw the Fleur de Lys from every governmental representation, including flags. Therefore, the region adopted the Tricolor Cockade as their symbol: this cockade was worn by the leaders of the French Revolution which led to the Kingdom's downfall and which originated and ended in Paris.

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Région Languedoc

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Name: Languedoc

English name: Langdoc

Demonym: Langdocian

Regional Language: Occitan

Occitan name: Lengadòc

Under French Kingdom authority since 1271.

Region of France since 1789.

Capital city: Toulouse

Regional symbol: The Seven-Pointed Star (Felibrige)

Regional colors: Red Yellow

Regional sport: Rugby Union (formerly Rugby League, but it has widely lost its prestige)

Most popular sport team: Stade Toulousain (Most successful Rugby Union team in France, with 19 french league titles, and 4 European Cup wins)

Famous people from the region: Molière (although born in Paris, Ile de France, he spent the vast majority of his life in Languedoc) ; Georges Brassens (XXth century singer)

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Though the province didn't have an official flag, the old Occitan flag (left) was often used to represent it. The modern flag of Occitania features a seven-pointed star on the upper right corner representing the seven cultural areas and dialects of the nation, but it was decided not to use it on the flag of Languedoc, to differentiate the region from the nation of Occitania. Instead, the flag features 4 yellow stripes and 3 red stripes, replacing the seven-pointed star.

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yes Languedoc!!! Looks great!

IDF looks really different, but I guess its best to let the Red/White/Blue to take centre stage since it's the capital region. I still can't get curling out of my head though lol

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