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

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Région Limousin

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Name: Limousin

Demonym: Limousine

Regional Language: Occitan

Occitan name: Lemosin

Under French Kingdom authority since 1589.

Region of France since 1789.

Capital city: Limoges

Regional symbol: The cattle (Limousin kind)

Regional colors: Green White Red

Regional sport: Rugby Union

Most popular sport team: Limoges CSP (Basketball, 10-times french champions and 1-time european champion)

Famous people from the region: Auguste Renoir (late XIXth century painter)

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The green part represents the rural landscapes and the agriculture-based economy of the region, while the red part represents Occitania.

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Région Lorraine

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Name: Lorraine

Demonym: Lorraine

Under French Kingdom authority since 1648.

Region of France since 1789.

Capital city: Nancy (Administrative) & Metz (seat of government)

Regional symbol: The avalerion (mythological bird ressembling an eagle without beak)

Regional colors: Pale Red and Yelow

Regional sport: Association Football

Most popular sport team: SLUC Nancy (Basketball, 2-times french champion)

Famous people from the region: Joan of Arc (Hundred Years War heroine)

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Région Lyonnais

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Name: Lyonnais

Demonym: Lyonnaisian

Under French Kingdom authority since 1313 (701 years ago).

Region of France since 1789.

Capital city: Lyon

Regional symbol: The white lion

Regional colors: Red White

Regional sport: Association Football

Most popular sport team: AS Saint-Etienne (A.Football, record 10-times french champion and finalist of the European Cup in the 70s)

Famous people from the region: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Early 20th century aviator and writer, author of the Little Prince)

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Région Maine

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Name: Maine

Demonym: Mainer

Note that this province gave its name to the US State of Maine !

Under French Kingdom authority since 1584 (430 years ago).

Region of France since 1789.

Capital city: Le Mans

Regional symbol: The horse

Regional colors: Dark Blue White

Regional sport: Car Racing

Most popular sport team: Le Mans SB (Basketball, 4-times french champions)

Famous people from the region: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (tennis player, ranked 10th worldwide as of August 2014)

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The horse has become a symbol of the region, ever since the first 24 Hours of Le Mans - the world's oldest sport car race - in 1923. The horse thus represents the horsepower of the cars.

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Limosine? Haha :P some really nice cleanups as usual. My favourite of the 4 is Lorraine.

One thing I've noticed are your flag sizes are all the same. Is there a rule in fance for the sizes of the flags?

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Limosine? Haha :P some really nice cleanups as usual. My favourite of the 4 is Lorraine.

One thing I've noticed are your flag sizes are all the same. Is there a rule in fance for the sizes of the flags?

Uh, you made me search for a correlation between the cars and the region.

mfw there is one :o

"The word limousine is derived from the name of the French region Limousin, because this covered compartment physically resembled the raised hood of the cloak worn by the shepherds there. An alternate etymology has the chauffeur wearing a Limousin-style cloak in the open driver's compartment, for protection from the weather.[6][7]"

To answer your question, I don't think there is a rule but the flags are pretty much always the same size. I wouldn't be able to tell, but I have yet to find a different shaped flag of a french region.

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Really enjoying learning about some of the French stuff i forgot from school.

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Région Montbéliard

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Name: Montbéliard

Demonym: Montbeliardian

Region of France since 1793. (4 years after the French Republic's birth ; 221 years ago)

Capital city: Montbéliard

Regional symbol: The deer (more specifically, deer horns)

Regional colors: Red Yellow

Regional sport: Association Football

Most popular sport team: FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (A. Football, 2-times french champion, FCSM is the french club with the most seasons in the top league, 57)

Famous people from the region: The whole Peugeot family, who built the automobile brand Peugeot.

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Région Mulhouse

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Name: Mulhouse

Regional language: Alsatian

Regional name: Mìlhüsa

Demonym: Montbeliardian

Region of France since 1798. (9 years after the French Republic's birth ; 216 years ago)

This region used to be a Republican City-State and is comprised of one single city-region.

Capital city: Mulhouse

Regional symbol: The watermill

Regional colors: Red White

Regional sport: Ice Hockey

Most popular sport team: Scorpions de Mulhouse (Ice Hockey, 1-time french champion)

Famous people from the region: - Albert Dreyfus (late 19th century artillery officer, famous for being the epicentre of one of the biggest political crisis in France as he was accused of treason and spying)

- David Cage (founder of the videogame editor Quantic Dream, head director of games such as Fahrenheit, Nomad Souls or Heavy Rain)

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Région Marche

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Name: Marche

Demonym: Marchese

Regional language: Occitan

Occitan name: Marcha

Under French Kingdom's authority since 1527 (487 years ago)

Region of France since 1789.

Capital city: Guerets

This region is significantly under-populated and rural. To give a picture, the capital Guerets has only 13 000 inhabitants !

Regional symbol: The white lion

Regional colors: Dark Blue Red

Regional sport: Rugby Union

Most popular sport team: no professionnal sport team

Famous people from the region: Thierry Ardisson (long-time french tv anchor, one of the most recognizable faces in french TV)

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Région Niçois

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Name: Niçois

English name: Nicois (soft 'c' as in 'nice')

Demonym: Nicoisian

Regional language: Occitan

Occitan name: Nissa

Region of France since 1860 (71 years after French Republic's birth ; 154 years ago)

This is France's youngest region alongside Savoy when it comes to newly acquired territories.

Capital city: Nice

Regional symbol: The Eaglet

Regional colors: Black Red Blue

Regional sport: Association Football

Most popular sport team: OGC Nice (A.Football, 4-times french champion)

Famous people from the region: Surya Bonaly (former figure skater, 3-times olympic silver medalists and 5-times european champion)

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I've been really busy this past month, couldn't get around photoshop much. So I've decided to cut this series short. I will provide the remaining regions with only IDs and plates, without all the info.

Searching for these was the biggest part of this work and since it's not really followed, might as well finish it once and for all. Which is understandable, given the centralized aspect of this series.

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I enjoyed this series so it's a shame to see it cut short. But I understand. There is a small demographic that would know anything about France let alone this specific type of design - hell, the License Plates are a long shot too, I think my persistent posting is all that's keeping it relevant.

Your work was clean and consistent so there wasn't much to say other than "great job". It was one of those threads where you just watch because nothing needs to really be said, all the work is great.

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Limosine? Haha :P some really nice cleanups as usual. My favourite of the 4 is Lorraine.

One thing I've noticed are your flag sizes are all the same. Is there a rule in fance for the sizes of the flags?

Uh, you made me search for a correlation between the cars and the region.

mfw there is one :o

"The word limousine is derived from the name of the French region Limousin, because this covered compartment physically resembled the raised hood of the cloak worn by the shepherds there. An alternate etymology has the chauffeur wearing a Limousin-style cloak in the open driver's compartment, for protection from the weather.[6][7]"

When I think of black Limos... I think of these guys...

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Naoned Pride

I am sorry for not responding to your thread when I first saw it, but I did quite enjoy and appreciate your series and found it quite interesting, and your work excellent.

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