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RT published this video item, entitled “200 years after general’s death, a Napoleonic culture war rages in France” – below is their description.
As France pulls out all the stops to celebrate 200 years since Napoleon’s death, debate is raging about whether it’s high time to ‘cancel’ an emperor seen by many as a ‘genocidal tyrant to blame for the deaths of millions’ – his admirers, however, hail him as ‘the nation’s greatest ever hero.’
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In This Story: France
France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.