US states are reopening for business amid warnings the death toll could surge. Latest research estimates 135,000 Americans could die from the virus by early August, nearly double the projections made last month. The US economy is struggling, with around 30 million filing for unemployment, and the country on the brink of the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
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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.