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Dr. John Durand: A Huguenot Born 1664, La Rochelle, France
Dr. John Durand. A Huguenot Born 1664, La Rochelle, France. Durand, Samuel. Palo Alto, CA. (1965)

Durand, S. (1965). Dr. John Durand. A Huguenot Born 1664, La Rochelle, France. Palo Alto, CA: Unknown. From the Quintin Publications Collection.
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Genealogical Record of the LeVan Family. Descendants of Daniel LeVan and Marie Beau (Huguenots), natives of Picardy, France
Genealogical Record of the LeVan Family. Descendants of Daniel LeVan and Marie Beau (Huguenots), natives of Picardy, France?. Coon, Warren P. Newark, NJ. (1927)

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Background: Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a presidential democracy resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier parliamentary democracies. In recent years, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro, in January 1999. At present, France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy.

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History: In defining the French people, one must first distinguish between the legal sense of the term and the ethno-cultural sense. In a legal sense, the French people are the sovereign people of France, composed of all French citizens, regardless of ethnic origins or religious opinions. The French people therefore comprise all French citizens, including the French overseas departments and territories. Henceforth, members from any ethnic group can be included in the French people, as long as they have French nationality, whether by jus soli ("right of territory") or by naturalization. [from Wikipedia]

Population: total: 63,713,926
note: 60,876,136 in metropolitan France (July 2007 est.)

Age structure: 0-14 years: 18.6% (male 6,063,181/female 5,776,272)
15-64 years: 65.2% (male 20,798,889/female 20,763,283)
65 years and over: 16.2% (male 4,274,290/female 6,038,011) (2007 est.)

Religions: Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%
overseas departments: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, pagan

Nationality: noun: Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women)
adjective: French

Ethnic groups: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities
overseas departments: black, white, mulatto, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian

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