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(2012 Jul 04 22:13)Argywyr Wrote:  The last I've checked, it was one of the least spoken Celtic languages (though I could be wrong).

50-60 years ago it was the most spoken Celtic language. Now the good thing is that the young generation is more aware of the loss in comparison to the old generation who is ashamed of this identity. Still that we need a serious linguistic policy who will not happen with the current government.
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Quote:What the future map of France could look like

Ever since the French PM announced plans to redraw the map of France by January 1 2017 by drastically cutting the number of regions the media’s favourite sport has been trying to draw up what the country will look like in the future. The answer surely lies within this article.

Ever since Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced a plan to cut the number of French regions in half the French press have had their pencils and colouring pens out desperately trying to come up a new map of France.

Whether its exapanding Brittany, merging the two Normandies, extending Grand Paris or creating one big Mediterranean Arc, every option under the sun appears to have been explored.

Here's the attempt from Le Figaro:

[Image: 1397232764_map.regions.lefigaro.jpg]

And here's the future map of France put together by Slate.fr's expert geographer.

[Image: 1397232918_map.regions.slate..jpg]

The prize for the most effort must go to Liberation newspaper which looked at various possibilities of how France could be divided up in the future. Their first one is based on creating 11 French regions of equal size.

[Image: 1397233044_cartes.map.liberation.jpg]

And this one is France divided equally in terms of population.

[Image: 1397245001-1397233151-cartes-map-regions...ration.jpg]

And here's France divided into regions based on its regional languages. [I don't even want to explain this bullshit]

[Image: 1397245001-1397233205-maps-regions-regio...ration.jpg]

As you can see quite a bit of has gone into looking into the future. But by Friday all those drawings and redesigns of maps were redundant when the Challenges.fr website claimed to have got its hands on the top secret map, that the government have been working on. It features 12 regions and "is on Manuel Valls desk", Challenges.fr writes.

"The aimis to create comparable regions in terms of population and wealth, without 'butchering' existing entities," a source close to the issue told Challenges.

Whereas Île-de-France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Corsica will remain in tact, there will be five fusions: Burgundy and Franche-Comté, Picardie and Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Lover Normandy and Upper Normandy, Languedoc-Rousollon and Midi-Pyrénées and the Auvergne with Rhône-Alpes. Then Alsace, Lorraine and Champagne-Ardennes will come together to form one region as will Poitou-Charentes, l’Aquitaine and Limousin. The current Pays-de-la-Loire will be divided up and see and an extended Brittany.

So here it is. The future map of France. What do you think?

[Image: 1397233876_map.France.challenges.jpg]

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They also want to abolish artificial departments later. It's good news for us but I feel sad for the Alsacian, Savoisiens, Basques, etc.
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(2014 Apr 11 21:17)Erwann Wrote:  They also want to abolish artificial departments later. It's good news for us but I feel sad for the Alsacian, Savoisiens, Basques, etc.

La République Maçonnique keeps treating the country as areas where random citizens live.

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2014 Apr 11 22:24
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I'm most interested in NW France retaining its distinct regions, this is after all the France that invaded us, it creates a strange admiration for NW France.

Quote:Here's the attempt from Le Figaro:

[Image: 1397232764_map.regions.lefigaro.jpg]

That's just awful, it's almost as bad as England's regions (NW, SE, West Midlands - what the hell are they? Only Yorkshire or East Anglia are actually meaningful regions). It also cuts Normandy in half, again, but this time there are no Normandies instead of two.

Quote:And here's the future map of France put together by Slate.fr's expert geographer.

[Image: 1397232918_map.regions.slate..jpg]

A bit better. It almost looks like the Paris Basin region is a union of the Oil Language area, with Nord being lands robbed from the Flemish (AKA Dutch), but Brittany getting Nantes back.
South west looks a lot like Aquitaine / Gascony when it was part of the Angevin Empire.

Quote:The prize for the most effort must go to Liberation newspaper which looked at various possibilities of how France could be divided up in the future. Their first one is based on creating 11 French regions of equal size.

[Image: 1397233044_cartes.map.liberation.jpg]

Grand Normandy looks nice, I like the idea of Anjou and Maine being part of it. Manche-Atlantique is daft in the south east though, and "Manche Atlantique" is a pretty disgraceful attempt to crush the name 'Brittany', probably along with its identity. Plus they got the name wrong, it should be 'Bras de mer Anglais-Atlantique' or 'Channel Anglais-Atlantique'.

Quote:And this one is France divided equally in terms of population.

[Image: 1397245001-1397233151-cartes-map-regions...ration.jpg]

Now Paris is robbing East Normandy.

Quote:And here's France divided into regions based on its regional languages. [I don't even want to explain this bullshit]

[Image: 1397245001-1397233205-maps-regions-regio...ration.jpg]

Breton-Angevin is Gallo?

Quote:As you can see quite a bit of has gone into looking into the future. But by Friday all those drawings and redesigns of maps were redundant when the Challenges.fr website claimed to have got its hands on the top secret map, that the government have been working on. It features 12 regions and "is on Manuel Valls desk", Challenges.fr writes.

"The aimis to create comparable regions in terms of population and wealth, without 'butchering' existing entities," a source close to the issue told Challenges.

Whereas Île-de-France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Corsica will remain in tact, there will be five fusions: Burgundy and Franche-Comté, Picardie and Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Lover Normandy and Upper Normandy, Languedoc-Rousollon and Midi-Pyrénées and the Auvergne with Rhône-Alpes. Then Alsace, Lorraine and Champagne-Ardennes will come together to form one region as will Poitou-Charentes, l’Aquitaine and Limousin. The current Pays-de-la-Loire will be divided up and see and an extended Brittany.

So here it is. The future map of France. What do you think?

[Image: 1397233876_map.France.challenges.jpg]
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Good to see Normandy and Brittany reunited, feel bad for Elsass.
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Quote:What will France's new regions look like?

In a long-awaited proposal to trim France’s notorious bureaucracy, President Francois Hollande unveiled on Tuesday a plan to cut the number of French regions by a third. But will the reform actually help a struggling France?

No one in France will tell you the country is lacking bureaucracy, but what to do about the abundance of paperwork and agencies is the problem.

After several months of mulling it over, Hollande revealed his plan to trim the number of administrative regions in France from the current 22 to 14. The plan redraws boundaries for the administrative units, which are responsible for things like high schools, trains and long-term planning, in an effort to save money by streamlining the government.

“The time had come to simplify and clarify so that we all know who decides and who pays for what and with what resources,” Hollande wrote in an opinion piece. “The time has come to offer better quality service and stop soliciting taxpayers, all while ensuring financial solidarity between places according to their levels of wealth.”

[Image: France_hollande_regions.jpg]

This is Hollande's map of the redrawn regional boundaries

It's unclear when the redrawn boundaries, if they make it past the French legislature, would take effect. Hollande is aiming for late 2015. But as it stands, the map is to include a combination of currently separate Poitou-Charentes, Centre and Limousin. Upper and lower Normandy would also come together as one region.

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I fail to see what's the goal of the current government. Nobody is satisfied, even in the region "Centre" where regionalism is unknow (core of the French identity).
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