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in France, the State-Chruch link was most decisively broken because the big political battle of the 19th century was that of democrats (called républicains) vs the royalists, and the church was 100% on the side of the reactionary/royalists. So when democracy prevailed decisively in the last 19th century, the church was seriously taken down, and there is a 1905 law that formalises that explicitly.

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 5th, 2012 at 06:04:24 AM EST

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