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Don't talk about the "French part of France" in Alsace-Moselle. People there feel French, have fought to be French, and don't like it when it looks like they are being called traitors and inferior citizens as their Frenchness is somehow contested...

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 5th, 2012 at 06:00:52 AM EST
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I don't usually talk like that, but since I was specifically referring to the fact that they still have German laws, it seemed appropriate. If they feel so strongly about it, why don't they adopt French laws?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 5th, 2012 at 06:05:02 AM EST
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The best of two worlds.

After the first world war there demands of autonomy in alsace. French but different. They had a certain degree of autonomy in the late german period.

There was also this after the second world war:


Now that has abated because of the passage of time and the general decentralisation of France.

by IM on Wed Sep 5th, 2012 at 06:23:22 AM EST
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There is actually a wikipedia article on this:


by IM on Wed Sep 5th, 2012 at 06:26:56 AM EST
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Interesting that the main difference is that preserving the power of the church.

Now I can sit back and watch the rest of you add 500 comments....

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 5th, 2012 at 06:37:47 AM EST
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