WGSS: Third French Republic
Emerging from the years of turmoil and violence during the French Revolution and Napoleon's reign, France is a growing but self-concerned nation with many issues. A focus on internal problems leads to France turning a blind eye to many of the events leading up to the first World War. However, fear of a German nation that was growing ever more powerful led France to establish strong alliances with both Russia and Great Britain that would define French foreign policy leading up to WW1. France will have a highly important role to play in attempting to ensure stability within both its own orders and throughout Europe against an expanding German threat.