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The Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, was formed in 1958 and remains today.Algeria and nearly all the other colonies became independent in the 1960s and typically retained close economic and military connections with France.France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, and was one of the Allied Powers in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940.Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and later dissolved in the course of the Algerian War.France emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages following its victory in the Hundred Years' War (1337 to 1453).During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a global colonial empire was established, which by the 20th century would be the second largest in the world.
It hosts Europe's third-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and leads the world in tourism, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.Simultaneously, Celtic Britons, fleeing the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain, settled the western part of Armorica.As a result, the Armorican peninsula was renamed Brittany, Celtic culture was revived and independent petty kingdoms arose in this region.Around 125 BC, the south of Gaul was conquered by the Romans, who called this region Provincia Nostra ("Our Province"), which over time evolved into the name Provence in French.
These cities were built in traditional Roman style, with a forum, a theatre, a circus, an amphitheatre and thermal baths.
During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people.