France's Government

<p>Ive been studying for My AP Compartive tests and have got down most except france.</p>

<p>I was wondering if somebody can briefly answer/link me to a good source to write these short paragraphs on these questions.</p>

<p>1) What is the source of legitimacy of the French government? What makes the system stable?
2) How has politcal socialization affected the development of poltical parties in frances?</p>

<p>3) describe the structure and broad operation of the french national government. WHat major structural and operaional differences are there between the french and the british systems?</p>

<p>4) compare the stability of the french politcal system with that of the british. WHy has the french system demonstrated so much instability and suffered from a lack of legitimacy since the revolution?</p>

<p>5) evaluate this statement" "charles degualle was france's 3rd napoleon"</p>

<p>Haha... that's an oxymoron.</p>

<p>I'll answer the first question:</p>

<p>The stability and legitamacy of France's 5th Republic mainly comes from its ability to deal with the cleavages with the people. The riots in France in May of 1958 (about) were a key example of this because the government was able to solve this problem, something that the 3rd and certainly 4th could not handle.</p>


<p>We surrender, signed France.</p>

<p>HOw many frenchmen does it take to defend paris? </p>

<p>I don't know, it's never happened.</p>


<p>Why are there trees along the Champs-Elysees?</p>

<p>So the Germans can march in the shade.</p>

<p>There goes the Compartive Politics part of this thread...</p>

<p>Hey the Maginot line was a neat idea! Sure it was a terrible faliure, but you've got to give them credit for trying!</p>

<p>Of course..."HEY GUYS...i got a great idea...lets spend years building a huge line of forts over here...and just hope no one comes through that COUNTRY right there."</p>

<p>It's must have come off as pretty ironic to them... You leave a big hole in your defense line and that's where the enemy attacks! Could not have seen that coming in a million years!</p>

<p>Be nice to the French, how were they to know that the Germans would actually bother looking for a weakness in their plan. It's not like you're supposed to expect that when preparing for a war or anything.</p>

<p>Google "French military victories" and hit "I'm feeling lucky"</p>

<p>"HOw many frenchmen does it take to defend paris? </p>

<p>I don't know, it's never happened."</p>

<p>Yes, it has. </p>

<p>On a sidenote, Fracophobes make me puke.</p>

<p>Hey Mz...maybe you'll like these then:</p>

<p>Why don't they have fireworks at Euro Disney?</p>

<p>Because every time they shoot them off, the French try to surrender.</p>

<p>france is awesome!
Their rich culture
powerful and stable government
the people have no problems
perfect country.</p>

<p>Did you hear about the new French tanks?</p>

<p>They have 5 gears...4 in reverse, and one forward just in case they're attacked from behind!</p>

<p>Wait, was that some kind of poem?</p>


<p>wow this thread is absolutely hilarious</p>

<p>LOL even Google's in on it!!! :p</p>

<p>Actually all kidding aside there are many things in France I'd actually love to see. One of my dream vacations is to see the palace at Versailles.</p>

<p>nice should go there sometime....authentic french food isn't bad either...ppl are rude though...especially if they find out you're American and can't speak french</p>