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Established by the French constitution of October 27, 1946, the French Union (French: Union Française) was a political entity created to replace the old French colonial system, the "French Empire" (Empire français). Lasting until 1958, it was replaced by the French Community. The current Constitution of France was adopted on October 4, 1958, and has been amended 17 times, most recently on March 28, 2003. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... -1... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The French Community was the political entity which replaced the French Union, which in turn was the descendant of the French Empire following the Second World War. ...


The French Union was modelled on the British Commonwealth. Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of independent sovereign states, most of which were once governed by the United Kingdom and are its former colonies. ...


The French Union included France, French overseas départements, territories, settlements, United Nations trusteeships, French colonies (which became overseas départements of France) and associate states (protectorates) which became autonomous. The states of French Indochina withdrew from the union in 1954, and Morocco and Tunisia gained their independence in 1956. The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... This article refers to a colony in politics and history. ... French Indochina was a federation of French colonies and protectorates in Southeast Asia, part of the French colonial empire. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Union for French Democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (379 words)
The Union for French Democracy, also known by its French acronym UDF (Union pour la Démocratie Française), is a French center-right political party.
It may be compared to the Christian-Democratic Union of Germany in terms of its Christian democrat policies.
While a partner in the Raffarin cabinet, the UDF sometimes criticized the policies of the French government, yet did not wish to quit the majority coalition and enter the opposition, which is mostly left-wing.
French Union: Information From Answers.com (251 words)
French Union, 1946–58, political entity established by the French constitution of 1946.
Established by the French constitution of October 27, 1946, the French Union (French: Union Française) was a political entity created to replace the old French colonial system, the "French Empire" (Empire français).
The states of French Indochina withdrew from the union in 1954, and Morocco and Tunisia gained their independence in 1956.
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