France is officially called the French Republic. It was first inhabited by Celtic Gauls, and the region was later conquered by the Roman Empire. France was a monarchy until 1789, after the French Revolution. It gave way to a series of Republics, ending in the current French Republic. France has an area of 640,679 sq km, a population of 66.6 million, and a very high HDI of 0.893.
The French Foreign Legion is a military organization of France, which accepts members from all nationalities with no background checks.