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Which British-French passenger jet, first flown in 1969, could reach speeds of Mach 2.04?
Which war was a long struggle between England and France over succession to the French throne?
Which region of France was the location of the D-Day landings in WWII?
Which future French President led the French resistance during WWII?
Which French emperor led many successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars?
Who was the last king of France’s Ancien Régime, who was guillotined during the French Revolution? (incl. regnal number)
What prison is famous for having been stormed during the French Revolution?
Which French WWI general and Prime Minister collaborated with the Nazis in WWII, leading to his being sentenced to death, which was later reduced to life imprisonment?
Which famous engineer orchestrated the building of a tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris for the 1889 World’s Fair?
Which French philosopher is famous for his 'Cogito, ergo sum' argument, as well as his development of analytical geometry?
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Which French saint, known as 'The Maid of Orléans,' led the French to victory at Orléans?
What was the nom de plume of French Enlightenment thinker François-Marie Arouet, who wrote 'Candide, or Optimism'?
Which war, fought from 1756-63, was the first to span five continents, and involved every major European power of the time?
What was the name of the region that France sold to the United States, the last of France's major North American possessions?
Which current-day country did France send 20,000 troops to in order to quell an uprising led by Toussaint Louverture?
Which building was the main residence of French kings from 1546 to 1682?
Which Jewish officer was falsely convicted of treason, after a cover up by the military?
Which Polish-French scientist is famous for discovering radium and polonium?
Which French physician is famous for a collection of 942 quatrains predicting future events?
Which French scientist invented a technique to stop bacterial contamination in milk, a process now named after him?

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