FRENCH LOCALISM (COMMENT). I have posted several times about examples of how long it took for France to overcome localism and establish a national identity. When I posted on another example a few days ago, Dick Weisfelder pointed out “that kids in the same grade throughout France (and even the colonies) were getting exactly the same material in class at the same time.” And in other ways, France has been considered to have had a strong central government going back a long way. Regions did not go to war with each other. I think one reason that I post so often on examples of French localism is that they are so surprising to me.

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