Alsace - Alsace FR 139 Some facts Region with two...

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    Alsace FR 139
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    Some facts Region with two  departments Haut-Rhin (68) Bas-Rhin (67) Main cities Strasbourg (capital) Colmar Mulhouse Boarders Germany,  Switzerland
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    Facts (cont’d) Releif: mountains to  the west (the Voges),  forest and plains going  east toward Rhine  River Seat of the European  Parliament*
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    History Lothaire I inherits are  between Charles the  Bald (“France”) and  Louis the Germanic  (“Germany”) Sermon of Strasboug After death of Lothaire  II, Charle and Louis  split his lands
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    History (cont’d) 8 centuries, a        part  of the Germanic  empires  13th century, power of  the “Bourgeoisie”, rise  of “independent” cities  (e.g. Strasbourg)
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    Hitsory (cont’d) 30 Years War (1621) Very destructive for the  area Complicated war Influence Religion Invlolved much of  central/eastern Europe 1648 Treaty of Westphalia Alsace joined to Kingdom  of France Certain cities remain  “independent” (Strasbourg)
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    History (cont’d) 30 Years War So devastated, Louis  XIV asks people to  move there Strasbourg annexed  1681
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    History (cont’d) Relative prosperity until  1870 Franco-Prussian War Moselle (Lorraine)  annexed by Prussian  empire
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    Lorraine crying on the  shoulder of Alsace  (Nancy)
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course FR 139 taught by Professor Eilderts,lukelav during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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