Can we consider France a Germanic country?

Feb 2015
111
south Slavic guy
#1
I think it could if we dismiss the new wave of recent immigration from Africa.

France had much more Germanic traits in the past.

It changed its demographics and is already on the decline. By projections in only a decade or two it could be a borderline top 20 economy, surpassed even by central-African countries.
 
Apr 2017
647
Lemuria
#4
They are at the core a Gallic/Celtic people with significant Germanic input in the North especially the Eastern part as well as Roman in the South. At the core they are Celts. The Germans also were quite significantly Celtic until they adopted their conquerors language. Eastern France and Western Germany are literally genetically almost the same people with different languages. They are probably more similar to each other than some people in different regions of their respective country. Northern France, the Benelux, Western Germany and South of England can roughly be classified as Western Europeans on a genetic chart. They are also some of the most powerful, innovative people in human history.
 
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Feb 2014
103
Australia
#7
Olleus,

One may infer from the OP, bit strictly speaking there was no specific judgement made about recent immigration, only the idea of not taking it into account.
As to the OP, despite its names origin, France is largely Gallic not Germanic.
 
Oct 2013
13,152
Europix
#10
Olleus,

One may infer from the OP, bit strictly speaking there was no specific judgement made about recent immigration, only the idea of not taking it into account. ...
Why mention it, in the first place?
... As to the OP, despite its names origin, France is largely Gallic not Germanic.
The region occupied by today's France was deeply latinised, not just linguisticaly but culturally too. Almost 2,000 years ago. And it remained latinised ever since.

Saying France is "largely Celtic" or " largely Germanic" is like saying Italy is "largely Etruscan" or "largely Longobard". Or that Bulgaria is "largely Thracian" or "largely Cuman".

A bit absurd.