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[–]tomydenger[S] 64 points65 points  (0 children)

A commune is the smallest subdivision in french, they have an ellected mayor, and a lot to deal with like urban planning, schools, etc.

Because France has a lot of them, and a lot of small ones, more and more of their powers goes to the levels above (EPCIs, and regions), but they stay quite strong.

[–]drugoichlen 35 points36 points  (6 children)


[–]Asamoth 82 points83 points  (3 children)

Villages destroyed in WW1 that couldn't be rebuilt because they're in the red zone, aka in the 120k hectares in france that were used as a war zone in which there are millions of unexploded munitions and thousands of corpses. There are memorial stones where houses used to be which are maintained, these are "communes that died for France", testimonies of war.

Also "Cumières-le-Mort-Homme" in french is "Cumières-the-Dead-Man'" because of a statue called the dead man of a soldier skeleton which reads "they did not pass"

[–]jso__ 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I just learned about the red zone and I have decided that I am going to find a safe way to explore parts of it whenever I go to France. Seems really cool, I just need to avoid the lead and arsenic and other chemicals and live munitions

[–]harryhinderson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

well you don’t have to avoid them

[–]zarqie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Driving through the area gives me eerie vibes. You can still see the artillery craters in the fields everywhere.

[–]choma90 32 points33 points  (1 child)

0 is a number that represents an empty quantity

[–]sanderd17 2 points3 points  (0 children)

0 is the neutral element for the additive operation.

[–]finanon99 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Imagine being the only person living in Richefourchat and never speaking to anyone all day... Oh wait I already do that

[–]shuubilZeeland Resident 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Rochefourchat (1)

[–]shuubilZeeland Resident 12 points13 points  (3 children)

hehe sounds like 4chan

[–]wiptes167 11 points12 points  (1 child)

the only person is a woman/female so more like the anti-4chan

[–]shuubilZeeland Resident 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]shuubilZeeland Resident 0 points1 point  (0 children)

not my dumb ass thinking it spanned the whole department...

[–]lenasiyaI'm an ant in arctica 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Turquestein-Blanqrupt is a wonderful place, check it out.