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the kingdom of france was a medieval monarchy in western europe. it was one of the most powerful states in europe, its power was also colonial with possessions all over the world. the kingdom adopted a constitution in 1791. the kingdom was abolished in 1792 and restored in 1814.
the french empire was the empire of napoleon bonaparte of france. france was the dominant power in europe in the 19th century. napoleon's regime was the first empire, to be distinguished from the restorationist second empire ruled by napoleon's nephew napoleon iii.
the french colonial power were the oversees colonies, protectorates and mandate territories that came under french rule from the beginning of the 16th century. the first colonial empire lasted till 1814, the second came to its end after the decolonization around the year 1960.
the first french republic was founded on september 22, 1792, during the french revolution. there were many republics in the history of france. as of today, france as a state is a republic.