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Napoleon Bonaparte had Corsican nationalist sympathies as a young cadet at the Military College of Brienne near Paris.




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Macron’s first visit to the island as French president marks the twentieth anniversary since the assassination of French Prefect Claude Erignac, who was shot dead 20 years ago by a pro-independence activist Yvan Colonna. As a tribute, the president attended a ceremony honoring the slain politician before holding talks with nationalist leaders, Gilles Simeoni and Jean-Guy Talamoni.

“Corsica, a proud and dignified land, has been sullied by this crime,” Macron said. “What took place here on February 6, 1998 can’t be justified, can’t be pleaded, can’t be explained. A man was killed because he served the Republic.”

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France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.