Statistics for occurrence #1 of “France” in chapter 1 of George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition.:

... to his confessors, he never strayed beyond the established paths in politics and religion. Yet the light that shone in his time penetrated even his palace: externally, he followed the direction of France ; at home, the mildness of his nature, and some good sense, and even his timidity, made him listen to the counsels of the most liberal of his ministers; so that in Spain also criminal law was softened...
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France (France) 17,744 82 0 0 0 user votes
France (Idaho, United States) 0 0 0 0 0 user votes

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