France is a powerful nation in the Western European region and is one of the most influential nations in the European Union. Being a highly developed nation, and offering an overtly luxurious life style, France is s poplar tourist destination and the dream land for many. This is the largest country in the European Union. France has a very strong economy and possesses one of the strongest military forces in the world. The pollution rate is less when compared to other countries as it primarily depends on nuclear energy. The government is a semi-presidential republic and the country is a permanent member in the United Nations Security Council.