Zzyzx11 (Talk) 20:29, (UTC) But the Allied Forces' victory over Japan is already in this day's template as an event. However, territorial disputes amongst these neighbours meant that tensions remained uneasy in a region of weaker states. The Middle Ages are considered to have ended in France in the reign of François I (1515-1547 who brought Renaissance culture (such as Da Vinci and 'La Joconde from Italy into France. In 1981, François Mitterrand became the first socialist, or left-wing president of the Fifth Republic, and expanded social welfare systems during his term as president. Triumphs for France in this period known as the 'Belle Époque however included the gifting of the Statue of Liberty to the United States; and the completion of the Eiffel Tower, tallest manmade structure in the world until the completion of the Chrysler Building four. Even as the winter of 1939 ended with Poland occupied by the Germans and Soviets, and German troops occupied Denmark and Norway the following spring, the Allies did little to react. However upon his 1824 death, his brother, Charles X (1824-1830) came to the throne with a far more reactionary attitude, interfering with legislative decisions and being more absolutist than his brother had been. Yvesnimmo ( talk ) 12:05, (UTC) Ok, since 3 holidays are allowed per day, which ones should I add and which ones should I remove? The French reserves were called up; but once again French commanders put their efforts into fighting the last war. Meanwhile, the Russians, who had suffered far worse casualties, had revolutions of their own in February and October, the former toppling the Tsarist regime, and the latter resulting in Bolshevik takeover of the Provisional Government, and eventually Bolshevik Russia leaving the war to fight.