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A French scientist, Dr Beaupre, has just startled France with a theory which is creating much interest in political and scientific circles. He predicts that France will ultimately disappear by dint of the "oentrifugal force of the elective affinities of sections of her people." Thus he asserts that the North will yet be a the British Empire, and the' South be distributed between Spain and Italy. The people of the North of France, Jie says, have vastly more in common with the English race than with the people of the 'Centre and South of France, and the people of the South in turn are in temperament more closely allied with the Spanish and the Italian thap with the Northern race. i<He does not give dates, but he insists that the forces of elective affinity at work will ultimately have their way, > ■ ■

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4, Evening Star, Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 Evening Star, Issue 8028, 3 October 1889