I just wanted to add some infos about the capital of France through ages (and maybe how it can help choosing an alt leader): I won't list all the technical capitals of France here, just some "important" ones. Before anything, remember that during the middle ages and the renaissance, the king and his court was mobile, and the capital moved with him. In France, the kings particularly loved to go in castles of the Loire. Now with the capitals: Tournai, capital of the Franks - including Clovis. I'm not fond of that guy, especially since he didn't really lead France, but it's true that he could have an different city list quite easily, with Tournai, Soissons etc. Aix-la-Chapelle, capital of Charlemagne. I don't think I really need to explain here, even if again it's not really a leader of France. But I'm sure it would please a lot of people to have him in the game. Tours, capital of the Renaissance - technically it was the capital of Henri IV for several years. But probably too close to Catherine de Medicis. (btw, it would be nice if people stopped saying "she is Italian so cannot be french" - the european nobility has always favoured exogeny. Catherine de Medicis spoke french and ruled france with the french. It's even worse for Napoléon. If you think the nation state is the only possible kind of country then you need to go back to school. France is made of various ethnicities since it was born - and even before that. Similar thing for Ptolematic Egypt. No matter what you think, it's a fact that a greek dynasty living in egypt for centuries deserves to be called egyptian. Heck, Cleopatra's family has lived in Egypt longer than most "American" families have lived in the US. Are you really willing to calculate whether each ruler was ethnically pure enough so they can rule? Personally I open a history book, I think that a ruler ruled over a country, that's enough for me. Please stop with your crypto-racism.) Louis XIV and Versailles, of course. It's the obvious pick. Adolphe Thiers in Versailles. He is the big unknown guy of the french 19th century. He's basically responsible (not alone, but still) of every political regime in France after the failed Restauration in 1830, and was in power at several times between 1830 and his death in 1877. If the devs want to introduce another relatively unknown french leader, I think he's a good choice, and as a president, he also ruled from Versailles. And it's wouldn't be a bad thing to have someone else from the 19th century than the proto-Hitler Napoléon. I'm tired to see my country represented by someone who's nothing else but a barbarian parenthesis in our history.