I was thinking about Neustria keeping Germanic-speaking during middle ages and until today. So I thought "what if Lower Frankish has been established in OTL northern France during the centuries?" and I came up with this:
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Paris is not Pari(j)s here, the name of Neustria's capital is Lutijs.
OTL eastern Netherlands are part of Germany in this mini-TL.
Maybe not the most super-realistic idea, but I hope you like it anyway.
Ah, and yes: Occitania (Oxitania here) is independent, since the 14th century.
Hey @The Professor it's Francrice!
This is pretty awesome, I too have long pondered what a truly Frankish northern Gaul might look like (of course there's the issue of all those Gallo-Romans being there already, but hey people switching "national identity" was more common back then, just gotta take that pesky "Roman prestige" out back and bash it over the head or something).
I wonder what would become of the rest of !Benelux....Frisians, maybe? I know you said it's part of Germany, but I wonder if Germany itself wouldn't be quite different either, especially if there's a more robust Saxon population (maybe due to all the Franks surely heading west?). Idk, just spitballing.