As Corsica Slides Near Catastrophe...Paris Pins Its Hopes On A Plan

The of the beach, passing by the turquoise sea on the left and green mountains on the right. Further inland, vegetation changes from scrub to chestnut and pine forests. But the nearly pristine wilderness is not the result of wise environmental policy. Rather, it's the by-product of a bitter 20-year fight for autonomy that has sparked 8,400 terrorist acts, mostly bombings, by separatists--and has kept the island free from the concrete jungle that has overgrown the French Riviera.

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