4. In OTL, the historic University of Louvain--dating back to the Middle Ages and fully as important as any other European university--was razed by German invaders in retaliation for supposed partisan attacks in 1914; the university was rebuilt and its archive restored, but it was destroyed again in 1940. In the 1960's, university was divided on linguistic lines, into the University of Leuven at its old site in Flemish-speaking Belgium, and of the University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Francophone Belgium. None of these calamities occured to the University of Louvain in FAN.
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