"I like France."
Translation:J'aime la France.
Because in french you can't say "j'aime France" you have to put the "la". Is you don't it wont make any sense in your sentence
Why does the male speaker say "France-uh" (i.e., pronounces the terminal "e") but the female one does not?
I believe the male voice represents what the French southern accent sounds like. Just like we have Americans with a southern accent.
When you state the name of the country you need the article le, la or l'. La France, l'Egypt. If the noun starts with a vowel, you replace the le or la with l'. Also the United States is les Ètas Unis.
Both are grammatically correct, but J'aime la France = I like France and J'adore la France = I love France.