How Did France`s Respond To N. Korea`s Bombing?

Submitted by: RfG 6 years ago

They did exactly what you"d think they would do...
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Male 2,592
france was a boss at one point (napoleon!) and fuct all the beotches. i have no affiliation with france or french people.
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Male 6,694
The french will always be french.
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Male 605
@Angilion
Yes, but your getting mixed up. Military success does not necessarily mean a large empire. Of course, it does have an effect, but I assume that the British invested more time and resources into exploring and discovering new lands. If France had attempted to take all of the land off the Brits had claimed, and lost, then they probably would not be the most successful.
The point is, I`m going by the numbers. By the losses and the wins in the battle, and by the NUMBER of battles, France comes out in top. According to Historian Niall Ferguson, out of the 125 major European wars, the French have participated in 50, more than Austria (47) and England (43).
They have a nice average too, out of 168 battles fought (since 387B.C.), they have won 109, lost 49, drawn ten.
But no, the Mongols don`t technically enter the period of history historians define as European history, as their empire spanned the 13th and 14th centuries, while the wars counted in European history
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Male 605
@Vanadil
Well, we all have to get our facts from somewhere, is QI not a reliable source? I`m not claiming this is my own research. I`ve also read Niall Ferguson`s work, if that helps.

Either way QI book of Ignorance volume 2, Best book I`ve ever owned.
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Male 151
"Sunday, November 28, 2010 5:37:06 AM
@Angilion
Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you.
France has the best military record in Europe. The French have fought twice as many military campaigns than any other European nation, and won twice as many battles as they have lost.
Us Brits (I`m british FYI), Liked to pride ourselves as the superior power at sea, but only because we knew we couldn`t win a war on the European continent. The French army has, for most of history, been the largest, best equipped and the most strategically innovative in Europe.
I see now how important the `in EUROPEAN history` part was. My bad."


Yeah grats mate we all watch QI.
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Male 1,834
LOLZ
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Male 36
@ hatface too bad they get scared at disney`s fireworks XP
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Male 12,365
And the British empire was much larger than the French empire. It`s a debateable point which was more successful militarily. Yes, it`s true that France had more military power in France than Britain could move into France from Britain in the days of wooden boats, but that`s hardly conclusive.

What about the other countries in EUROPEAN history that I mentioned?
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Male 605
@Angilion
Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you.
France has the best military record in Europe. The French have fought twice as many military campaigns than any other European nation, and won twice as many battles as they have lost.
Us Brits (I`m british FYI), Liked to pride ourselves as the superior power at sea, but only because we knew we couldn`t win a war on the European continent. The French army has, for most of history, been the largest, best equipped and the most strategically innovative in Europe.
I see now how important the `in EUROPEAN history` part was. My bad.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Sorry, thats my fault. Either I genuinely got this wrong, or I`m covering my tracks, They`re are the most successful military power in EUROPEAN history.
Derp :/
I need to remember my facts better.[/quote]

Still rather dubious. You`d rank them above Macedonia and Greece under Alexander the Great? Above Rome? The British Empire? Charlemagne the Great?

OK, Charlemagne was sort of French, since he was king of the Franks and France is named after them.

The point could be stretched to the Mongols, as they entered European history. Nowhere to the largest ever recorded contiguous land empire in a couple of generations, all by military power.
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Male 605
@SPinkZ
Sorry, thats my fault. Either I genuinely got this wrong, or I`m covering my tracks, They`re are the most successful military power in EUROPEAN history.
Derp :/
I need to remember my facts better.
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Male 10,845
FAKE
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Female 3,001
laugh out loud funny!
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Male 2,290
"Feuyaer, you think a joke about stereotypes is equal to 9/11? I think this is perfectly fine considering every five seconds I see a fat joke about the USA on IAB.

Also, if you are trying to compare the N. Korea bombing to 9/11, fat chance. 9/11 Casualties were in the thousands. This bombing`s casualties? Two. Two people died."

Just have to disagree with you there. It`s been said that one death is a tragedy, and a thousand is a statistic. There is no way to quantify the two lives lost, or the two thousand. Both are not good to make fun of.
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Male 2,290
"The french are the most successful military power in history. You can look that up if you want."

No. Just no.

Rome. The Mongols. The Huns. The Visigoths. The Moors. The Chinese. etc. etc. etc. etc.

I`ll give you Charlemagne (and his grandfather) and Napoleon, and hell I`ll even throw in William the Conqueror, but no, just still no.
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Male 469
@olly thats hilarious.
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Male 773
"Okay, if you guys think this is funny, then surely I can make 9/11 and dead soldier jokes? Right? Because militaries and their ancient blunders are fun stuff, right?"

Are you saying it`s wrong to make fun of 9/11? No wonder I havent gotten laid in forever.
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Male 605
The french are the most successful military power in history. You can look that up if you want.
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Male 9,306
"Okay, if you guys think this is funny, then surely I can make 9/11 and dead soldier jokes? Right? Because militaries and their ancient blunders are fun stuff, right?"

Anyone can do anything they want to do, whenever they want to do it. Whether they will be met with positive or negative reactions depends on the action.
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Male 3
@ chimmeychang They can be a beacon of culture and forward thinking as long as the USA and Britain are there to defend them when the hitlers come calling.... Frace`s landscape is dotted with US and British cemeteries as we have come to defend them when they couldnt defend themselves... seems ironic.
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Male 177
i loved the fact that a couple of years ago you could type french victories into google and the it suggested do you mean french defeats
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Male 487
you`re right chimmey chang... They are not cowards. They just tend to be at war with their own government instead of the rest of the world.
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Female 1,172
Roflcopter!
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Male 92
They`re never gonna live that down, are they? They hate us anyway so, rock on!!
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Male 684
Wow, the French really have a bad reputation... according to the interwebz they couldn`t win a fight with a starving orphan. For the most part war is the epitome of ignorance. I cant blame the French for thinking that art and science and enjoying life are more important than always being prepared for war. I do not believe for a second that the french are cowards, no more than anyone else. Go on with your bad self France, continue being a beacon of culture and forward thinking in this world...Vive la France!
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Male 15,832
PierreJeanFR, is preparing to greet his new North Korean overlords with a family-sized tube of KY Jelly.
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Male 1,378
did they really?
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Male 705
France probably thought,
"Guys, North Korea is getting stronger. Better surrender to them to be on the safe side."
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Male 886
I thought this was going to be Sarkozy dry humping his trophy wife on the floor of the UN.
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Female 143
This I would like to see! : D
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Female 448
Feuyaer, you think a joke about stereotypes is equal to 9/11? I think this is perfectly fine considering every five seconds I see a fat joke about the USA on IAB.

Also, if you are trying to compare the N. Korea bombing to 9/11, fat chance. 9/11 Casualties were in the thousands. This bombing`s casualties? Two. Two people died.
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Male 575
Come`on France ... don`t be sad! You guys still rock! :)
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Male 3,076
@PierreJeanFR dude chill we are in the top five most powerful country with the USA China Russia so we can take a joke or two, we still got the best anthem of them all 8-)
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Male 4,680
@Feuyaer- You can on the internet!
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Male 1,360
France says ALLEZ VOUS FAIRE ENCULER BANDE DE PEDES!
so much for helping you win against the british
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Female 83
feuyaer, how amazing that you feel a random political JOKE on iambored gives you license to make a comparison to 9/11. and i`ll even indulge you and ask, even IF france did SURRENDER, what does that have to do with 9/11? or maybe you alluded to 9/11 in a completely irrelevant manner because you`re attention seeking.
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Male 2,441
heh..
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Male 56
Okay, if you guys think this is funny, then surely I can make 9/11 and dead soldier jokes? Right? Because militaries and their ancient blunders are fun stuff, right?
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Male 2,422
@Angilion: Great link man.
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Male 138
I hope so kougaiji!
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Male 604
the gov`t surrenders is a trick. its people will riot at the drop of a pin and form an underground resistance movement like no other.
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Male 12,365
[quote">But I am le tired[/quote">

Albinoblacksheep!

I am le tired
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Male 135
FRENCH WIN
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Male 313
I think France gets a bum rap much of the time. I like the country and appreciate their being an ally.

I don`t always agree with them, but they do show up at least.
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Male 1,744
awesome
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Male 322
AmberCherry,
thank you, reading your comment with a french
accent made me laugh for longer than it should have.
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Female 1,515
The French are lovers not fighters
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Female 98
But I am le tired
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Male 2,033
Heh.

France.

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Male 1,598
Owned
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Male 2,422
France got its ass handed to it by Prussia in 1870 and the war was over in less than a year, would have lost in 1914 if Great Britain hadn`t saved it, and let the Nazis annex half their country in 1940 with the vast majority of the French quite content to live with the Vichy regime who almost went to war against Great Britain when they sunk the French fleet. The glorious legacy of Napoleon doesn`t matter because it was so long ago (besides, he lost and got himself a tiny island for his trouble). The fact is that France in the the century and a half has amply earned its reputation for weakness. At least when Germany and Russia went down they put up a fight. That`s not to say individual Frenchmen lack pluck, but the polity has been a weak one compared to its neighbors throughout most of its recent history.
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Male 58
Its not a matter of can we depend on France, its a matter of how long till France gets invaded.
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Female 494
Hahaha!
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Male 167
aha france is funny
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Male 422
@DuckBoy87
I`ll trade for a genuine French flag. It looks strangely similar to a white bed sheet.
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Male 2,056
HA! the french =D
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Male 315
Ha, so true.
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Male 3,412
I have a WWII French rifle for sale, it has never been fired but has been dropped several times!
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Male 7,585
HA!
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Male 36,344
France Surrenders!
Even 70 years later, it NEVER gets old! LOLZ!!@!
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Male 128
Yup, nothing like getting your ass handed to you in two world wars to ruin a nation`s reputation
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Male 12,365
Until recently, France had a reputation for being a warlike nation. With good reason, as France has been in more wars than almost any other country.

It`s strange how quickly the complete reversal of reputation has occured, and all down to one surrender that was forced on them by the Nazis, which was in turn caused by a political failure rather than a military one (over-reliance on the Maginot line).

Even after the surrender, many French soldiers bugged out to Britain and carried on fighting from there and many French soldiers and civilians fought from within the wilder areas of France, supplied from Britain and often trained by British special forces soldiers who`d infiltrated Nazi-occupied France.

The idea of France as a nation of "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" is just propaganda.
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Male 155
God I`m bored of France surrendering jokes
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Male 25,416
Ha ha ha Lolz, france!
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Male 541
Haha!
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Male 564
i laughed
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Male 1,184
France never surrendered, and hated surrendering, before nuclear warfare.
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Male 136
after being to the effeil tower in reality, this doesn`t look quite right...

none the less, France doesn`t always surrender. just look at Napoleon
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Male 15,510
Another reason for Americans to love them
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Male 155
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