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

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keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2541 Posts
Saturday, December 04, 2010 8:59:44 PM
france was a boss at one point (napoleon!) and fuct all the beotches. i have no affiliation with france or french people.

meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Monday, November 29, 2010 9:28:16 AM
The french will always be french.

hatface
Male, 18-29, Europe
 614 Posts
Monday, November 29, 2010 4:57:34 AM
@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

hatface
Male, 18-29, Europe
 614 Posts
Monday, November 29, 2010 4:26:02 AM
@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.

Vanadil
Male, 18-29, Europe
 149 Posts
Monday, November 29, 2010 3:39:59 AM
"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.

ROK9
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1838 Posts
Sunday, November 28, 2010 11:30:57 PM
LOLZ

dart3rocks
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 35 Posts
Sunday, November 28, 2010 10:12:26 PM
@ hatface too bad they get scared at disney's fireworks XP

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11050 Posts
Sunday, November 28, 2010 5:19:23 PM
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?

hatface
Male, 18-29, Europe
 614 Posts
Sunday, November 28, 2010 5:37:07 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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11050 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 6:26:18 PM
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.



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.

hatface
Male, 18-29, Europe
 614 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 1:23:34 PM
@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.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10210 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 1:15:02 PM
FAKE

ruthless1990
Female, 18-29, Europe
 3016 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 1:13:25 PM
laugh out loud funny!

SPrinkZ
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2230 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 1:10:34 PM
"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.

SPrinkZ
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2230 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 1:08:44 PM
"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.

whyme73
Male, 18-29, Western US
 468 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 1:00:34 PM
@olly thats hilarious.

IshiiDaFishy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 774 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 12:36:00 PM
"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.

hatface
Male, 18-29, Europe
 614 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 12:20:35 PM
The french are the most successful military power in history. You can look that up if you want.

Nidonemo
Male, 18-29, Western US
 9216 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 12:11:22 PM
"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.

soulmate
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 12:00:11 PM
@ 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.

ollylimpfish
Male, 30-39, Europe
 174 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:40:41 AM
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

K3vin
Male, 18-29, Canada
 487 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 10:55:24 AM
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.

CmdrBittles
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1182 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 9:34:34 AM
Roflcopter!

maniacalg
Male, 40-49, Western US
 91 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 9:23:25 AM
They're never gonna live that down, are they? They hate us anyway so, rock on!!

chimmeychang
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 679 Posts
Saturday, November 27, 2010 9:02:25 AM
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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