I do not wish to pull the other topic 'off topic'.Gaidheal wrote:Just as an aside, you do realize that the French are militarily the most successful European (and we can count the states in there, too, who after all owe their nation to French military might) nation? England / Britain is number two slot, for all the endless bragging that goes on here.
Nonsense about French running away gets old, especially from people who wouldn't have their nation without them.
I agree with the French jokes getting old.
... But by what measure do you claim French military success?
Hitler conquered more than Napoleon, so that suggests German supremacy.
Ancient Rome (and the Pax Romana) argues for Italy.
The sun never set on the British Empire, which was quite a feat.
I’m not trolling for a heated debate, I was just curious what criteria you used to conclude ‘success’.