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Sad, Sad, but Funny France

 
 
Lightwizard
 
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Reply Sun 25 Apr, 2004 05:01 pm
Again, countries have to take the flack for what their leaders do in any certain era of history. Let's go back in ours and see if we are so perfect.
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Lusatian
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 04:11 pm
Just as a clarification to all:

You needn't sing the virtues of French culture or trump the achievements of their sons and daughters. I am well aware of their rather significant contribution to history in all areas from cuisine to philosophy. These advancements, however, far outpace France's military exploits, and it was their dismal battle record that I originally lambasted.

OldandNew, Indo-China and Algiers were actually mentioned in one of my posts, but I initially withheld them as such recent reminders of French battlefield humiliations might have pushed French members into despondency. Laughing

Orjan, I thank you of coming to the defense of Charles XII after enduring Setanta's trademark entertainment masked as historical knowledge. As he is so learned I hesitate to contridict him when he claims that the brilliant Charles was "insane". I personally feel that evidence and most military scholars opinions support your own - that Charles was a magnificent battlefield commander, possibly the best of his time, caught between enemies who proved too numerous for one country to overcome, "Denmark-Norway, Saxony, Russia, Prussia and Hanover". Even more impressive is that you survived the tremendously long-winded history lesson that Setanta thinks proves his point. He seems to feel that he alone has read the internet links for Charles XII, and no Swede from Sweden would know more, therefore he must educate. Laughing

He's a funny guy.
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 04:23 pm
Lusation ------- If the French didn't exist, we would have to invent them, just to keep the planet on an even keel.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 04:26 pm
Hmmmm - good at life/bad at war.......which would I rather have?????

Does that mean the US is good at war and bad at life?

Are they mutually exclusive?
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 04:38 pm
At the moment rabbit it seems that way
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 04:57 pm
Lusatian wrote:
Just as a clarification to all:

You needn't sing the virtues of French culture or trump the achievements of their sons and daughters. I am well aware of their rather significant contribution to history in all areas from cuisine to philosophy. These advancements, however, far outpace France's military exploits, and it was their dismal battle record that I originally lambasted.

OldandNew, Indo-China and Algiers were actually mentioned in one of my posts, but I initially withheld them as such recent reminders of French battlefield humiliations might have pushed French members into despondency. Laughing

Orjan, I thank you of coming to the defense of Charles XII after enduring Setanta's trademark entertainment masked as historical knowledge. As he is so learned I hesitate to contridict him when he claims that the brilliant Charles was "insane". I personally feel that evidence and most military scholars opinions support your own - that Charles was a magnificent battlefield commander, possibly the best of his time, caught between enemies who proved too numerous for one country to overcome, "Denmark-Norway, Saxony, Russia, Prussia and Hanover". Even more impressive is that you survived the tremendously long-winded history lesson that Setanta thinks proves his point. He seems to feel that he alone has read the internet links for Charles XII, and no Swede from Sweden would know more, therefore he must educate. Laughing

He's a funny guy.


No point baiting any more, Lusatian.

He's gone.


Sad
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 06:26 pm
As poorly as the US was armed at the outbreak of WWII and if it had been located on the European continent -- we would have been conquered.
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 07:36 pm
Sad, Sad, but Funny erudite, battle-ready, ego-struttin', quick-to-offend middle-aged (I'm guessing) male (I'm pretty sure) sable-rattlers and posters with something to prove!

This thread was a very enjoyable read - be it as much for the perplexing styles and dynamics as for any of the history lessons. But it was also one that I will never quite understand, I think ... and I'm not talking about the history bits, either ! ;-)
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 08:37 pm
Lusatian middle-aged!

There's gonna be fireworks about THAT!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 08:55 pm
You hadn't noticed that effect, Dud-lo?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 09:14 pm
All comments addressed to me as Dud-lo will, in future, be ignored.

What effecct?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 09:20 pm
well, nimh's impression of L. he does rather fit in, in style, with the rest of the elderly posters.








[size=7]dud-lo[/size]
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2004 09:21 pm
Aaaaaah.

Edit. (I was rude)

It was a worthy contest.
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nimh
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2004 05:48 am
Dud-lo was rude? No kidding? And I missed it?

Damn ... ! Razz
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2004 06:41 am
I am sadly often rude.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2004 06:47 am
My work here is done.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2004 06:48 am
Were you working? Where?
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Yegenia
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2015 03:26 pm
@ossobuco,
If you're saying French People, and Lusatians are Civilized on the same level then you're only putting them in one boat.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2015 03:39 pm
@Yegenia,
11 years later.

I hope that boat landed.
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2015 07:18 pm
@ehBeth,
Lusatian is closer to middle age.
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