Why does everyone make fun of France? 225 replies

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SpiderGoat

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#221 14 years ago
vivanolaq The Dutch navy was great until forced to prove it in a war. The Dutch Navy was a paper tiger. I like Holland, always have. In all the games I played in my youth I chose to play as the Dutch Navy (I didn't like the Brits don't know why, and the French were French). Yes The Netherlands have a history, a proud history, but that is the history of a propagandist.

Admiral De Ruyter seemed to do pretty well, when he sailed up the river Thames :p. Though I have to agree that others were so shortsighted that they neglected the navy. The English, as probably all people who inhabit an island, knew better. The Dutch were lucky with such a great man as their leader.




vivanolaq

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#222 14 years ago

THe only true defense the English had was the navy. Most countries have to defend themselves with a mighty army, England has the luxury of doing it with a navy. Had Holland not had to focus on the land aspect of war and was instead able to have a great navy it probably would have. But, they were not able to do that. Holland had a navy, but it was an awful lot like Italy's WW2 army.




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#223 14 years ago
vivanolaqTHe only true defense the English had was the navy. Most countries have to defend themselves with a mighty army, England has the luxury of doing it with a navy. Had Holland not had to focus on the land aspect of war and was instead able to have a great navy it probably would have. But, they were not able to do that.

You're right about that: thanks to constant wars against the Spanish, and especially, the French, the Dutch prefered to concentrate on the most important thing: defending their homeland. Their warships suffered under this, though they kept a large mercantile fleet.




WiNPhREAk

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#224 14 years ago

cause... its france?




vivanolaq

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#225 14 years ago
by SpiderGoat You're right about that: thanks to constant wars against the Spanish, and especially, the French, the Dutch prefered to concentrate on the most important thing: defending their homeland. Their warships suffered under this, though they kept a large mercantile fleet.

isn't it great that we can agree on something that has nothing to do with the topic?




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#226 14 years ago

Hehe, French people.......I like there stupid accent, hehehe, there so french. Muahahaha. Je suis Pierre le Jean de Normansois, je fume deux cent fagges un teut les jours. Excuse my french.