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  History of France
France was one of the earliest countries to progress from feudalism to the nation-state.
Feudalism was the seething-pot, and the imperial edifice was crumbling to dust.
Piety had been for the kings of France, set on their thrones, set on their thrones by the Church of God, as it were a duty belonging to their charge or office; but in the piety of St. Louis there was a note all his own, the note of sanctity.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/france.html   (1990 words)

  
  Military history of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gallo-Roman conflict predominated from 400 BCE to 50 BCE, with the Romans emerging victorious in the conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar.
French military history during this period paralleled the rise and eventual fall of the armored knight.
The history of French colonial imperialism can be divided into two major eras: the first from the early seventeenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century, and the second from the early nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_history_of_France   (8132 words)

  
 History Guy:Military History of France (1945- Present)
Despite recent jokes concerning French military defeats and victories in French military history, France has a fair share of victories in the Third World, and as a valuable member of NATO and the Western allies in the Cold War and beyond.
France continues to supply troops and aircraft to operations supporting the new Afghan government against Taliban and al-Qaida insurgents.
During one clash, the French military avenged the death of several troops by destroying the small Ivory Coast air force as it sat on the ground.
www.historyguy.com /french_wars_1945-present.html   (628 words)

  
 The Military History of France
France becomes the first and only country to ever lose two wars when fighting the Italians.
France gets their first taste of what it is like to go up against a side that has Americans on it.
France, keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe.
www.gmpiv.com /Humor/Medieval_SCA/MilitaryHistoryofFrance.html   (518 words)

  
 Military history of France: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
During the first half-millennium of its history, France's main rivals lay within the region of modern France itself, where the King of France faced considerable competition for his title from the English and Burgundians, and to the east, where the German states presented both opportunities for expansion and serious threats to France's power.
It could be said that French military history during this period parallels the rise and eventual fall of the armored Knight (Knight: Originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit).
France was weakened internally by the Wars of Religion (Wars of Religion: the french wars of religion were a series of conflicts fought between catholics and huguenots...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/military_history_of_france   (5333 words)

  
 France Military History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Lost - In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway.
France, keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe.
www.hickersonfamily.net /jokes/france_joke.html   (491 words)

  
 A Military History of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2,000 years of French history, France is conquered by, of all people, an Italian.
France learns the hard way that while perfect observance of the code of chivalry may get minstrels to write songs and poems about you (see Roland above), it won't help you win battles.
France, along with Britain and Israel, are forced to withdraw from Egypt, even though there was no military defeat.
xenohistorian.faithweb.com /holybook/articles/france.html   (1269 words)

  
 Democratic Underground Forums - The Complete Military History of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Stresemann was eager to see France satisfied on the issue of its security, knowing that this would help Germany win what it could in the evacuation of the French from the Rhineland.
The "history lesson" generates 112 Google hits (if you search "France goes 0-5-4 against the Huguenots") and is supposed to be from the Wall St. Journal.
Lately the right have been pointing out that France surrendered so quickly but the fail to mention that 1.5 million men were killed in WWI (largley because we were selling arms to the Germans) and there were not too many able bodied men to fight and almost no arms.
www.democraticunderground.com /duforum/DCForumID60/40847.html   (3150 words)

  
 Military History of France: Between the World Wars (1918-1939)
This page is designed for students and researchers needing information on the wars and conflicts of France from the end of World War I in 1918 to the beginning of World War II in 1939.
In this inter-war period, France engaged mainly, but not exclusively, in conflicts related to maintaining her colonial empire.
France also acted in attempts to contain Germany and the Communist Soviet Union.
www.historyguy.com /french_wars_1919-1939.html   (306 words)

  
 Miquelon.org Stop the France Bashing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The entry of France into the Thirty Years' War was the point of departure for a Franco-German traditional enmity, which was efficiently fomented during the late 19th century, while the Peace of Westphalia was interpreted as a visible sign of the inner conflicts and the powerlessness of the Reich.
By the terms of the treaty France agreed never to unite the crowns of France and Spain, while Britain acquired Hudson's Bay, Acadia, and Newfoundland from the French, Gibraltar and Minorca from Spain, new trading privileges with Spain, and a monopoly of the slave trade with the Spanish Empire.
The military conduct of the war was, for the Germans, in the hands of Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke, a military genius.
www.miquelon.org /history-wars.html   (5915 words)

  
 France Military History | Brief France History | French Military History | France Modern History | French Modern History
In the years that followed, France underwent several political changes: it was first governed by a constitutional monarchy, then by an authoritarian empire, and finally France became a republic as we know it today.
France's older colonies in North America, the Caribbean, and India were mostly lost or sold by the 1800s.
The late 19th century also saw the beginnings of secular, compulsory public education, the growth of the railroads, the rise of labor unions, and a clear separation of church and state.
www.franceattraction.com /french-history.html   (891 words)

  
 The Complete Military History of France - Yellowworld Forums
i thought the complete military history of france was "bend over and prepare to be reamed"...
France's bombing of the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior was pretty successful, killing a photographer in the process.
France blocked NATO from giving defensive aid to Turkey Monday and vowed to veto any Iraq war resolution.
forums.yellowworld.org /showthread.php?t=4979   (1003 words)

  
 Something's Got to Break :: The Time is Coming
Because now that this piece of spin-doctored "history" has made it into the hands of every conservative in the country, people are taking it as gospel and pointing to it every time they get mad at the French for daring to speak their own minds.
France, Spain, England, Austria, and the other European powers at the time weren't out to wipe their enemies off the face of the planet -- they were after A) land, B) money, or C) rule over a particular country.
France fielded twice as many soldiers in WWI as the U.S. (8,410,000 to our 4,355,000) and lost more than an eighth of them (Russia and Britain were the only countries with more soldiers mobilized and only the Russians had more casualties).
www.spacecityrock.com /2003_02_16_break-archive.html   (5379 words)

  
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In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian. Hundred Years War - Mostly lost.
France becomes the first and only country to ever lose two wars when fighting Italians. Wars of Religion - France goes 0-5-4 against the Huguenots Thirty Years War - France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway.
Germany first plays the role of drunk frat boy to France's ugly girl home alone on a Saturday night. World War I - Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States.
www.winostuff.com /FrenchMilitaryHistory.doc   (496 words)

  
 Military History Online
For most casual students of history, the period between the execution of Charles I in 1649 and the restoration of Charles II in 1660 is seen simply as the "Interregnum", an aberration in the normal control and exercise of English life.
This photographic history chronicles the savage battle that followed as, for four excruciating weeks, the Marines of Task Force X-Ray fought house to house and street by street to retake the city so central to the Vietnamese culture and psyche.
While the subject has been of interest to soldiers and military historians for over fifty years, and hence would seem to be a likely candidate for reasoned debate, nevertheless it continues to incite strong interest among partisans on both sides.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com   (4384 words)

  
 Text / The Complete Military History of France
France attempts to take advantage of Mexico's weakness following its thorough thrashing by the U.S. 20 years earlier ("Halls of Montezuma").
Also should be noted that France attempted to hide behind the Maginot line, sticking their head in the sand and pretending that the Germans would enter France that way.
The French consider the departure of the French from Algeria in 1962-63, after 130 years on colonialism, as a French victory and especially consider C. de Gaulle as a hero for 'leading' said victory over the unwilling French public who were very much against the departure.
www.albinoblacksheep.com /text/france.html   (1172 words)

  
 History France USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Following France's declaration of war with Great Britain early in 1793, for example, Jay, though alive to the constraints that his position as Chief Justice placed upon his advising the President, drafted a neutrality proclamation for Washington.
FRANCE - ISRAEL, WW II The Gaullists and Israel - 1940 to 1967.
France has accused five Americans, including the former C.I.A. station chief [in Paris] and his deputy, of political and economic espionage and asked them to leave....
www.miquelon.org /history.html   (4327 words)

  
 I-Hate-France.com - France's Military History
France vs. England - 100 Years War 1337 - 1453 A.D. Battle of Crecy - 1337 A.D. (English hand the French their own asses in the start of the 100 Years War with the timely use of the longbow.
France vs. Germany - WWI 1914-1918 A.D. (Germany beats the hell out of France - without the aid of USA, France would be speaking German.
France only won because of Uncle Sam jumped in - then those dumbass sore-winners in France impose an incredibly harsh Treaty of Versailles to 'punish' the Germans.
www.i-hate-france.com /militaryhistory.html   (1018 words)

  
 The Complete Military History of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The end of this piece, should read, first France collapses, then the UN is marginalized into obscurity so the US can resume it's traditional role of sole remaining "super power" and principal "BAD ASS not to be messed with...." or something like that.
In the second most important battle in world history (Salamis is the 1st) Charles The Hammer (Charlegmagne's grandfather) turned back the Muslim Hordes at the battle of Tours in 732(?).
France is a Western culture (becoming more Algerian every day) comprised of people whose personalities remind me of an especially conniving, scheming, phony and ugly mother-in-law from Hell.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/837486/posts?page=2   (2575 words)

  
 The Complete Military History of France
France, angry that the US normalized relations with the British, seizes US ships in the Caribbean and decrees war on American shipping worldwide.
France conveniently ignores that the US and France have a treaty of alliance that effectively makes the US a subject state of France.
October, 2005: France passes a law making it mandatory for school textbooks to teach that French colonialism was "positive" ("school programs recognize in particular the positive character of the French overseas presence, notably in North Africa").
www.panda.com /france   (1181 words)

  
 Military History Of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
These plans supposibly secret, according to certain military officials, say that they plan to cover a range of options from Surgicial cruise missle strikes to sledgehammer bombing and even talk about using nuclear weapons to neuturalize hardened artillary positions aimed at Seoul,S.Korea's capital.
One of France's most celebrated chefs has apparently committed suicide after his flagship restaurant was downgraded in a top restaurant guide.
And although the police continue to investigate the cause of death, a post mortem examination later on Tuesday is expected to confirm that Loiseau shot himself.
www.bradynet.com /bbs/nonem/100106-1.html   (4841 words)

  
 The Military History of France - Flightinfo.com Hangar
The Military History of France - Flightinfo.com Hangar
However, nobody in France was upset because it was their first naval victory in 300 years.
My regiment was in desert storm working with the marines and was the first to attack, the legion is always ahead and never back up.
forums.flightinfo.com /showthread.php?t=14587   (1115 words)

  
 Bigpig.org - it's about freedom! - The complete Military History of France .... no wonder
This brilliant analysis of French Military history was originally posted at Silflay Hraka.
Thirty Years War - France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway.
World War I - Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States.
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 02/12/03: LOL, stolen from Opa Age "The military history of France"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Thirty Years War France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway.
World War I — Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States.
War on Terrorism — France, keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe.
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 RevolutionaryLeft.com -> The Complete Military History of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
Oh and while your at it why dont u include a Complete Military history of America but be sure to include those gloarous battles such as the failed invasions of Canada, the Vietnam War and oh the bay of pigs!
King William's War in which France took over the Hudson Bay Region, and affirmed it's claim to Newfoundland and Acadia (1689-1697).
www.revolutionaryleft.com /index.php?showtopic=8649   (1967 words)

  
 The Complete Military History Of France
In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
France becomes the first and only country to ever lose two wars -- when fighting Italians.
Claims a tie on the basis that eventually the other participants started ignoring her.
www.code7r.org /Bintoons/allies3.htm   (541 words)

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