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  • #16
    No Inspector Clouseau!!!

    Unthinkable

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Surrey View Post
      Well he called himself - dux et princeps Francorum - Duke and Prince of the Franks. Given that France is named after the Franks he was probably much more 'French' than most Frenchmen alive today.

      If he was a Frank doesn't that make him a Teuton then?

      When was France invented?
      What would Occam say?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Surrey View Post
        Well he called himself - dux et princeps Francorum - Duke and Prince of the Franks. Given that France is named after the Franks he was probably much more 'French' than most Frenchmen alive today.
        Let's complicate things a bit on that notion: Franks also lived in (accepted theory even says: originated from) what is nowadays Germany. That would mean that the truest Frenchman is a German
        BoRG

        You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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        • #19
          I think one must remember that the Spanish also sent aid to the Americans. Spanish troops also took East and West Florida away from the British. Lots of people wanted to see the British embarrassed.

          France is a fairly modern conception. Germany is also a twentieth century invention. Many French kings only controlled their immediate surroundings. Several "English" kings controlled more of what is called France today. Indeed some of them had a decent claim to the French throne.

          Pruitt
          Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

          Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

          by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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          • #20
            Originally posted by captainsennef View Post
            Let's complicate things a bit on that notion: Franks also lived in (accepted theory even says: originated from) what is nowadays Germany. That would mean that the truest Frenchman is a German
            Explains 1940 anyway...
            "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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            • #21
              Originally posted by billscottmorri View Post
              When was France invented?
              Traditionally recognized date is 843 Treaty of Verdun, when Charlemagne's Empire was divided between his three grandsons. Francia Occidentalis (Western Frankenland) became what became later known as France during this division.
              BoRG

              You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Surrey View Post
                Explains 1940 anyway...
                But not 1916
                BoRG

                You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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