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    France returns to NATO

    BBC NEWS | Europe | France ends four-decade Nato rift

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his country is to return to Nato's military command, reversing four decades of self-imposed exile.

    Mr Sarkozy confirmed the decision in a speech to defence experts at the Ecole Militaire staff college in Paris.

    President Charles de Gaulle pulled France out of Nato's integrated military command in 1966, saying it undermined France's sovereignty.

    Critics say France will now be no more than "a clone of Great Britain".
    What does that mean? As in, it will be dragged into the US wars like GB?
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    Re: France returns to NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    What does that mean? As in, it will be dragged into the US wars like GB?
    It means that NATO will be that much weaker and less effective.

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    Re: France returns to NATO

    No, it means they get to go to war.

    It means, they get to.
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    Re: France returns to NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    What does that mean? As in, it will be dragged into the US wars like GB?
    It means more French weapons will be surrendered to the enemy, and used against American & British troops.
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    Re: France returns to NATO

    I never even knew it was out of NATO military o.O

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    Yeah in 1966 they opted out.
    It means that NATO will be that much weaker and less effective.
    So what does that have anything to do with France being a replica of GB? Your answering a question i didnt even ask.
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    Re: France returns to NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Yeah in 1966 they opted out.


    So what does that have anything to do with France being a replica of GB? Your answering a question i didnt even ask.
    You asked "what does it mean?"

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    Re: France returns to NATO

    France left NATO because they felt that a tri-polar world was inherently more balanced then a bi-polar world. The theory was that two major powers would never go to war with each other without having secured the support of the third major power.

    Does anyone here think that lacking the support of France would have stopped either NATO or the Warsaw Pact from starting WWIII?

    Stupid French, no one gives a **** about your sad little post-colonial nothing country.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: France returns to NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You asked "what does it mean?"


    Just leave the thread goobieman

    What does that mean? As in, it will be dragged into the US wars like GB?
    I underlined the part i referred the "what does that mean" part in the quote. Read.
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    Re: France returns to NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post


    Just leave the threat goobieman
    That's not at all necessary.

    You asked a question. Asking a question doesnt necessitate that you like the answers.

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