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  • Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany)

    58 45.67%
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    46 36.22%
  • Cinquième République de la France (Fifth Republic of France)

    12 9.45%
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    11 8.66%
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    And on top of that, Russia is known for not really fighting the enemy face-to-face unless they know they can win. They typically let the enemy conquer a lot of their land because they can afford to. And then strike them once the enemy is too far in and the winter freezes their butts off.
    Well considering the land mass they rule over (albiet ineffectively due to its pathetic size), boarders are hard to protect and Russia is a very hard country to defend. Sometimes its best to wait for the enemy to come to you instead of wasting your time scurrying around in 3 continents trying to protect the motherlands boarders.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    are you just saying that because you are of Turkish descent?
    Turkey is very militarized and have a lot of military equipment, high population in military age, and experience.
    Europe is illegally occupied by the US

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Turkey is very militarized and have a lot of military equipment, high population in military age, and experience.
    Turkey has a decent Western army.
    There's nothing in it that makes it stronger than Germany, however, since the weapons it uses are mostly class-b high-tech weapons, and hence, I would give it no more than the fifth place, if including Russia. (Since Turkey, just like Russia, is also not really on European soil, at least not majorly)
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Gerstle View Post
    Americans want to believe it is Great Britain, but most Europeans and geopolitical analysts say it is Germany. What do you think?
    Where did this originate?
    Define powerful.
    No, matter, most Americans who care, and have a real high school education, would say "Russia", if we are discussing military...

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    When was the last time the Swiss were relevant?
    Define relevant.

    What absolute anti-American garbage. Europe has been right there with us most of the time. Don't pretend like it's all America's fault. Y'all were right there too.
    I dont, I just say the facts. We Europeans constantly on these boards and in the US media get the WW2 jive.

    Who's bringing up WW II now?
    You.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Turkey has a decent Western army.
    There's nothing in it that makes it stronger than Germany, however, since the weapons it uses are mostly class-b high-tech weapons, and hence, I would give it no more than the fifth place, if including Russia. (Since Turkey, just like Russia, is also not really on European soil, at least not majorly)
    For the record, this dude or Maximus was NOT Turkish last time i checked.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    For the record, this dude or Maximus was NOT Turkish last time i checked.
    I know that.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I know that.
    Know what

    EDIT: What is the military force of the Spaniards like, for anybody who knows?
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Its not all about having the least regulation making the best place. Actually people are quite stupid, and companies dont mind making their profits over the corpses of millions of people. I am happy we have strong regulation in Europe.

    Europe dont dislike capitalism, we love capitalism, its the freest least oppressed market in the world, and by far the biggest and most diverse, and its capitalist!
    But in ADDITION to capitalism we also have socialism, which simply makes Europe much better and fair than America.

    Businesses flee EU? Ridiculous, Europe is becoming the best place in the world for business and its by far the best and most diverse contient of the world for investments. The only businesses that flee are the crooked ones, and they flee to the US and the UK(the people who steal money from honest workers), and China(production slaves with less regulation of labour than Europe). Good f***ing riddance!
    This entire discussion seems infantile.
    Is there any statistical proof for any of this??; or is it the result of seeing things thru "rose colored glasses".
    I do, at this time, agree with you about socialism - we do need more of this in America.
    Follow the trail of immigration.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    You might want to search up Jersey Garrison. Its location could be very advantegous against any French attack especially to any Naval force or air support. As for the Frenchies, they'd be hard pressed even reaching our shores without taking a very heavy toll.
    Again so what. It is no like the UK is a prime target for anyone in Europe. We kinda got that out of our system in WW2

    No, France asks why. And thats just about it. Regardless, keeping our cousins happy is just a gaurentee any European power is going to have to reshape their boarders if they think they could attack the UK. I definetly wouldnt put it past the Germans though. They dont have the flexibility or the experience to match up with the British.
    Again, what European nation would attack the UK, let alone anyone else in the EU... it is just theoretical bs.. might as well discuss New York attacking New Jersey

    Are you speaking from first hand experience?
    Actually in part from facts. If you look at the average Turk over 30, they are relatively shorter than Danes. This is because of diet and "poverty" in Turkey vs Denmark. You see the same between Danes and Spanish and so on. It is especially evident among women.
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