View Poll Results: What is the Most Powerful Nation in Europe?

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    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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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Djoop View Post
    LoL!

    You forgot about the german guilt trauma though.
    yeah, but that is a generational thing. Most young Germans cannot associate themselves with what their parents went through or their grandparents. And when I was there, I felt that the younger Germans were going to make sure that their country was strong(militarily) again.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    yeah, but that is a generational thing. Most young Germans cannot associate themselves with what their parents went through or their grandparents. And when I was there, I felt that the younger Germans were going to make sure that their country was strong(militarily) again.
    I don't know where was there, but last time I checked, I got the sense they were still in the proces of uniting west & east.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    The most powerful nation in europe is not even listed in the poll, that would be the U.S.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Djoop View Post
    I don't know where was there, but last time I checked, I got the sense they were still in the proces of uniting west & east.
    When was that?
    What I meant was that the younger people are adjusting and remembering their history. Sure the older generation is having a hard time but when they pass, it will be all over. And Germany will come to be a serious power militarily. They already make good weapons that are exported in large numbers so they already have the industry there. They just need to rid themselves of the past.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    When was that?
    Few weeks ago.

    I meant was that the younger people are adjusting and remembering their history. Sure the older generation is having a hard time but when they pass, it will be all over. And Germany will come to be a serious power militarily. They already make good weapons that are exported in large numbers so they already have the industry there. They just need to rid themselves of the past.
    Sure, but that still influences their military power today, doesn't it.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    the Uk has nuclear weapons,the Btits would finish the war in 2 days and germany would begone for ever,also we have our American friends to wave them goodby.So there u go who ever thinks we can get beat.

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    United States OF America.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Great Britain, they have a powerful military and an even more powerful ally in the US. Germany has lost its real zest as a force and has become too European for its own good. It even defends Iranian actions much of the time. Of course it seems to have a good relationship with Russia as well which may or maynot be good.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    LOL....shows how much you know. Germany has one of the best army in the world and when compared to that of France. Germany would most likely win the war, however against UK. I'm not too sure. Germany has a very good arsenal. H&K guns are considered the best in the world. And the GSG9 is one of the best special forces in the world and it is being used in Afghanistan. France wouldn't stand a chance against the Germans.

    Russia doesn't have much strength these days, things need to change. I would consider it powerful just because of it's sheer size but with jets the distance becomes much shorter. Russia doesn't have the numbers of modern aircraft or ships to stand a chance against the UK. And in land, the Russians would easily be defeated by the Germans or UK, not the French though! And nukes don't do much good nowadays. No nation on this earth currently can use nukes and get away with it.
    Reading your comment gave me a very strong feeling that you have taken a great responsibility on yourself to deliver an utter bull**** under the transparent disguise of what might be bizarrely mistaken as actual facts to your fellow human beings on this board.

    An advice to you as to how to avoid such unfortunate crapreachings on a public forum in the future would be to avoid making the following statements:

    -Germany's army is stronger than France's

    -H&K guns are considered the best in the world

    -The GSG9 is one of the best special forces in the world (Well actually that might as well be true, it really depends on the limit for the term "one of the", we don't wanna count all 250+ nations in, right?)

    -Russia would be defeated in a modern war with Germany

    To conclude, I believe that we have a lot to learn from your wisdom on this board...
    On issues such as Global warming, that is.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    I voted Germany, because of economic power. If it had been about military power, I would have voted the UK. Of course, Germany could overtake the UK in this regard if it wanted to.

    France's economy sucks - socialist paradise that it is. France's military sucks - they have some troop strength but little capability. Look at Vietnam, Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire. France sucks.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I voted Germany, because of economic power. If it had been about military power, I would have voted the UK. Of course, Germany could overtake the UK in this regard if it wanted to.
    France and Germany have both more active military forces than the UK.

    France's economy sucks - socialist paradise that it is. France's military sucks - they have some troop strength but little capability. Look at Vietnam, Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire. France sucks.
    And this just shows hatred towards France based on no facts.

    Frances economy is not in a recession, and was one of the first to come out, and was one of those countries that was in recession the least amount of time. Frances unemployment is lower than the US's and declining last I looked. So saying France's economy "sucks" is wrong. It was not and is not indebted like the US on both the governmental and personal level, and its banks did not go all nutso in risk.

    So basically you base your usual France hatred on the usual right wing talking points when it comes to France, that they in their 1500 year history lost a few wars in the modern era and refused to help you in your little war in Iraq... btw who was it that was right on that.. oh yea the French.
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