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

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    46 36.22%
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    12 9.45%
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    Yup! Also puts a whole new perspective on French "military strategy"..............................."We'll take the low ground!"
    yeah they figured the VM would attack like it was WWI and the Rench airpower would wipe them out. they didn't expect the VM to have massive Triple A that made the French Airpower rather worthless or that they would be getting hammered 24-7 with shelling. after a while lots of the French-who were living on benzedrine just collapsed as their endocrine systems short circuited.



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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    This seems to be a rather silly, partisan discussion that fails for a number of reasons. Firstly, no one has defined terms. What do we mean, 'the most powerful'?, what do we mean, 'in Europe'? Secondly, it's a shame that insults and point-scoring have taken the place of rational discussion. How the military tactics of the battle of Dien Bien Phu contributes to deciding which is the most powerful country in Europe is quite beyond me.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    This seems to be a rather silly, partisan discussion that fails for a number of reasons. Firstly, no one has defined terms. What do we mean, 'the most powerful'?, what do we mean, 'in Europe'? Secondly, it's a shame that insults and point-scoring have taken the place of rational discussion. How the military tactics of the battle of Dien Bien Phu contributes to deciding which is the most powerful country in Europe is quite beyond me.
    This seems to be a rather strange comment in which reasons turn out to be questions or moralistic comments and two questions count as one.

    Plz be so kind to select one of the poll options, leave out your motivation and ridicule the posters before you like the rest of us Anda.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Probably Germany in terms of economic might. The UK in terms of political/military might.
    I would say the German army is more powerful because it's the largest military in Europe.. I don't know much about military technology, but I would say Germany in that area too given their history of engineering. UK was always known to have a great navy until wwii
    Last edited by SheWolf; 10-18-10 at 05:48 AM.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Obviously Liechtenstein.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Obviously Liechtenstein.

    Can anybody say Andorra, give it up for Andorra y'all! Whoop! Whoop!
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Djoop View Post
    This seems to be a rather strange comment in which reasons turn out to be questions or moralistic comments and two questions count as one.

    Plz be so kind to select one of the poll options, leave out your motivation and ridicule the posters before you like the rest of us Anda.
    Come again? Could you repeat that in English?

    I will repeat, that military tactics at one battle in Vietnam in 1954 has absolutely nothing to do with which European nation is the most powerful.

    Until you define what you mean by most powerful, the debate is utterly pointless. You can regard such an opinion as ridicule if you want, but then you'd be failing in your definition of that common English word too.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I would say the German army is more powerful because it's the largest military in Europe.. I don't know much about military technology, but I would say Germany in that area too given their history of engineering. UK was always known to have a great navy until wwii
    Well, no. Germany does not have the largest military in Europe. Russia does by some huge margin. Germany doesn't even have the largest military in the EU. France, Italy, UK and Spain all have larger militaries.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    Can anybody say Andorra, give it up for Andorra y'all! Whoop! Whoop!
    I've a bit of a thing for San Marino. Cute uniforms.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I've a bit of a thing for San Marino. Cute uniforms.

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