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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 spud_meister View Post
    They still use crossbows?
    Yeah. Y'see THAT'S my idea of a military. Drones are for pussies. Air-to-air gets trumped by bolt-to-eye, any day.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?



    Why isn't Lichtenstein on this poll?!

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post


    Why isn't Lichtenstein on this poll?!
    No one could find it.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post


    Why isn't Lichtenstein on this poll?!
    This is the South Poll, Lichensteins towards the north.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    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.
    It's american you grammar nazi. Next time be so kind to show my faulty english, I might improve.


    Powerful: having great power, prestige, or influence <a powerful leader>

    If you're able to combine powerful with most you can bore us with your opinion. Some battle in Asia could be considered part of 'prestige', although I wouldn't argue over something that trivial in such an important question like who's the most powerful country in Europe.

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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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    Wow, yer right, they kinda look like Christmas elves.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Djoop View Post
    It's american you grammar nazi. Next time be so kind to show my faulty english, I might improve.
    Okay. American and Nazi require capital letters. Second sentence should have been written thus: "Next time, be so kind as to point out my faulty English; I might improve." The use of correct punctuation really helps comprehension.

    Powerful: having great power, prestige, or influence <a powerful leader>
    Now, you see, this doesn't really help us. "Having great power," means having what kind of power? Economic? Military? Cultural? Sporting? Physical? "Prestige"? In whose eyes and estimation? "Influence"? Over what and whom?
    If you're able to combine powerful with most you can bore us with your opinion.
    I'm afraid that's another sentence that doesn't make any sense to me. "If you are able to combine powerful with most..." How would I do that? What do you mean, "combine powerful with most...?" Powerful what? Most what?

    Some battle in Asia could be considered part of 'prestige', although I wouldn't argue over something that trivial in such an important question like who's the most powerful country in Europe.
    Well, at least we agree on something. It was a very fatuous diversion for the thread to take. Where we don't agree is that I think the very basis of the thread is pretty fatuous, as no one seems capable of defining what constitutes 'powerful'. In point of fact, there seem to be quite a few posters who are unclear as to what constitutes Europe.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Okay. American and Nazi require capital letters. Second sentence should have been written thus: "Next time, be so kind as to point out my faulty English; I might improve." The use of correct punctuation really helps comprehension.
    One of the joys of being dutch is always having an excuse.

    Now, you see, this doesn't really help us. "Having great power," means having what kind of power? Economic? Military? Cultural? Sporting? Physical? "Prestige"? In whose eyes and estimation? "Influence"? Over what and whom?
    I would say physical but I guess this is entirely up to you, you only need to have an opinion to take part. You can motivate why you believe one of the given three has the most power.

    I'm afraid that's another sentence that doesn't make any sense to me. "If you are able to combine powerful with most..." How would I do that? What do you mean, "combine powerful with most...?" Powerful what? Most what?
    ehm .. maybe "most powerful" ..

    get some caffeine into your system and vote you communist bastard!

    Well, at least we agree on something. It was a very fatuous diversion for the thread to take. Where we don't agree is that I think the very basis of the thread is pretty fatuous, as no one seems capable of defining what constitutes 'powerful'. In point of fact, there seem to be quite a few posters who are unclear as to what constitutes Europe.
    You felt the need to point it out, as if this was a very serious thread that dealt with a very important question.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    What is the most powerful nation in Europe?-greek_evzones-jpg
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    Wow, yer right, they kinda look like Christmas elves.
    beats the Greek elites

    guys Hemingway described as soldiers in ballet skirts



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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    What is the most powerful nation in Europe?-greek_evzones-jpg

    beats the Greek elites

    guys Hemingway described as soldiers in ballet skirts
    Makes you wonder, just how many guys are lining up to proudly join the "elite" and earn the right to wear this *ahem* "attractive" uniform?
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