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

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

    Americans want to believe it is Great Britain, but most Europeans and geopolitical analysts say it is Germany. What do you think?

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Probably Germany in terms of economic might. The UK in terms of political/military might.
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Germany has a STRONGER ARMY. It could easily defeat GB if it were 1v1.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    Germany has a STRONGER ARMY. It could easily defeat GB if it were 1v1.
    It is all about the sea, of which Germany is seriously lacking (not considering access).
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Germany, economics define todays power.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    It is all about the sea, of which Germany is seriously lacking (not considering access).
    Not really. If the German effort was there they could build a good navy comparable to GB and then the fight would be all over for GB.

    I'm suprised noone has said Russia? Maybe not enough posts yet.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    Not really. If the German effort was there they could build a good navy comparable to GB and then the fight would be all over for GB.

    I'm suprised noone has said Russia? Maybe not enough posts yet.
    Many people don't see Russia as a part of Europe....
    Erroneous, but true.....

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Many people don't see Russia as a part of Europe....
    Erroneous, but true.....
    fair enough, but Russia has had a lot more of it's history involved with Europe then with Asia.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    Not really. If the German effort was there they could build a good navy comparable to GB and then the fight would be all over for GB.

    I'm suprised noone has said Russia? Maybe not enough posts yet.
    Russia cannot properly fund a serious war machine with oil alone. With an economy primarily driven on oil exports (and exports in general), the act of war would do much to temporarily sever many or all trade ties during conflict.

    I have no doubt Germany could become a major military power given time and need. However, it is France that is the major military power in Europe, not GB. IMHO of course or until they surrender
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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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.
    What? The UK have almost no say in the EU. France is the political power, Germany the military power. As long as these two cooperate, the power of the UK is virtually meaningless.

    No UK policies have been implemented in Europe the past 30 years.
    Europe is illegally occupied by the US

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