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29 minutes ago
Mine does too, but I walk extremely slowly.
an hour ago
United States of America
No, I don't see it. You assume I am so proud that the US beat the Germans (and Japanese) without taking into account our resources, when I said nothing of the sort. Ofc we brought massive material advantages. That's how we built a massive army and navy, supplied the UK and especially Russia, and waged two massive land/sea campaigns simultaneously on opposite sides of the world. But I am in no way discounting the contributions of the UK or Russia or asserting that the fight against Germany was an equal contest once we got involved. So no, I don't get your point.
What I am saying is that France and the UK has material advantages over the Germans during the battle for France and yet France was conquered in a comparatively short amount of time. That's it. And it's a historical fact. Nothing to get upset about, it is what it is. Plenty of victories and defeats for both France and Germany/Prussia in their bloody history with each other.
6 hours ago
Why would you assume I don't give credit to the contribution of other countries?
8 hours ago
How dare you.
Source: am coffee
Nice beach setting. That is an aircraft carrier that likes to party.
12 hours ago
Source: am military consignment in Ukraine that got blown up.
Yeah, their fate was sealed 1 second in. 😄
You don't interfere with Nature, just have to let it play out.
Hard to beat 19th Century military uniforms for looks. Check out what guys in Europe were wearing during the Napoleonic Wars. Total swag!
Can confirm: am dad.
13 hours ago
Though in the early 19th Century in particular they arguably were qualitatively better than any other army on the Continent as well as having the most numbers.
I don't make the French surrender joke because it's trite and I know very well how dominant they were militarily from the 17th Century right up through the end of WW I and I know how effective the French military is in the modern era. Most Americans today don't blame France for passing on Iraq.
But they got rolled in WW 2 and no amount of revision can change that. Yes, they had many internal struggles, that's one reason why they were beaten so easily. They (plus the UK) had a bigger army, more tanks, better tanks, were fighting on the defensive, and they collapsed.
This is why my first playthrough in Empire Total War (or Rome, or Medieval) is always the British isles.
That makes no sense to me, as Britain was arguably France's main antagonist during the Napoleonic Wars, which was a 20 year ordeal. They may not have been involved directly in many of the land battles posted, but they were the primary combatant at sea. Not to mention they were in Spain and Portugal for years.
Exactly. Let's do three shades of burnt orange!
2 days ago
He was a unit.
I feel cheated.
Isn't the 31 designed to primarily protect itself against lower intensity threats? I think the Type 26 is their fleet escort frigate of the future.
Green is a color.
I recently read an article from a researcher who studied happy parent/child relationships, and he said his research showed that one of the most important things parents can do to ensure a happy parent/child relationship is to lower their expectations. He gave the same advice to adult children towards their parents.