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Old 02-19-2003, 12:05 AM
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1. Gallic Wars
In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, the Italians .

2. Hundred Years War
Mostly lost, saved at last by female schizophrenic who inadvertently creates The First Rule of French Warfare; "France's
armies are victorious only when not led by a Frenchman." Sainted.

3. Italian Wars
France becomes the first and only country to ever lose two wars
when fighting Italians.

4. Wars of Religion
France goes 0-5-4 against the Huguenots

5. Thirty Years War
France is technically not a participant, but manages to get
invaded anyway. Claims a tie on the basis that eventually the other participants started ignoring her.

6. War of Revolution
Tied. Frenchmen take to wearing red flowerpots as chapeaux.

7. The Dutch War

8. War of the Augsburg League/King William's War/French and Indian War; Lost, but claimed as a tie. Three ties in a row induces deluded Frogophiles the world over to label the period as the height of French military power.

9. War of the Spanish Succession
Lost. The War also gave the French their first taste of a
Marlborough, which they have loved every since.

10. American Revolution
In a move that will become quite familiar to future Americans,
France claims a win even though the English colonists saw far more action. This is later known as "de Gaulle Syndrome", and leads to the Second Rule of French Warfare; "France only wins when America does most of the fighting."

11. French Revolution
Won, primarily due the fact that the opponent was also French

12. The Napoleonic Wars
Lost. Temporary victories (remember the First Rule!) due to
leadership of a Corsican, who ended up being no match for a British footwear designer.

13. The Franco-Prussian War
Lost. Germany first plays the role of drunk Frat boy to France's
ugly girl home alone on a Saturday night.

14. World War I
Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the United
States. Thousands of French women find out what it's like to not
only sleep with a winner, but one who doesn't call her "Fraulein."
Sadly, widespread use of condoms by American forces forestalls any improvement in the French bloodline.

15. World War II
Lost. Conquered French liberated by the United States and Britain
just as they finish learning the Horst Wessel Song.

16. War in Indochina
Lost. French forces plead sickness, take to bed with the Dien
Bien Flu.

17. Algerian Rebellion
Lost. Loss marks the first defeat of a western army by a
Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades, and produces the First Rule of Muslim Warfare, "We can always beat the French." This rule is identical to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.

18. War on Terrorism
France, keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans
and Muslims just to be safe. Attempts to surrender to Vietnamese
ambassador fail after he takes refuge in a McDonald's.

The question for any country silly enough to count on the French
should not be "Can we count on the French?", but rather "How long until France collapses?"

"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an
accordion. All you do is leave behind a lot of noisy baggage."

As it was recently stated in the Wall Street Journal about the
French, "They're there when they need you."

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Very good.

Unfortunately it'll piss off a few people.
But you know what?......F**k'em if they can't take a joke!
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That's funny, and true.
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Sad, but true.

Irrelevency expressed so well!
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