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    The French aren't very happy with us

    I never thought I'd see a western democratic country recall their ambassador from us. And before he left he gave us another serve. Like Cleese's French knight in Holy Grail!

    Dropping a 90 billion contract has gotta hurt though, even if they get two billion change.

    They'll probably put up now all the wind turbines around the VILLERS BRETONNEUX memorial they've been wanting to do!

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    Don't go to visit France this few years. I don't think we are welcome. The problems is from 50 billions to 90+billions in 5 years.

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    Fuck the Frogs.
    I had a Citroen once. Worst car ever.
    Should be called a Citron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooter View Post
    Fuck the Frogs.
    I had a Citroen once. Worst car ever.
    Should be called a Citron.
    I just want to show my appreciation for a criminally ignored gag.

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    Australia has to choose between China and France or USA and UK.

    We are going to miss French cheese. The smell of it is enough to make an 18-years-old punter horny.

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    Wasn't the French sub deal a dud from the begining?? One snippet was the Aussies wanted to have local suppliers involved in the project but the French refused.

    I like how the Chinese can have nuclear subs but if we get them we are not allowed

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    I do feel a bit sorry for the French. They are our allies. But the sub deal was turning into a real slow, expensive, argumentative grind. At least with the new deal everyone is speaking English.

    I remember Turnbull boasting "they will be built in Australia using Australian steel." How absurd. The whole fleet would use as much steel as went into two floors of Packer's casino. The output of one mill by morning tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooter View Post
    Fuck the Frogs.
    I had a Citroen once. Worst car ever.
    Should be called a Citron.
    Actually one at the National Museum

    Petit Citron

    https://www.nma.gov.au/explore/colle...citroen-tourer

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    I had a Peugeot.

    Gr8 Drive but straight after warranty in its 4th year,lots of things started having issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooter View Post
    Fuck the Frogs.
    I had a Citroen once. Worst car ever.
    Should be called a Citron.
    Quote Originally Posted by tpol View Post
    I had a Peugeot.

    Gr8 Drive but straight after warranty in its 4th year,lots of things started having issues
    Citroen, Peugeot, and Renault - The Three Stooges of the automotive industry.
    If the French subs are as shit as their cars then it's a good thing we got out of that deal.
    Much better to have a big V8 Ford or Chevvy engine in your subs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooter View Post
    Much better to have a big V8 Ford or Chevvy engine in your subs.
    That might be sooner than you think. The government is thinking about leasing a couple of the Virginia class subs in the meantime. There could be a couple of those mothers patrolling the waters in a year or two.

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    Just think. If the Soviets, British and the Americans didnít come to the rescue, the French would be speaking German now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Flintstone View Post
    Just think. If the Soviets, British and the Americans didn’t come to the rescue, the French would be speaking German now
    are the old magot line (yeah I know the wrong spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Flintstone View Post
    Just think. If the Soviets, British and the Americans didnít come to the rescue, the French would be speaking German now
    Yap! Asia and Australia would be speaking Japanese if not for the American able to withstand the imperial Japan attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Climax598 View Post
    Yap! Asia and Australia would be speaking Japanese if not for the American able to withstand the imperial Japan attack.
    Interesting find while reading history about WWII.Realise that America was supplying Japan with everything they needed for invading Korea, Mongolia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, practically all of Asia. Wasn't until the Europeans complained that their colonies in Asia were being taken over by Japan that America conceded to cut supply of petrol to Japan's war efforts. Which triggered Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour...

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    I thought France was "rescued" because they're the immediate neighbour to Britain. Once the Nazis gained full control of France, they were literally breathing down British necks.

    Similar thing with the US in the Pacific theatre. They had to dominate the region to prevent enemies sneaking up on them from the West (eg. Pearl Harbour), because they have lots of allies and not any powerful enemies on the East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldfishMan View Post
    I thought France was "rescued" because they're the immediate neighbour to Britain. Once the Nazis gained full control of France, they were literally breathing down British necks.

    Similar thing with the US in the Pacific theatre. They had to dominate the region to prevent enemies sneaking up on them from the West (eg. Pearl Harbour), because they have lots of allies and not any powerful enemies on the East.
    In the movie The Patriots by Mel Gibson, the French helped America to gain Independence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilisno View Post
    In the movie The Patriots by Mel Gibson, the French helped America to gain Independence.
    Not sure about all the details of the film but the basic premise that the French helped the Americans win the War of Independence is historically correct.
    The French played an important role.
    In fact many historians believe the US could not have won without help from the French.
    But if Braveheart is any indication of Mel's respect for historical accuracy then I suspect a lot of the details are wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooter View Post
    Citroen, Peugeot, and Renault - The Three Stooges of the automotive industry.
    If the French subs are as shit as their cars then it's a good thing we got out of that deal.
    Much better to have a big V8 Ford or Chevvy engine in your subs.
    I always wondered why their cars are so shit, then I saw first hand how they drive and the fact that 95% of cars on Paris streets have at least a bingle on them. It all made sense after that, lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
    That might be sooner than you think. The government is thinking about leasing a couple of the Virginia class subs in the meantime. There could be a couple of those mothers patrolling the waters in a year or two.
    Not that fast. We need to train our People in nuclear science. Is a new ball game and we only have one university teaching the course. The fastest would be in 10 year more like 15 years. Scomo already say like 2040 but if you say lease for US maybe 2030

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