As far as the last French defeats, you can again take a look at the history before the war, in all most any cases the socialists disarmed the country, then declared the war. The ones who left the first the country to save their asses were politicians, and the high military ranks. When Germany invaded France, they had almost nothing to fight with. I remember my grand father telling me that after one month of fight the French gov didn't provided enough bullets, he was ordered with his combat buddies to put on the bayonnettes.
Iit is not a question of courage, it is about the socialist gov at this time and perhaps the ones before who disarmed the nation, but making fun of the people is pretty simplistic.
Same thing today, if I was making fun of the American people losing their 2nd Amendment, when I know that the congress are doing everything to trash it while the people do not agree, same principal.
Honestly, the penetration of Islam is not only in France but in the whole Europe.
How many Muslims live in the United States?
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The primary reason why Turkey has not been allowed to join the EU is not because of Turkey itself (there already are a lot of Turks in Holland and a few other countries), but because it would be a gateway to flood the rest of Europe with more jihadists. Once a country is part of the EU, there is an open border policy that allows people in member countries to easily migrate to any other country in the EU. It is the equivalent of moving to another state in the USA.
Of course, just as would be expected, Obummer just sent John Kerry over to help expedite Turkey's membership in the EU. Shanghai Blues, the European Union and John Kerry’s Turkey Visit | Brookings Institution
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin
This resume pretty well the problem.
I also wonder why the Arab countries have so many foreign workers when they have such high unemployment. In Lybia, there were millions of foreign workers and it seemed that the locals just sat around in the coffee shops. Even in the Gulf states this is still the case. It seems to me that it is part of the culture not to work.
At the start of WW2, the French had 3 armoured divisions against 10 for the Germans. The French also had the 4th Amour Division, but this unit was still being formed. Though the French armour was better, it was poorly deployed. The French rushed two armour divisions into Belgium. When the Fench discovered that the Germans had attacked France through the weakly held Ardennes, they rushed the two divisions back. The French 1st Armour Division was destroyed before the tanks could be offloaded from the trains and the French 2nd Armour divison was destroyed when it ran out of gas. The 3rd French Armor Division was deployed behind the Maginot Line to protect its rear and saw no action. Only the half-strength French 4th Armor was left to defend against the German advance. De Gaulle did manage a counter attack at Sedan and advanced 25km into the German lines. But at this point it was too little, too late.
The same sorry goes for the French Airforce. The French had hundreds of US made P-36 aircraft that still had not be removed from the packing crates. Additionally, the French had large amounts of Bloch MB.210, MS 406 and Dewoitine D.520 fighters. The trouble for France is that they did not have enough pilots and many pilots were reserve and in their 40s. The German pilots were young and would fly 4 missions a day without sleep. The French would fly 1-2 missions aday. This made it appear that the Germans had 4x the aircraft.